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Member since: 10/29/2012 • Forum posts: 21 • Last visit: 11/8/2015 1:31:27 PM EST
Location: Mexico City

Progressive Biography

Born Feb 1, 1962, Mexico City.

Music has been an integral part of my formation, although opposite to my graphic work, my music learnings have always been kept away from central european music schools, in purpose to develop my music songwriting from within, as opposed to what happened with my visual arts which are close to the classic Greek school ideal of beauty and expression.

Therefore in this personal music quest, I had the luck to encounter top of the game mexican musicians and composers (1*Jorge Ritter, 2*Jorge Miller, 3*Carlos Robledo, and 3*Walter Schmith, and many others), that although a bit older than me accepted me in their circles.

So from one of Mexico's great 1* contemporary classic music composers and virtuoso, I was introduced to Steve Reich and oddly also to Roxy Music. From my guitar 2*teacher inevitably, Progressive music was something to be aware of, as Classical, and the best part of Rock music in all of its forms (as the freedom to compose instead of rehearsing my homework!). Then the great mexican RiO 3* "Decibel" band (included here in PA), openned my eyes to the universe of underground progressive electronics and the, then in diapers, "Rock in Opposition" musical movement.

Adding to that my personal and organic kinship with the USA's Blues and Jazz scene. From Muddy Waters to Django Reinhardt to Lightning Hopkins to John Coltrane to Art Tatum, and all that falls in between..............................!

I do appreciate a great performance, but in my book, composition and all it implies, comes first.

Top (personal) in my list, not all are prog/rock and in order of release if available:

Centrafrique: Musique Gbaya / Chants A Penser (Ocora C58008)

Various: Musica Futurista (The Art of Noise) (1909-1935)

John Coltrane: Stardust- 1963

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced?- 1967

Led Zeppelin I - 1969

Jimmy Page: Special Early Works, Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson- 1972

Yes: Close to the Edge- 1972

Roxy Music: For your Pleasure- 1973

Fripp & Eno: No Pussyfooting- 1973

Yes- Relayer-1974

Tangerine Dream: Rubycon- 1975

Klaus Schulze: Picture Music- 1975

Karlheinz Stockhausen: TRANS- 1976

Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians- 1978

Universe Zero: Heresie- 1979

Robert Fripp: God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners- 1980

Tuxedomoon: Divine- 1982 (sadly still missing in PA)

Yello: Stella- 1985 (sadly the same)

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman- 1994

Robert Fripp: A Blessing of Tears: Soundscapes- 1995

Various Artists : An Anthology Of Noise And Electronic (1937-2005) - vol 4.- 2006

Robert Fripp: At The End Of Time: Churchscapes - 2006- 2007

Steve Roach: A Deeper Silence- 2008

Carbon Based Lifeforms : Endospore -2011 (still missing in PA)

Alio Die: Deconsecrated And Pure- 2012

Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 3 - 2015 (still missing in PA)

Reviews distribution by sub-genre

 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Progressive Electronic4863.40
2 Crossover Prog1803.09
3 RIO/Avant-Prog1343.60
4 Prog Related1013.12
5 Eclectic Prog1003.43
6 Symphonic Prog792.89
7 Jazz Rock/Fusion783.47
8 Psychedelic/Space Rock603.37
9 Krautrock593.24
10 Prog Folk373.59
11 Proto-Prog323.34
12 Post Rock/Math rock153.20
13 Rock Progressivo Italiano133.23
14 Heavy Prog123.17
15 Canterbury Scene93.56
16 Neo-Prog82.88
17 Zeuhl44.25
18 Indo-Prog/Raga Rock43.25
19 Progressive Metal33.00
20 Various Genres22.50
21 Experimental/Post Metal13.00

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