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Showing posts from January, 2013

My Brother the Wind, Sweden

News: Nothing new to report on here. One of the band members has released a solo album recently.

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Location: Stockholm and Gothenburg

Overview: Formed by guitarists Mathias Danielson (Gösta Berlings Saga, Makajodama) and Nicklas Barker (Anekdoten), My Brother the Wind (named after an obscure Sun Ra album from 1970) exists as the musician's vehicle for improvised space rock.

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Ornithos, Italy

News: Ornithos are still posting on Facebook, but they don't appear very active nor are the new albums on the horizon.

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Location: Umbria

Overview: Ornithos are a sextet that is culled from the excellent ensemble Il Bacio delle Medusa. Like many new progressive bands from Italy, Ornithos looks back to the classic 1973 era for inspiration.

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Sithonia, Italy

News: Not much a happening in the world of Sithonia. Hopefully the reunion wasn't a one and done.

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Location: Bologna

Overview: Sithonia were one of the best of the neo Italian prog bands that emerged in the late 1980s. Their composition style was a cut above the rest, but the sounds were decidedly digital. Their reformation brought back more solid analog gear, and probably their best album objectively speaking.

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