“Progstravaganza” 1 was released in August 2010, and our goal was to introduce more people to the work of progressive bands coming from all around the world. It’s been a great journey so far. We released twelve parts and reached more than 22,000 downloads.
Since the tenth part of the series, we changed the way of releasing the samplers. Moving to Bandcamp as a “medium” through which we serve all this music brought many good things, starting from great insight in terms of statistics and ability to upload high definition audio formats, what results in a better sound quality (well at least for all of you, audiophiles!).
Although we are at the moment working on our next, thirteenth Progstravaganza, we decided to make a selection of the songs we featured on the first nine parts. Initially, the idea was to put complete samplers, but it was really hard to find all the songs in required audio formats, so instead we have tracks off the albums I have in my own collection.
Chris van der Linden delivered a great design for the art cover of Progstravaganza I-IX, and he will be designing the full artwork (including PDF booklet) for our upcoming sampler which should be out in late July. And it’s going to be a great one, trust me. If you have a band and think that you might be interested to be the part of the next Progstravaganza, get in touch with us, all the information can be found HERE.
As you can see, there are 79 tracks in this selection. That’s a lot of material there, it requires a lot of time to listen to it all, but I am sure that you will discover something old or new that is simply going to blow your mind. Now, head below and play, download, share and enjoy it! It’s all for you, folks. Thank you for your support!