Since the beginning, this year seemed to be an interesting one when it comes to all the announcements and planned releases. In the first five months we saw tons of good albums, but also lots of disappointing releases.
In the next few paragraphs (and pages), you can find out what 10 albums Prog Sphere extracted as the highlights of the first five months of 2014.
Feel free to name your favorites of the year so far and tell us about your expectations by the end of 2014.
To the uninitiated, minimalism may seem like an intimidating concept, but in reality it’s just the embodiment of the common axiom “less is more.” And in the case of Sonar, less happens to be a lot more, especially on their second album, Static Motion. You don’t even realize how much extraneous material exists in most of the music you hear every day until you listen to something like Static Motion and get your senses realigned. By hewing to a cunningly crafted set of constrictions on this album of nine ultra-streamlined instrumentals, the Swiss quartet somehow manages to wring the maximum amount of music out of a minimalist agenda. [taken from the album's press release]