MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

DISTANT MONSTERS

Martigan

Neo-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Martigan Distant Monsters album cover
3.86 | 59 ratings | 3 reviews | 27% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy MARTIGAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Theodor's Walls
2. Lion (White, Wild & Blind)
3. Simplicius
4. Complicius
5. The Lake
6. On Tiptoe
7. Fire on the Pier
8. Take Me or Leave Me

Total Time 75:00

Lyrics

Search MARTIGAN Distant Monsters lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MARTIGAN Distant Monsters tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Kai Marckwordt / Lead Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone
- Oliver Rebhan / Keyboard,Backing Vocals
- Alex Bisch / Drums, Backing Vocals
- Björn Bisch / Guitar
- Mario Koch / Bass

Releases information

December 18, 2015
Format: CD, Digital
Label: Progressive Promotion Records

Thanks to mbzr48 for the addition
Edit this entry

MARTIGAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy MARTIGAN Distant Monsters Music


Distant MonstersDistant Monsters
Import
CD Baby 2015
Audio CD$12.92
$9.49 (used)
Distant Monsters by Martigan (2015-08-03)Distant Monsters by Martigan (2015-08-03)
CD Baby
Audio CD$43.62

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy MARTIGAN music online Buy MARTIGAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

MARTIGAN Distant Monsters ratings distribution


3.86
(59 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
27%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
37%
Good, but non-essential (24%)
24%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)
5%

MARTIGAN Distant Monsters reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Rivertree
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR PSIKE Team & Band Submissions
4 stars Try to pick up the spirit and create your own thing! Since they are active for more than two decades in the meanwhile, the MARTIGAN crew have the ability to make a lasting impression, at least when it comes to such a distant monster like this. The band is mainly, but not solely, underway in the neo prog tradition. Thus, from time to time you will detect hints pointing to the likes of IQ, Marillion, Saga, RPWL, Gate6. So much for a rough orientation music-wise. What matters in the end, no wonder, touches the quality of the compositions, and the characteristics the particular members are contributing.

Concerning the latter I'd like to mention Kai Marckwordt first of all. His vocals are one of a kind really, very empathic, optimally integrated into the sound. Just starting with Theodor's Walls all the aforementioned attributes are blended here. I mean the unusual multi-variant song structure, rich guitar riffing in between, the quite simple but perfect piano loop which accompanies you over the course, and finally a singing voice which leaves me with no option but to be excited. This track appears to be outstanding, a real masterpiece!

The following songs are offering more diverse impressions, from a wonderfully relaxed and melodic appearance regarding Simplicius and TipToe to some extended instrumental parts to be found on The Lake or Fire On The Pier for example. Hell! It took some time to write my words, released in December last year the album ultimately obtained a place on my top twenty list for 2015 at least. Recommended, 'Distant Monsters' is an album of a high caliber. Don't miss that!

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars German band MARTIGAN has been an ongoing venture for more than 20 years, and following a few initial albums released in quick succession early on, they now come out with a new album in a five to six year long cycles. "Distant Monsters" is their fifth studio recording, and was released by Progressive Promotion Records towards the tail end of 2015.

Elegant, accessible and melodic neo-progressive rock comes across as the rock-solid foundation upon which Martigan crafts their compositions. With a foot and a half well inside early '80s neo-progressive rock, with some careful flavors and details borrowed from the sound many such bands explored in the '90s to boot, Martigan's latest production comes across as a truly delightful album for anyone with an interest in early neo-progressive rock, and perhaps especially those with a passionate interest for bands exploring similar landscapes to what the Fish-era Marillion did back in the day.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Occasionally, just occasionally, in over fifty years of listening, a record turns up which I can simply enjoy from start to finish, without risk of causing severe damage to my right thumb as I hammer it down on the fast forward button. Think of...Forever Changes (Love's tour de force and, arguab ... (read more)

Report this review (#1513585) | Posted by tbstars1 | Sunday, January 17, 2016 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of MARTIGAN "Distant Monsters"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives