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October 2016 Roundup

Still hanging onto these updates. Trying to keep up despite personal events swirling around me. Leaving me at times completely buried and others with nothing to do but play around with my music hobby. Crazy.


----Monthly updates on existing band pages

Managed to get a few more updates this time.

Added notes for Radio Massacre International - Solid States
Added notes for Level Pi - Electronic Sheep
Rebuilt the Jettison Slinky page with new notes throughout.


----Under the Radar bands with new albums on the way

Here are some new announcements since last month:

Dungen - Häxan. Mexican Summer. November 25. Yet another one of the more "mainstream" bands with a new release. Wow - they all came out at once!

Flor de Loto - Árbol De La Vida. Azafran Media. Looks like this was released on August 16th. I've fallen behind a bit on this band as they started down the prog metal path. I need to update the page to the new format and get some new links up there. For another day.

Moogg - Italian Luxury Style. Mellow. Finally released on CD (October 8th) after being download only for some months. Very excited about this one as I loved the debut! I need to update the page for this as well.

Patchwork Cacophony - Five of  Cups. November 7. This is Ben Bell's new band, named after his first solo album. I have this one on the way. Very excited about it!

Sun Dial - Made in the Machine. Sulatron. Released October 20. Oh my goodness, yet another more mainstream act with an album. It's a conspiracy I tell ya! I need to get a page up for these guys.

There's also a new Metallica album coming in November which I thought was interesting anyway...


----The below were announced previously. Updates are in italics and underlined. All released albums will be removed from next month's posting.

Goat - Requiem. October 7.  Released.

Nuova Era - Return to the Castle. Late October.  Released.

Syd Arthur - Apricity. October 21. Released

Unreal City - not yet titled. Spring 2017According to their Facebook page, the new date has been set for September 10, 2017 - and will be on both LP and CD.

Wolf People - Ruins. November 11.

Accordo dei Contrari - Violato Intatto. Date to be announced.

Consorzio Acqua Potabile - Coraggio e Mistero. On Black Widow. New album with Alvaro Fella (Jumbo!) on vocals. This could be very special. Theoretically released Oct. 20. Haven't seen it myself yet.

Corima - Amaterasu. Soleil Zeuhl.  Released / November 2nd.

Eye - Vision And The Ageless Light. Laser's Edge. November 18.

Gosta Berlings Saga - Sersophane. Not sure of label. Guessing Cuneiform. Looks like the label is Icosahedron Music. Release date is set for December 16th according to sources.

Universal Totem Orchestra - Mathematical Mother. Black Widow Records. We're now hearing of a December release.


----The A-List

(See August 2016 Roundup for full explanation of this section)

Haven't had a chance to focus on this lately, though I did add Spettri to the list.


----Personal Situation

Much shorter update. Just started the 7th week of the job search. I had one firm turn me down 2 weeks ago after being fast tracked through the process. I do have an offer (confirmed) from another firm coming tomorrow after 6 weeks of intense interviewing, and most likely a second one from another company a bit later than that - also after 6 weeks of intense interviews. So the ordeal appears to be coming to a close. If all works out, this has been a total blessing. These are big jobs, so it's going to be a very interesting next/last phase of my career.

As for Purple Peak Records, I'm still awaiting my path forward before launching the sale. It's all ready to go. I just need to ensure there's a clean weekend to have it. Still hoping for sometime this year.

Comments

  1. More recent goodies for the Italoprog fans:
    Metamorfosi - Purgatorio (completing their Dante trilogy)
    Eris Pluvia - Different Earths

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    1. Thanks Bas for the additions. Good choices!

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  2. Apologies if this is old news, but I just stumbled upon the AMS youtube channel. It has full (!) versions of the new Nuova Era and Eris Pluvia, along with a lot of older releases. So for those who want to try before they buy, here's where to go:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1g-VWw1IqwoUHBsYCKb5g/playlists

    BTW, I think it's a shame Nuova Era decided to swap their native Italian for English vocals on their new album...

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    1. Thanks Bas. And yes, completely agree about singing in English. Much prefer native languages!

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