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Member since: 10/29/2012 • Forum posts: 48 • Last visit: 1/16/2022 10:22:07 AM 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 "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 date if available:__________________________________

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

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

John Coltrane: Stardust- 1963

Bela Bartok: The Six String Quartets - Juilliard String Quartet /1963

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets - Juilliard String Quartet

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? / 1967

The Beatles: (untitled, known as "The White Album") / 1968

Led Zeppelin I / 1969

Julian Bream: The Woods So Wild -RCA / 1972

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

Roxy Music- Country Life / 1974

Yes- Relayer / 1974

Tangerine Dream: Rubycon / Ricochet / 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

Laraaji Ambient 3: Day of Radiance / 1980

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

Yello: Stella / 1985

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman / 1994

Bryan Ferry: Mamouna / 1994

Robert Fripp: A Blessing of Tears: Soundscapes / 1995

Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music / 2000

Leonard Cohen: Ten New Songs / 2001

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

Aidan Baker: Liminoid-Lifeform / 2010

Steve Reich: WTC/11 / 2011

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

Lab's Cloud: Organic Mathematics / 2011 (still missing in PA)

Alio Die: Deconsecrated And Pure / 2012

Boris Blank: Avant Garden Vol. 1-4 / 2012

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away / 2013

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

Iggy Pop, Tarwater and Alva Noto: Leaves Of Grass / 2016

Alio Die: They Grow Layers of Life Within / 2017

Steve Reich: Pulse & Quartet / 2018

Aidan Baker - The Forever Tapes /2019

John Medeski - Mellotron Variations / 2019

Underworld- Drift / 2019

Steve Roach - Zones, Drones & Atmospheres / 2022

Reviews distribution by sub-genre

 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Progressive Electronic7393.34
2 Crossover Prog1973.10
3 RIO/Avant-Prog1493.60
4 Eclectic Prog1253.45
5 Prog Related1153.14
6 Jazz Rock/Fusion903.48
7 Symphonic Prog822.88
8 Psychedelic/Space Rock683.31
9 Krautrock673.21
10 Prog Folk383.55
11 Proto-Prog333.36
12 Post Rock/Math rock263.23
13 Heavy Prog143.14
14 Canterbury Scene133.62
15 Rock Progressivo Italiano133.23
16 Neo-Prog92.89
17 Zeuhl54.20
18 Progressive Metal43.00
19 Indo-Prog/Raga Rock43.25
20 Experimental/Post Metal13.00

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