ProgSphere’s Progstravaganza Compilation of Awesomeness – Part 1

ProgSphere’s Progstravaganza Compilation of Awesomeness – Part 1 started out as an idea that I had when I was on a vacation in July, surrounded by nature.

The idea was to create a sampler CD, but as that would mean investing additional money we didn’t have at the time, Dan suggested doing it as a downloadable compilation. I liked his suggestion, and as soon as I returned home, the two of us started asking bands if they were willing to participate and the responses I received were quite positive.

Here is the tracklist that Dan and I created along with some links to articles on the blog that relate to the bands/artists listed if you desire more information.

  1. Flor De Loto – Madre Tierra (8:08) –  (read an interview with Alejandro Jarin)
  2. Uneven – The Climb (2:34) – (We will try to have an interview/review in the future)
  3. Birds & Buildings – Birds Flying Into Buildings (9:08) – (read an interview with Dan Britton)
  4. Lunar Dunes – When I was on Horseback (7:23) - (read a review of Lunar Dunes’ From Above)
  5. Novus Rex – Belteshazzer’s Dream (8:09) – (read an interview with J.R. Fernandez or the review of the album, Plowshares Into Swords)
  6. My Brother The Wind – The Mournful Howl Of Dawn (13:07) – (read the interviews with Nicklas Barker and Mathias Danielsson. We have a review of the album forthcoming)
  7. Klotet – Tulpandrakula (4:17) – (read the interview with Påhl Sundström and Mikal Styrke)
  8. Deluge Grander – The Solitude of Miranda (7:10) – (read an interview with Dan Britton)
  9. Fromuz – Influence of Time (11:50) – (read an interview with Vitaly Popeloff)
  10. Gösta Berlings Saga – Fem Trappor (6:32) – (We have an interview of GBS scheduled to be posted)

The super awesome artwork for the album (the cover of which is posted up above) was designed by the wonderful Påhl Sundström, the guitarist of Klotet, who are actually included in this compilation as they are one of Dan’s favorite bands. This image will soon be available for sale as a T-shirt, so keep your eyes peeled for that post if you want one :D

I will not prolong this any longer. Some of this info is reiterated in the notes that come along with the album. There’s also some info written by the artists themselves in there. Enjoy please, and keep on progging!


Actually, one more thing… You’ll notice that this is only Part One, right? That’s correct, Dan and I are planning more and more of these. There are a ton of unknown bands out there, and I’m sure a lot of you guys know of some of them, or could even BE some of them! If you do (or are), feel free to send one of us an email. Our emails are listed in the “About ProgSphere” tab on the top left of the site. We look forward to hearing from people!

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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