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Avant-Prog

Avant-prog is an umbrella term which refers to any progressive rock artist with a strong leaning towards avant-garde and highly experimental approaches to music. Therefore, it includes the sub-genres of Rock In Opposition (see below) and Zeuhl in addition to general avant-prog artists.

Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally subjective and open to interpretation. Common elements that may or may not be displayed by specific avant-prog artists include:

- Regular use of dissonance and atonality.
- Extremely complex and unpredictable song arrangements.
- Free or experimental improvisation.
- Fusion of disparate musical genres.
- Polyrhythms and highly complex time signatures.

Most avant-prog artists are highly unique and eclectic in sound and consequently tend to resist easy comparisons. However, Frank Zappa is often cited as a major influence on many avant-prog artists due to his early adoption of avant-garde and experimental attitudes within a predominantly rock/jazz context.


Rock In Opposition

Rock In Opposition (RIO for short) is the name of a short-lived movement that has gone on to define a sub-genre of progressive rock, and which is now sometimes applied to musicians whose careers hadn't even started by the time the movement had ceased to exist in any official capacity. It is not synonymous with the term avant-prog, for whilst bands associated with RIO are (generally speaking) avant-prog in nature, most avant-prog bands are not associated with RIO.

The roots of RIO can be traced to Henry Cow, a UK progressive rock band with a distinctly avant-garde sound and left wing political ideology. Henry Cow toured extensively in Europe throughout much of the 1970s and came into contact with a few similarly inclined bands, in an ideological sense as much, if not more, than a musical one. These groups did not always have much in common stylistically, apart from a basic leaning towards fusing avant-garde qualities with elements of rock. Most of these bands were working independently at the time and had no distribution or realistic opportunity of touring outside their native countries. The idea of Rock In Opposition was to create an independent network of like-minded performers that would not be dependent on the largesse of major record companies for their survival.

Henry Cow invited four of these bands to play alongside them at the first Rock in Opposition festival on 12th March 1978, at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane in London. The British Arts Council helped the funding of the festival with a £1000 grant. The Rock in Opposition slogan "The music the record companies don't want you to hear" was altered very slightly for the flyer advertising the first Rock in Opposition concert.

The five initial Rock in Opposition bands were:

Henry Cow (England)
Univers Zero (Belgium)
Etron Fou Leloublan (France)
Samla Mammas Manna (Sweden)
Stormy Six (Italy)

Three additional bands were later officially elected to the movement:

Art Zoyd (France)
Art Bears (England)
Aksak Maboul (Belgium)

The involved bands had many disagreements in a meeting at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in December 1978 about the purpose of the group, and its meaning. They eventually came up with a plan to continue their joint concerts. They organised three more festivals and co-operative record distributions but eventually the RIO group dissolved. It left behind a legacy that would initially be picked up by later projects from the many musicians involved with the original movement, and later on by artists inspired by the original RIO groups. Miriodor and Ensemble Nimbus are often said to be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna, for example, and are consequently sometimes referred to as RIO bands.

Since 2007, a contemporary RIO festival has been held most years in Carmaux, France. This festival has included artists closely associated with the original RIO movement alongside bands from the wider world of avant-prog and experimental music.

Dates of the original RIO festivals

12 March 1978 at New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, England (set up by Henry Cow)
26 April 1979 to 1 May 1979 at Teatro dell'Elfo, Milano, Italia (set up by Stormy Six)
28/29 September 1979 in Uppsala, Sweden (set up by Samla Mammas Manna)
Bruxelles, Belgium (set up by Univers Zero)

Useful links

Information on RIO from Chris Cutler's website

Additional historical information on Squidco

Written/Compiled/Edited by past and present members of the RIO/Avant-Prog team

Current team members:
as at 26/10/2019

Luca (octopus-4)
Ian (Nogbad_The_Bad)
Keishiro (DamoXt7942)

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4.35 | 1764 ratings
HOT RATS
Zappa, Frank
4.47 | 106 ratings
HÄXAN
Art Zoyd
4.32 | 1068 ratings
THE GRAND WAZOO
Zappa, Frank
4.38 | 167 ratings
ON LAND AND IN THE SEA
Cardiacs
4.30 | 1071 ratings
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Zappa, Frank
4.30 | 365 ratings
SING TO GOD
Cardiacs
4.30 | 300 ratings
A LITTLE MAN AND A HOUSE AND THE WHOLE WORLD WINDOW
Cardiacs
4.28 | 382 ratings
UZED
Univers Zero
4.28 | 299 ratings
WESTERN CULTURE
Henry Cow
4.41 | 69 ratings
SIRENS AND SILENCES / WORK RESUMED ON THE TOWER
News From Babel
4.35 | 107 ratings
BOOK M
Secret Chiefs 3
4.41 | 68 ratings
LETTERS HOME
News From Babel
4.33 | 117 ratings
DECEIT
This Heat
4.35 | 101 ratings
Nº 6
Present
4.26 | 334 ratings
HERESIE
Univers Zero
4.30 | 164 ratings
HUONO PARTURI
Höyry-Kone
4.27 | 195 ratings
IN EXTREMIS
Thinking Plague
4.30 | 133 ratings
DUCK STAB / BUSTER & GLEN
Residents, The
4.24 | 327 ratings
MÅLTID
Samla Mammas Manna
4.61 | 29 ratings
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Latest RIO/Avant-Prog Music Reviews


 Dziura w getcie by KURWS, THE album cover Studio Album, 2011
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Dziura w getcie
The Kurws RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars KURWS (also The Kurws) is a Polish progressive punk (=pronk) band from Wrocław (pronounced VRAHT-swoof), Poland that was formed in 2008 and claimed to be the unexpected result of a ping pong session. Hmmm. OK, it's true. One fateful day these busy guys decided to make time to connect and the realized they had a common interest. The rest is history. It is the case that this band is much more talented than just playing a table tennis sport and has been one of only a handful of musical groups to deftly combine the triumvirate worlds of post-punk, avant-jazz and progressive rock.

This extremely experimental band has toured Europe extensively and become a cult hit in many avant-punk circles but this is well beyond the punk paradigm although that genre does keep it centered somewhat. This is the band's debut DZIURA W GETCIE which tenderly means "Hole In The Ghetto" and with the picture of the pink pig on the cover art i can't possibly imagine what that means! This is one of those bands that has succeeded in crafting an eccentric style of genre fusion that manages to sound like no other. KURWS somehow manages to mix post-punk with Krautrock, no wave, avant-prog and jazz into a satisfying cauldron of creativity that also delves into no wave, math rock and noise. Well done!

This is a mostly instrumental album with a few lyrics appearing in the band's native Polish language. This is also a well calculated album as it doesn't banter the senses with stimulation. Rather it sensually introduces new sounds, new ideas and new musical motifs without sounding forced. Musical genre tags are a guess at best. Where does Krautrock end and post-rock begin? There are more gray areas than actual certainly and such is the reality of life in general but one thing is for sure and that is that on KURWS debut album, all is kept on simmer with punkish scaffolding finding traces of jazz, Kraut, funk and other genres deftly blending together like lipstick on a pig! Ha!

Unlike most punk inspired albums, this one has "normal" song lengths which result in 12 tracks that almost hit 39 minutes. The vocals are minimal but when present are totally in the punk vibe. So is most of the guitar work but the band carefully crafts the album to "migrate" into various other styles of music without feeling forced. Krautrock is a clear winner for these departures but the no wave aspects are ubiquitous as are the avant-prog time signature freakery. There are moments of funky bass and jittery math rock but the band also manages to incorporate a healthy dose of avant-jazz into the mix with sax squawking interpolating its presence into various nooks and crannies. This is an extremely pleasant album to sink into. It's almost like easy listening for the most extreme hardcores but so well done i am in admiration.

 An Ambassador in Bonds by COMPASSIONIZER album cover Studio Album, 2021
4.17 | 48 ratings

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An Ambassador in Bonds
Compassionizer RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

4 stars Since Roz Vitalis mainman and keyboard player Ivan Rozmainsky and I first started corresponding some years ago we have become friends (in the modern and digital manner) and I have followed his musical career with great interest. Named after the 2007 Ros Vitalis album, Compassionizer are seen as an offshoot which allows him to move in slightly different musical directions and on their second album he is again joined by Serghei Liubcenco (electric & acoustic guitars, bass, rubab, doira, other percussion & drums) and Leonid Perevalov (clarinets). Also credited as members are Bayun The Cat (synth bass, tbilat, cowbell) and AndRey Stefinoff (clarinets) while Oleg Prilutsky again guests on trumpet.

Any album which starts with harpsichord (the real thing as opposed to synth, one can hear the slight percussive noise from the instrument as well as the notes) is going to gain my attention from the off, and yet again Ivan has created something which is very special indeed. In some ways this feels like chamber music from a different age, but then we get transported into something which feels far more like strange krautrock with ethnic percussion, or firmly into RIO, or music where the keyboards are very much taking a backseat to bass clarinet or driving percussion. It is an incredibly varied and quite unusual album, which has far more in keeping with modern classical music than it does with rock and is fascinating as one never knows where it is going to go next.

Rozmainsky is an exciting composer who keeps pushing the boundaries of what is expected from him, and yet again here we have an album which is full of depth and power which is worthy for those who want to undertake a voyage of discovery.

 Secular Works, Vol. 2 by EXTRA LIFE album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.05 | 3 ratings

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Secular Works, Vol. 2
Extra Life RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by nick_h_nz
Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect]

The gold medal for the most under the radar release for a long-hoped for return must surely go to Extra Life, who might not be one of the most well known bands, but who have a faithful following. Charlie Looker put the band to rest in 2012, after the release of the Dream Seeds album. It wasn't a hiatus, but a disbanding that seemed final. As much as fans may have hoped for Extra Life to return, there was really no indication that this ever might be the case. In recent years there has almost been a trend for an artist to release a new album completely unexpectedly (and no one did it better than Bowie), but even if no one knew those albums were coming, everyone knew they were released. Charlie Looker did one better, by not only creating an album no one knew was coming, but releasing it without telling anyone. Secretly recording an album is one thing, but secretly releasing it is another entirely. It's decidedly uncommercial, but then Extra Life has never been commercial.

Honestly, were it not for a post on Facebook by Helium Horse Fly (a Belgian band I love, and can heartily recommend), I'd probably still have no idea that Secular Works, Vol. 2 even existed. Yes, that's right, I said Secular Works, Vol. 2. Extra Life is not just back, but back with a declared sequel to their debut album. I was introduced to 2008's Secular Works after the release of their final (at the time) release, and recommended to it by a friend who described Extra Life as sounding like Morrissey meets Tool. While it's not an entirely accurate description, I could hear where the comparison was being made. It was pretty much love at first listen, and I ploughed my way through Extra Life's discography like a pig in Zen. Extra Life was my introduction to the world of Charlie Looker, and I devoured everything else I could find that had his name to it (Zs, Seaven Teares, Psalm Zero, PERIOD'), but Extra Life has always been my favourite. And now they're back!

So how do they sound? Well, Extra Life has always been (to me, so apologies if I have it all wrong) Charlie Looker and whoever he chooses to play with at the time. The most important thing about Extra Life are his vocals, and pretty much every song seems to be built from the lyrics and voice first, with melodies and rhythms built around those. So, in that sense, there has always been a consistent sound to the music, and obviously that will still be there. What has changed between releases in the past has been the underlying aesthetic. Each album from Extra Life may have had the same overall sound, but the different aesthetic approach gave each a quite individual identity. Secular Works, Vol. 2 continues in that vein, while somehow also managing to be beautifully and wonderfully reminiscent and evocative of the original Secular Works. Similar enough to generate waves of pleasurable nostalgia, while different enough to never be accused of simply re-visiting the past. Secular Works, Vol. 2 may be a nod to Extra Life's past, but it's undeniably a vibrant and contemporary album that screams here and now.

Let's start with the vocals then, because that's where the Morrissey comparison surely comes. It's down, no doubt, to the melisma. Morrissey's infamous warble is instantly recognisable, and either loved or mocked. Many pop stars over the years have used melisma, but usually subtly, so that it's rarely noticed, and certainly isn't considered to be what they're known for. Charlie Looker uses melisma to great effect, with a sense of control and gravitas that Morrissey has never had. It's more Gregorian plainsong than Salford Lads Club, giving a strange, beguiling and confusing mix of modern and ancient that adds a truly timeless quality to Extra Life. For most listeners, Charlie Looker's voice will be what makes or breaks Extra Life for them. But just as I love the unique vocal mannerisms of singers like Claudio Milano, Demetrio Stratos, and Peter Hammill, I freaking love Charlie Looker.

Next up, the rhythms. Extra Life were a math rock band before I had ever heard the term, with seemingly incredibly complex and constantly changing time signatures. As impossible as that would be, it almost seems that the rhythm is as melismatic as the singing at times. Most music has some degree of repetition and symmetry, but often it seems like Extra Life are in free fall - though they are so tight that they are obviously extremely well rehearsed, in order to know exactly when and how each change occurs, as the music always sounds carefully composed. On drums this time around is Gil Chevign', and now we're back to where I came to this album, as Gil Chevign' is the drummer for Helium Horse Fly, so, boy, am I thankful he is part of Extra Life for Secular Works, Vol. 2, or (as I said) the existence of this release would remain unknown to me.

I admit to being a big fan of Gil Chevign' and what he has brought to Helium Horse Fly. At the time of their last release (2019's Hollowed), I wrote that 'the greatest difference between this release and the previous is the drumming. Without meaning to dismiss or demean previous drummer, Bastien Dupont, new man on the stool Gil Chevign' is next level. He brings a jazzy feel to the album, which works really well. I love the drumming on this album.' Needless to say, I was rather excited to hear Gil Chevign' drum for Extra Life. That the rhythm section is completed by Toby Driver on bass is pretty much perfect. With Charlie Looker playing guitar as well as singing, the line-up for Extra Life this time around is completed by Caley Monahon-Ward on violin and viola (who has now played on three out of four Extra Life albums).

Basically we have a recipe for a massively successful comeback record, so it seems somewhat perverse that Extra Life has released the album in almost total secrecy, with next to no PR. The album does not appear to be on any streaming platform, and only one track is available to listen to on Bandcamp. But I can assure you, if you are at all wary, that this is absolutely an album you should purchase if you have been even vaguely intrigued by anything I've written. And, yes, I know I've written next to nothing about the actual sound of this album, but somehow that just seems right. Far be it from me to lift the veil of secrecy. If you're a fan of Extra Life, and didn't know until this review that Secular Works, Vol. 2 had been released, you're already buying it. If Extra Life are new to you, the original Secular Works is on streaming platforms, and available to listen to on Bandcamp. If you like that, you'll love the new one. Trust me!

 Joe's Domage by ZAPPA, FRANK album cover Studio Album, 2004
1.67 | 61 ratings

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Joe's Domage
Frank Zappa RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mirakaze
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

1 stars As much of a fan as I am of Mr. Zappa's music and would hate to think ill of the people entrusted to curate his oeuvre, I can't help but shake off the impression that those people sometimes abuse their position to rip off gullible fans, and this utterly pointless, worthless CD release, chronicling a rehearsal session from the early 70s featuring the same big band with which Zappa recorded the albums "Waka/Jawaka" and "The Grand Wazoo", is one of the most egregious examples of this. I might have been able to forgive how the music is regularly interrupted by barely audible spoken directions and random banter and I might have even been able to forgive the abysmal sound quality of the recording which constantly clips and cuts out, but I cannot forgive the fact that there aren't even any actual songs featured on this album: instead we get a mind-numbing collection of failed takes, musicians practicing short snippets of melodies without accompaniment and the band generally just messing around, randomly divided into multiple tracks and only occasionally interspersed with brief prototypes of songs that would eventually end up on the aforementioned studio albums. Maybe a few minutes of all of this stuff would have been cute to fill up an album featuring actual full takes of these songs; even releasing it in full for free on YouTube might have been interesting, but no one can convince me that the people who decided to release and sell CD copies of this recording could have honestly believed that anyone would willingly shell out 20 dollars and listen to 55 minutes of this crap if they weren't suckered into it. Do not buy this unless you're the most dogmatic of Zappa fans and need to hear absolutely everything that the man ever spat out onto tape.
 Sister Death by REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES, ALEC K. album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.96 | 9 ratings

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Sister Death
Alec K. Redfearn And The Eyesores RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Nogbad_The_Bad
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Eclectic Team

5 stars Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores have been around for nearly 2 decades having started in the late 90's. This seventh album released in 2012 is among their best. They've consistently released interesting acid avant folky albums focused on Alec's heavily processed accordion. The core of the band has included Matt McClaren on cymbal-less drums and Ann Achattle on french horn since 2003, with Chris Sadlers on upright double bass and Orion Rigel Dommisse on organ and vocals joining from 2007. This stable line-up has allowed the Eyesores to hone their sound and produce shorty, catch songs which retain their 'weirdness' without losing their focus. Favorite songs on the album include Fire Shuffle and The Seven and Six but the album should really be listened to as a whole. Well worth exploring for anyone interested in 'different' and 'difficult' music that retains a catchy pop feel. Highly recommend.
 Sing to God by CARDIACS album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.30 | 365 ratings

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Sing to God
Cardiacs RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Lupton

5 stars Duke Ellington said that there are two types of music- good music and the other kind. I concur but for myself would go even further and say there are two types of music-music I like and music I don't like. I really like Cardiacs. Why? Their music is incredibly well crafted, extremely melodic, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes a bit silly (humour does belong in music as Frank Zappa would suggest) sometimes quite moving, challenging in the best possible way and most importantly just plain fun. Sing To God is effectively a summation of their music going back at least to their debut A Little Man but cranks things up a notch which is no doubt why many fans rate this as their best album. Even so the album actually starts with the gentle if slightly weird "Eden In The Air". Then they are off-Track 2 "Eat It Up Worm's Hero" is where the shear lunacy begins. Its mash up of styles sudden stops and starts and what for all intents sounds like a bit of Gregorian chants all in the first minute is surely one of those "Marmite" songs which will either leave you grinning with delight or leave you screaming from the room or huddling in the corner a gibbering wreck clutching your precious "Close To The Edge" LP close to your chest for comfort. Yes my friends- welcome to the wonderful world of Cardiacs. Most of the songs are actually quite short and some are even quite poppy such as "Bellyeye" and "Dog Like Sparky" (which for some reason reminds me of Kate Bush mainly because of the female vocals) but with enough twists and turns to get your teeth into."Manhoo" actually remind me a lot of XTC for some reason and is such a joyful and playful track.Then there is the short but exhilerating instrumental "Bellstinks" which recalls Frank Zappa circa his Uncle Meat period. I particularly love the medieval flavoured "Fairy Mary Mag" with its heavenly mellotron choir and some beautifully detailed instrumentation especially at the end which really could have been Uncle Frank .Particularly affecting is the final track on the first album "Wireless" about a girl on her deathbed. The scissors snips in the background are presumably representing the mortal coil being cut off so she can move on and when the snipping finally does end she is lifted off to heaven accompanied by exquisite keyboard instrumental section, This song is so beautiful and deeply moving. The track which gets the most attention is of course the monumental "Dirty Boy". This song about a messianic figure just sounds HUGE -it just builds and builds with massive chords and continually shifting key signature moving ever higher until the song shifts gear at the five minute mark-well my hair just stands in edge. Genius

A Modern Prog Rock masterpiece

 The Lobster Boys by WHEN album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.17 | 3 ratings

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The Lobster Boys
When RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mortte

3 stars Soon after Lars signed his When band into Jester records, he said that he had long time wanted to take samples from old garagebands, but thought it to be too audacious. But then he noticed, everybody else was doing that, so he started it also in his 'Psychedelic Wunderbaum'-album. In this album When become a 'real' band, when Oyvind Borgemoen joined in playing drum pad, organ and melodica and Nils Arne Overg'rd in guitar. Also there was Gro Lovdahl playing viola in one track. Because this album has even theme of Lobster Boys, I believe the album name has taken from American Horror Story-movie, where one of it's characters has nickname 'lobster boy'. This album has a lots of influences from the Beach Boys and the Beatles, but sure there is strangeness as in every When- album.

'(Theme From) the Lobster Boys' is short, very cheerful piece. There is feeling as you have come into middle of some sixties hippie folk camp. For some reason in Spotify there is 15 minutes version that has in the end same music as in original CD. Maybe the piece was originally that long, but Lars decided to cut down 13 minutes to it in original CD-version. 'Cut' has from the begin very Indian music -feeling. Soon starts very melodic vocals. Really I can think the Beatles would have made something like this in 2001! But piece ends into very chaotic jam. There is same structure also in 'Flower Jam', but song is not as interesting as previous one. 'Z 33' is short, misty instrumental. 'Sunshine Superhead' is very sixties style good-natured pop ballad without any noise, so it's not wonder why it had heavy rotation in Norwegian radio.

In 'Instant Flute' direction goes little bit more experimental, but still it's very melodic. Greatest song after 'Cut' this far! 'The Greatest Sorrow On Earth' uses samples for example from Mulatu Astetke's song, it's very eastern sounding instrumental piece. Same continues in 'Puff Pipe', but it's more hypnotic and changes in the end quite noisy. 'Ruin Yourself' is really great song mixing garagerock and melodic psychedelic elements. It repeats verse 'All Together Now' - straight from the Beatles! It ends into cosmic sounds and weird human voices. 'Ruin Mix' is short continuum to the previous one. In 'Too Much Hello Goodbye Again' album goes back to the sixties pop. I wonder when there is question mark, does Lars ask his fans is he too much in the sixties music? The last, over 16 minutes long 'When' is more some kind of bonus piece. In it's collage structure it reminds the earlier When albums, although has also very psychedelic feeling. In the end there is long rave with guitar noise.

All the way this album is much more psychedelic than 'Psychedelic Wunderbaum'. But although there are really great moments, I think as a whole the album is just good. Maybe the reason is just in me, I haven't ever been a big fan of music using lots of samples. I believe I will listen next 'Pearl-Harvest'-album, if that will be just good to me as every other this bands albums have been, I believe my When-journey is over.

 Hellfire by BLACK MIDI album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.25 | 72 ratings

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Hellfire
black midi RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by LearsFool
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Shots in the back. Stalkers on shore leave. Farmers driven to murder. An equestrian gambler on the edge of brimstone. All these questionable characters and more, all stewing in Hades, can be gawked upon on the latest Black Midi record. The ever eclectic, intricate, and brash Windmill aligned band have outdone themselves on Hellfire, an apotheosis for their music thus far and an entertaining plunge into the depths of depravity.

The heart of the record is in the lurid lyrics, which develop a mythology between the three releases the group have yet dropped. Both guitarist Geordie Greep and bassist Cameron Picton spin tales at the very cutting edge of their abilities, truly engrossing and nightmarish. In particular, "Sugar/Tzu" is a futuristic boxing match silenced by a minor's gunshot, perhaps some of fighter Sun Tzu's dirty pool. "Eat Men Eat" describes the fate of the mine from Cavalcade's "Diamond Stuff", controlled by a homophobe who seeks to cannibalize cowboys and curses the survivors to a Kentucky-fried Montezuma's revenge. "Welcome To Hell" is, in and of itself, the tale of an officer evangelizing about the vile fun of shore leave before turning on an underling of tight morals. This cut's music video - as great as the others associated with Hellfire - expands this swashbuckling into the world of the masterful "Slow". The delivery of these stories are heightened by continued growth in each vocalist's respective style and abilities, with Greep's crooning in particular standing out as it twists and contorts around the damned.

Matching this are the complex, vanguardist instrumentals. The band has synthesized elements from their preceding albums into a cohesive whole, and from there exploded into new frontiers and whiplash dynamics. The likes of "Sugar/Tzu", "Welcome To Hell", and "The Race Is About To Begin" deliver on the heaviest, most mathematic side of BM, heightened by their ever expanding eclecticism and sidewinding that reminds the listener of a roller coaster. "Welcome To Hell" adds to the group's jazz leanings with a cornettist blasting alongside saxophonist Kaidi Akinnibi. In contrast, both the country-western leanings flashed on Schlagenheim and the softest faces of Cavalcade are refracted elsewhere. Both the galloping, neurotic "Eat Men Eat" and the beautiful "Still" develop the former in radically different directions. Later, the home stretch cuts "The Defence" and "27 Questions" recontextualize the latter through the LP's dark cabaret.

Part of the majesty of Hellfire for me comes from having experienced most of these tracks live both before and after the release of their studio versions. The evolution and reinterpretation of Black Midi's repertoire - and particularly this fiery LP's cuts - is a key part of their style and composition, which for Hellfire creates a fractal soundscape unlike any other. Volcanic gallops have given way to intricate pieces almost impossible to describe. And so the result is assuredly one of the best records of the decade, born of literal blood, sweat, and tears on club floors and forming into one of the new frontiers of prog music.

 Live 89 by MIRIODOR album cover Live, 2009
4.05 | 15 ratings

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Live 89
Miriodor RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by bertolino

4 stars My comments on this one live album from the québécois most eminent representative of the RIO/experimental/Canterbury current in Prog, is not destined to add much to both the excellent reviews already there. Much more to emphasize the fact that they date from 2009 and 2012! Ten years without a word about a vital record... And further add that they come from the two most eminent members of this site, at least as number of reviews is implied. Wait! Both gave so much more than quantities to these pages. I've read the equivalent of a few books from you two, guys, and wish to thank you very much for all this work of passion. As for Miriodor, if you're new to them, this live captation should not be your first try. As most of their records imply a great variety of instruments and guests, to have them in a trio format is not truly representative. Yet, it shows the amazing musicianship because the sound is so full. Go read the reviews of my two heroes of the day, who've done their diligent work on any of them and many of them. Myself I like the first as much as the last...

Mrs Sean Trane and Mellotron Storm, this one is dedicated to you with much respect.

 Psychedelic Wunderbaum by WHEN album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.09 | 2 ratings

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Psychedelic Wunderbaum
When RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Mortte

3 stars It seems this one man´s band is quite unknown at least when looking how much albums are rated here in progarchives and how many listens are in spotify. Of course it´s not big surprise because When`s very experimental nature. On the other hand this album goes really near into other nineties alternative electro artists for example Chemical Brothers and Fat Boy Slim, so I think Lars music could have achieved more popularity. But I believe Kristoffer Rygg´s Jester Label where When was signed by making this album, hadn´t got enough resources to promote their artists to international success.

When I start to listen this album after those first really gloomy industrial albums, there comes a big surprise! First: Lars is singing! He has quite soft voice reminding sixties pop bands singers. "Time Ago" is mixture of sixties garage pop and nineties industrial synths, but the latter ones are not in the top. Very sympathetic piece! In "Extremist Cow" direction goes back into earlier When albums, but this noisy song still got very catchy, pop structure! It has very tight, distorted vocals. End of the song has same kind of noisy collage style as in earlier albums. "Snowfish" is some kind of retro rave instrumental piece including violin playing together all kind of synth noises. Not bad, but liked more two first tracks. Instrumental & experimental mood continues in "As-Speak-You-Are", but it´s softer and more melodic than "Snowfish". Sixties garage pop comes back in "Young Feet Flush", although it´s structure is much more experimental than two first pieces. "Kali" is totally sung, really sixties sounding psychedelic pop ballad, that even has sitar! "Channel 7" is short industrial synth piece. So it´s much longer "Footsteps". "The Interpid Traveller" is funny and catchy piece mixing again industrial and pop garage. The last "Track 10" is fully earlier When-style experimental sound collage piece.

I am not sure why I have been interested at When. I am really not nineties electro music fan at all, also I am interested at experimental music in a very narrow part. But this album woke up my interest little bit more when it has influences from sixties psychedelia and garage, so I guess I will listen Lars´s next albums and maybe make reviews here just because they haven´t reviewed here. Really I don´t believe When would have taken into progarchives at all these days, when it seems only "real" prog artists get in here (whatever the real prog is). When really has got nothing to do for example RIO artists like Henry Cow or Samla Mammas Manna. But if you like for example Pram, I believe specially this album is for you!

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