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Delusion Rain – Mystery

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Mystery – Delusion Rain – Canada – Neo-Prog

I haven’t visited the site – progstreaming.com lately, but I thought tonight would be a good night for some prog rock, so I took a trip to the site to check out the latest albums. When I search through prog albums by artists I don’t know (that’s most of them at progstreaming), the first albums that I give a listen to are the one’s whose albums covers look the most interesting. One of the album covers that caught my eye was from the band Mystery and their album Delusion Rain. Within the first few minutes of listening to the album, I knew I was going to like this band! Nice guitar, nifty vocals with words that I can actually understand and very melodic music. I was actually not surprised, when I went to ProgArchives, that the sub-genre of the band’s music was neo-prog, sometimes bordering on symphonic.

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Votum – :Ktonik:

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Votum – Atmospheric Progressive Metal – Poland

So this afternoon I decided to explore some new progressive rock releases. So I went to New Prog Rock Releases and started looking. First I checked out  from France – Far From Your Sun and their album “In The Beginning… Was The Emotion”,. I gave it a quick listen and thought their music sounded promising but I moved on. The second band was an  “Atmospheric Progressive Metal” band Votum. Their latest release in titled T:Ktonik: I found this album really interesting and ended up listening to the whole album, and followed up with a trip to ProgArchives to find out more about the band!

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Citizen by Billy Sherwood and the Miles Zip!!

The Run – November 12, 2015 – Creek Out and Back

Being the fair-weather runner that I am, I was a little concerned on Thursday, when I could see that it was raining in the morning. I thought that maybe my run would be washed out like it was on Tuesday.But the front moved through and by the time I was ready to run at around 4 o’clock it was cloudy but not raining. I decided that I would run my Creek Out and Back since it was getting close to dark and that course crosses only one main street and it is an easy run, which fit well with a day that started a 7 am at Target!!

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Sky Architects – The Hollows

 The Hollows – Sky Architects – Post Rock/Math  – Denmark!

So on last Thursday’s run the soundtrack  was The Hollows from Sky Architects. I was excited when I saw this new release the other day. I knew that I had listened to this band before and had enjoyed their work. The album was really good somewhat different from what I expected but enjoyable none the less. When I went to research the band this morning I discovered that they were NOT who I thought they were. These guys have an s on the end of Architect! Sky Architect is a heavy prog quintet from the Netherlands. While Sky Architects is a four-man  Post Rock/Math band from Aarhus, Denmark!! Ok so here is the geograhy geeks moment. Where is Aarhus in Denmark.

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Sky Architects Danish Prog on a Four-Mile Run!

The Run – Friday October 30, 2015 – 4 miles

So again I am two runs behind. On Friday (Oct 30th) I ran four miles over flat course and then yesterday I ran a practice 10K over portions of the same course and of course adding a coupe of more miles. Yesterday’s run was a little more challenging, I tried to keep it slow throughout the run and did maintain a pace that was slower than Thursday’s run but still maybe a little faster than I wanted to run. In my defense, I will say that I had to keep the pace a little faster because of the impending darkness. I had hoped to start the run around 3 o’clock, but then I went to Target instead and didn’t start my run until around 4:15 so with the end of Daylight Savings Time It was getting dark over the last part of the run!!

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Since Ever’s Prog Rock Powers a Four-Mile Run

So after babysitting Oliver on Monday and then working yesterday at Target, I was a little tired yesterday and it was one of the two days I can run this week. After work I seriously thought about skipping the run, but on a quick shopping trip my wife asked if I was going to run. I said, “I’m thinking about it!” Hum, did she read my post or did she just assume that it was a day I could run?? Either way it kinda sealed the deal that I was going to run!!I decided that I would run 4 miles, but over a course without a hill! So once again I carved out a new four mile course over the familiar streets of Riverside and Delran.

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Forest Field – Angels? And Another Four Mile Run

The Melodic Prog Rock of Forest Field Makes Another Four Mile Run Easier!

The Week

So this week has been a busy and stress filled week. Tuesday was a normal work day at Target,but on Wednesday things got a little upsetting. On Wednesday morning, when I arrived at my son Andrew’s house to babysit Oliver, Andrew was still there and wasn’t dressed for work. With my Spidey senses working overtime I asked :Is everything all right? Andrew’s response was no and that he wasn’t going to work. I questioned “Am I staying?” Yes! Soon Andrew and Meaghan were off to Urgent Care. Back in the early winter last year Andrew had severe pains in his lower chest and  upper abdomen but he took some pain medication, the pain went away, and the doctor really didn’t know what the cause was! More recently my third son Peter had the same pains, he ended up in the hospital with an initial diagnosis of pancreatititis. After an endoscopy he was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia.

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Pantommind’s Progressive Metal Fuels a Good Run

So this morning I woke up feeling kinda stiff, but I guess that is what you should expect as one approaches 64. I knew that a run was on “my schedule” but so was yoga. I decided that I was going to do my Monday morning routine of Kundalini mixed with some weights and band exercises. As I did those exercises, I started to feel better and better, so thought well just maybe I COULD run!! I also thought it would be pretty bad to extol the virtues of scheduling and then skip a run the second day it’s on my schedule!!  I decided yes I would run!!

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Goblin Rebirth – The Safari Explores Italian Prog Again!

Goblin Rebirth – Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy

It seems that lately I have been enjoying more and more bands that fall into the sub-genre of Rock Progressivo Italiano (See Armonite, Unreal City). The latest one is Goblin Rebirth. Their self-titled debut album has been in my rotation for a few days. It was even the soundtrack for a walk yesterday, back from the garage that was repairing my daughter’s car! It is a really good instrumental album.

Since the album was self-titled i thought Goblin Rebirth was a new band!! Wrong!! In reality they are what the name suggests, the rebirth of the band Goblin,whose roots go back to the mid-70s when  they collaboratied with Italian master of horror Dario Argento, scoring, a number of  Argento’s horror films such as ‘Profondo Rosso,’ ‘Zombi’ and ‘Suspiria.’ Goblin achieved immense success from this collaboration and achieved a legeneday status. The majority of their  music is heavy and moody with a Pink Floyd feel. The centerpiece of the band in the early years was the outstanding keyboard work of Claudio Simonett  Throughout the years in addition to the lastest reincarnation as Goblin Rebirth,,  the band has also been known as: Back to the Goblin, New Goblin,the Goblin Keys and Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin!

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Colin Edwin – Explorations of his Music!

Colin Edwin –  fretted and fretless bass guitar , double bass and guimbri. –Born July 2, 1970

Ihave explored the music of Colin Edwin, not through the band that he has been a member of since 1993 Porcupine Tree; but through his collaborations with Jon Durant and more recently with Armonite. So today July 2nd i thought it may be a good day to more extensively explore the man and his music.  What I discovered is that Colin Edwin, like many talented musicians has many different outlets for his musicianship! In addition to his work with Porcupine Tree, Edwin has released solo albums. collaborated many artists and been a member of several bands! Some basics from Wikipedia.

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