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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Project Featuring Pat Mastelotto, David Kollar, and Paolo Raineri

KoMaRa:
Boundary-Breaking, Cinematic Industrial Ethno-Rock From
King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto and Renowned Avant-Experimentalists David Kollar and Paolo Raineri

KoMaRa’s self-titled debut album is based on a dark, deviant and explicit detective story. It reflects the mysterious circumstances of an abduction and the ultimate demise of the abductee. It’s a NSFW, Rated-R release designed for the open-minded and brave. Unnerving, haunting artwork by Tool’s Adam Jones further underlines the album’s provocative vibe.

The recording is predominantly instrumental, but includes occasional vocals by Raineri, Leashya and Bill Munyon. Equally menacing, incendiary and vulnerable, they serve as interludes to either break or create moods and tension throughout. The album also has moments of light and hope, told through short trumpet vignettes by Raineri.

KoMaRa came together through social media, with Kollar reaching out to Mastelotto on Facebook about potential gigs and recordings. Everyone was mutually intrigued and met up in Slovakia, where Kollar is based, in November 2014. The trio played gigs across myriad Slavic countries to enthusiastic, open-minded audiences. The group then went on to record in Prague, capturing three long improvisations that formed the basis of the pieces on KoMaRa’s debut album. Acclaimed engineers Bill Munyon and Adrian Benevides also contributed to faithfully reflecting the release’s mercurial approach.

“For me, KoMaRa is the epitome of my belief that great records are like movies,” said Mastelotto. “The best musicians don’t need scripts because they understand the movie is always evolving. That’s the beauty of music, too. It inspires its own script and cinematography in every listener’s head.”

Pat Mastelotto is one of the world’s most celebrated drummers. He has been a member of every King Crimson lineup from 1994 to the present. In addition, he’s one third of Stick Men, a trio with Tony Levin and Markus Reuter. Mastelotto has also collaborated with Steven Wilson, Terry Bozzio, Trey Gunn, Allan Holdsworth, John Paul Jones, and Kimmo Pohjonen.

Slovakian guitarist and composer David Kollar has released nine expansive albums, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. His last recording, 2013’s The Son, an atmospheric, emotionally-charged effort, received accolades from Guitar Moderne, France’s A Decovrir Absolument, and the Czech and Slovak Radio Head awards. He’s also worked with Eivind Aarset, Gergo Borlai, Bjorn Charles Dreyer and Lenka Dusilová.
Trumpeter Paolo Raineri takes his instrument and processes it in real-time to create ethereal, otherworldly sounds. The Italian musician combines Scandinavian nu-jazz influences with psychedelic rock, experimental and free improvisation in his award-winning Junkfood 4tet. In addition, he’s performed with Stefano Battaglia, Berserk!, The Blessed Beat, Baustelle, Calibro 35, Nada, and Enrico Gabrielli.



Learn more about KoMaRa at: music.komaraband.com  or  www.komaraband.com

NEXT TO NONE - A Light in the Dark - Now available to PRE-ORDER!!!


InsideOut Music is proud to partner with Radiant Records for the North American  
Next to None pre-order!

Due for release June 30th, 'A Light in the Dark' is Next to None's debut album. Merging modern aggression with considerable melodic depth and multi-part arrangements, the prodigies in Next to None represent the next generation of progressive music!

Formed in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the young band features Max Portnoy (16, drums), Ryland Holland (16, guitar), Kris Rank (16, bass) and Thomas Cuce (17, vocals/keyboards). The album features guest appearances by Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses) & Neal Morse, and was produced by Mike Portnoy.

You can now pre-order the 9-song, 57-minute album on CD; it is also available at a special bundle price, paired with one of two different shirt designs. Please find all available preorder packages here:


   
A Light in the Dark tracklist:
1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
3. Runaway
4. A Lonely Walk
5. Control
6. Lost
7. Social Anxiety
8. Legacy
9. Blood On My Hands
 

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RIVERSIDE - Studio news and massive touring update announced!



While polish Prog masters RIVERSIDE continue working on their new studio album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", they are now already announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which is expected to be released in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic.

 RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment from the studio: 
"Recordings are going really well. We are almost at the end. We are happy with how the new compositions are turning out. Believe it or not but this might become the RIVERSIDE album you have been waiting for."


Here is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tour dates announced so far for 2015:

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and "An evening with" headline shows:
July 11 Spain, Barcelona, Be Prog! My Friend festival *
July 14 Italy, Milano, Lo-Fi
July 15 Italy, Bologna, Alchemica club
July 18 Germany, St Goarshausen, Night of the Prog festival *
July 21 Germany, Reichenbach, Bergkeller
July 23 Germany, Worpswede, Music Hall
July 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
July 26 United Kingdom, Maidstone, Ramblin' Manfair festival *
Aug  29 Poland, Olsztyn, Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena
Sept 5 Brazil, Sao Paulo, Via Marquês / Overload Music Festival *
Sept 7 Chile, Santiago, Teatro Cariola
Sept 10 Mexico, Mexico City, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Center stage
Sep 13 - Richmond, VA - The Canal club
Sep 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon
Sep 16 - New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre
Sep 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Theatre La Tulipe
Sep 20 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
Sep 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
More dates to be confirmed soon...

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju
Oct 16 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinen Halle 2
Oct 17 The Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
Oct 18 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
Oct 20 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 21 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory
Oct 22 UK, Manchester, The Ritz
Oct 23 UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC2
Oct 24 UK, Northampton, The Roadmenders
Oct 26 UK, Southampton, The 1865
Oct 27 France, Paris, Divan Du Monde
Oct 30 Portugal, Lisbon, Paradise Garage
Oct 31 Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava
Nov 1 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Apolo / Be Prog! The Madness Day festival
Nov 2 France, Lyon, Marche Gare
Nov 4 Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7
Nov 5 Germany, München, Strom
Nov 6 Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
Nov 7 Germany, Berlin, C-Club
Nov 8 Poland, Krakow, Rotunda
Nov 10 Poland, Gdansk, B90
Nov 11 Poland, Warsaw, Stodola
 
  
RIVERSIDE's latest album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.
More information about "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" will follow soon...
   


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Tim Bowness launches 'The Great Electric Teenage Dream'



Tim Bowness recently announced the release of his third solo album, 'Stupid Things That Mean The World', for release on the 17th July 2015. A year on from the acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Bowness returns with this powerful and eclectic new record, and can now reveal the first track to be taken from it, in the form of a video. 'The Great Electric Teenage Dream' is the opening track from the album.
You can watch the video here exclusively on PopMatters.
   
Tim had this to say about the track: 
"This is the opening track from Stupid Things That Mean The World, though it was one of the last pieces to be completed for the album.  It's partly rooted in some powerful drum patterns Pat Mastelotto recorded in 2013, but most of the song came together in one late night live session at NAM Studios in February this year. Subsequently, Colin Edwin, Andrew Booker and Bruce Soord made some additions that helped build the tension in the song further.  Stephen Bennett - who I co-wrote the song with - created the video, which has a nice 'retro-future' theme running through it that complements some of the ideas in the lyric."
  

Produced by Bowness and mixed by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord (who also adds some choice guitar parts), 'Stupid Things That Mean The World' features a core of Bowness along with members of the No-Man live band (Stephen Bennett, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), augmented by contributions from Peter Hammill, Phil Manzanera, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Anna Phoebe, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Scott Walker), and Rhys Marsh. As on Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Classical composer Andrew Keeling, best known for his work with The Hilliard Ensemble, Evelyn Glennie and Robert Fripp, provides striking string arrangements. The album was mastered by The Pineapple Thief's Steve Kitch.

The beautiful artwork for the album was once again done by I Monster's Jarrod Gosling, and you can see that below. The album will be available as Double CD Media book featuring a companion disc of alternate mixes and demos (including an unreleased No-Man demo from 1994), as well as a gatefold vinyl LP with CD & digital download.
The album is available to pre-order through Burning Shed, where people who purchase the album will receive a 5.1 flac download of the audio as well as a signed postcard: https://www.burningshed.com/store/noman/

Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was released last year to critical acclaim, with Classic Rock calling it a 'cinematic, contemporary classic' and Prog Magazine naming it 'arch art-progger Bowness's masterpiece.' The album also reached the top 20 of the UK rock album charts upon release, and was subsequently included in Prog Magazine's critics' choice top 20 of 2014.

Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band No-Man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with No-Man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (amongst many others), and is a member of the bands Henry Fool and Memories Of Machines.  

   

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Devin Townsend Project to release "Dark Matters" & "Sky Blue" August 7










Devin Townsend Project released the double album, , in late 2014 and will now issue each part, SKY BLUE and DARK MATTERS, in their own separate packages on August 7.  The epic lyric video for the track "March Of The Poozers" taken from the DARK MATTERS side of the album can be seen on the
InsideOut YouTube channel here:

You can view lyric videos for the tracks "Rejoice" and "Deathray" below:

You can purchase here:

You can find some of the media reactions to the album below:

 

"Sky Blue, AND the next chapter in the Ziltoid saga, Dark Matters.  The connective tissue?  Both are undeniably the work of Devin Townsend at the 2014 temporal checkpoint of his evolution." - DECIBEL Magazine

"His vocal range and skills as a producer are matched only by his twisted sense of humour, which has birthed two records featuring a power-mad, coffee-obsessed alien overlord called Ziltoid the Omniscient."  - EXCLAIM! Magazine

"DEVIN TOWNSEND IS ONE OF THE MOST prolific musicians around today.  The man is an unstoppable lunatic.  He transcends the meaning of keeping busy" 
- OUTBURN Magazine

"A true sci-fi masterpiece, like a musical Orson Welles radio show" 
- METAL UNDERGROUND.com

"You can call Devin Townsend's music progressive, experimental, symphonic or a half dozen other labels and it is a bit of all of those. But what it truly is is outrageous." 
- BLOODY GOOD HORROR.com



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New Leprous album "The Congregation" out today in North America

New Leprous album 
"The Congregation" out today  
  
   

The new album by Prog Metallers LEPROUS - "The Congregation"
is out today, June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.  
     
 "I'm convinced that The Congregation will be a better record than that new Tool disc. It's truly difficult to show up an album with such a monumental amount of passion and craftsmanship as is unleashed here." -- New Noise 


  You can purchase the album either as digital, standard jewel case CD or as shirt-bundle options here:

Amazon:  
http://www.amazon.com/Congregation-Leprous/dp/B00JFRKPOK  

CD & shirt bundles available here:
http://www.manicmusiconline.com/leprous-the-congregation 

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-congregation/id994997947

   
The band had recently released an audio clip for the track 
"Rewind" which you can check out on Metal Sucks here: 
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/04/30/exclusive-track-premiere-leprous-rewind/  


Also, you can check out the video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's  
opening track "The Price" on the IOM YouTube channel:  
https://youtu.be/0G9Qd_84YZs  


Here is the track-listing for the 65 minutes long album release:

LEPROUS - "The Congregation"
1. The Price
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower
   

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The album's artwork was created by Nihil / www.nihil.fr


A comprehensive making-of studio video for "The Congregation" can be now seen here:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYGC0SZI1fs 

  
LEPROUS line-up 2015:
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Keys
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitars
Øystein Landsverk - Guitars
Baard Kolstad - Drums


LEPROUS online:
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www.leprous.net/mobile
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www.youtube.com/leprouschannel

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MOTU Releases The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank




  
MOTU Releases The Bob Moog Foundation 
Encore Soundbank


 
Jim Cooper - Michelle Moog-Koussa
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Cambridge, MA - May 19, 2015...  
MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation announce the release of the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank, a new and exciting collection of instrument and percussion sounds produced in commemoration of Bob Moog's 81st Birthday, coming up on May 23rd. In a charitable effort to raise funds for the foundation, over twenty legendary synthesists and renowned sound designers donated original samples to assist with the creation of the sound library, which offers over 2 GB of material. Now available for purchase from the MOTU website (www.motu.com/moog-encore), the library is fully compatible with any host software on Mac or Windows that supports virtual instruments, including popular DAW software such as Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, Cockos Reaper, and MOTU Digital Performer. All proceeds from the sale of the Encore Soundbank will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

The library ships in the form of a UVI soundbank that can be loaded into the cross-platform, universally compatible UVI Workstation virtual instrument player, available for free download from uvi.net. The library can also be loaded into MOTU's MachFive 3 sampler for side-by-side integration with other MachFive-compatible soundbanks. Most of the 200+ Encore Soundbank presets are scripted to include vintage Moog-style filter and envelope controls. 

MOTU is proud to support the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog and the Bob Moog Foundation's educational and historic preservation work through the funding generated by the sales of the Encore Soundbank. The following artists generously contributed to this project: Vince Clark, Al Kooper, Jordan Rudess, Suzanne Ciani, Larry Fast, Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese / Thorsten Quaeschning), Goldfrapp (Will Gregory), Kevin Antunes, Adam Holzman, Erik Norlander, Peter Gorges, Amin Bhatia, CJ Vanston, Drew Neumann, Kevin Lamb, Dave Spiers, Jack Hotop, Jerry Kovarsky, Kent Spong, Klaus Peter Rausch, Taiho Yamada, Michael Koehler, Chris Cox, "Magic" Dave Roberts, Marty Cutler, Marc Doty and I Monster (Dean Honer / Jerrod Gosling).
  
The soundbank is released in special remembrance of Edgar Froese, who enthusiastically donated sounds for the project, but passed away suddenly on January 20, 2015. His contribution to the Encore Soundbank was one of his last musical endeavors. We are deeply grateful for his generous contribution to this project. He is greatly missed.

Sounds included in the library were created using classic instruments including various Moog modulars and Minimoogs, Buchla modular, EMS Synthi A and VCS3, Yamaha CS-80, Alesis Andromeda, Sequential Circuits Prophets, Hammond B3 organ, classic Korg synths, rare Russian Polivoks, multiple theremins and effects pedals, a rare and exotic Ondioline, and an extremely rare Moog Apollo, plus much more.*

 
"Bob Moog's legacy touches each and every one of us every day," said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. "Here at MOTU, we were inspired by the milestone of his 81st birthday, to pay tribute to his lasting effect on music. What better way than with kids, and supporting the work of the Bob Moog Foundation to educate and inspire them through his life's work."

Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, notes, "The Foundation is tremendously grateful to MOTU and the contributing artists who have made the Encore Soundbank an extraordinary resource for musicians across genres. The funding generated from this product will allow us to expand our educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and to inspire even more children through the intersection of science, music, and technology."

The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank is now available for purchase from the MOTU web site for $99 (www.motu.com/moog-encore). All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation.

MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation would like to extend special thanks and recognition to Erik Norlander, Arnaud Sicard, and the team at uvi.net for their invaluable assistance in producing this project, as well as to producer Nate Donmoyer who created the audio samples for the product.

 
*(All registered trademarks property of their respective owners.)

  
About MOTU:

 
MOTU is an engineering-driven music technology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are passionately driven to create products that help you produce amazing music. MOTU's award-winning hardware and software are used by top professionals every day on hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster films. MOTU and Mark of the Unicorn are registered trademarks of Mark of the Unicorn, Inc. in the US and other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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About the Bob Moog Foundation 

The Bob Moog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of science, music, history, and innovation. The Foundation's hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, is an innovative, experiential ten week curriculum that teaches second graders the science of sound through music and technology. The Foundation's other focus is the preservation of history through their work with the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, a collection of rare schematics, instruments, photos, planning notes, prototypes, and more.  The Bob Moog Foundation is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.


 
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The Bob Moog Foundation
PO Box 8136
Asheville, NC 28814
Tel: +1 (828)-258-1262