ProgSphere’s AwesomeCast: Episode 08 – 2011 Year in Review – All About Prog

I know that I’ve become a bit boring by repeating how this year is one of the best in recent years when it comes to music, but I swear I have really strong evidence for my claim. To do so, I’ve come up with 100 albums, divided into 5 categories where each of the categories is backed up by an AwesomeCast. You get a special article together with a podcast with this one. Could you ask for more?

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The honor of opening this series of podcasts is given to “All About Prog” – where the emphasis is progressive rock and metal albums which received very good reviews, but above all, the albums we liked. Thus, in this one you’ll find a mix ranging from prog fusion Accordo dei Contrari and Planeta Imaginario to “classic” stuff from Beardfish, Opeth, The Tangent and all that spiced with the excellence of Steve Wilson, Arch & Matheos, Haken, and more. The complete tracklist is below, as always.

The plan is to publish one podcast per a week, terminating with the last week in December, meaning that the dates are following:

December 1st – “All About Prog
December 8th – “Doomed, stoned & twisted
December 15th – “The Darkest Side of Prog
December 22nd – “Psyched out, thru space
December 29th – “xCeptional”

Additionally, at some point we will release the 8th Progstravaganza compilation, but you will be informed about it when the time is right. To make a long story short, stream this podcast and enjoy the journey. There will be more!

Tracklist:

01. Leprous - Bilateral (taken from Bilateral, InsideOut Music)
02. Gevende - Vigeland (taken from Sen Balık Değilsinki, Baykuş Music)
03. OpethHaxprocess (taken from Heritage, Roadrunner Records)
04. Steven WilsonRemainder the Black Dog (taken from Grace for Drowning, Kscope)
05. Beardfish - Without Saying Anything (feat. Ventriloquist) (taken from Mammoth, InsideOut Music)
06. Herd of InstinctRoad to Asheville (taken from Herd of Instinct, Firepool Records)
07. Neal MorseCrossing Over – Mercy Street Revisited (taken from Testimony 2, InsideOut Music)
08. Haken - Nocturnal Conspiracy (taken from Visions, Sensory)
09. Gösta Berlings SagaIsland (taken from Glue Works, Cuneiform Records)
10. X-Panda - Black (taken from Flight of Fancy, Nailboard Records)
11. Red SnapperIn Your Backs (taken from Key, V2 Records)
12. Accordo dei ContrariArabesque (taken from Kublai)
13. Myrath - Braving the Seas (taken from Tales of the Sands, Nightmare Records)
14. White Willow - Red Leaves (taken from Terminal Twilight, The Laser’s Edge Music)
15. Mars HollowWalk Alone (taken from World in Front of Me, 10T Records)
16. Anima MorteContamination (taken from The Nightmare Becomes Reality, Transubstans Records)
17. Steve HackettTurn This Island Earth (taken from Beyond the Shrouded Horizon, InsideOut Music)
18. Arch/MatheosOn the Fence (taken from Sympathetic Resonance, Metal Blade Records)
19. Planeta ImaginarioThe Sea…and Later the Sun…and the Reflection (taken from Optical Delusions, Cuneiform Records)
20. The TangentThe Wiki Man (taken from COMM, InsideOut Music)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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