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"This album gives it all – progressive, jazz, funk, blues, flamenco, tech-death, classical, even trance. Vishal Singh’s music has evolved to the point where it took me 8 listens to be even vaguely confident about writing a review. But that does not imply it being a blatant display of virtuosity and technical prowess. The slower passages accentuate the dystopian feel that this album tries to get across quite succinctly, and the last track “The Collapse of Q-Web And Osiris” portrays the revival of humanity exceedingly well." - Headbangers India

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin

I just grew to a new level hipster. My buddy got me into a bit of late 70’s Italian progressive rock. This is the entire album “Darwin” by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, one of many bands that fit the genre. They make The Mars Volta seem way less original than fans may believe. Check it out if you’re feeling… open-minded.

Personally, I like the way the groove plows in at the beginning of whatever song starts at 26:25.

Moondog, the Viking of 6th Avenue

From wikipedia: Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), was a blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. Moving to New York as a young man, Moondog made a deliberate decision to make his home on the streets there, where he spent approximately twenty of the thirty years he lived in the city. Most days he could be found in his chosen part of town wearing clothes he had created based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Thor. Thanks to his unconventional outfits and lifestyle, he was known for much of his life as “The Viking of 6th Avenue”.

Moondog’s music took its inspiration from street sounds, such as the subway or a foghorn. It tended to be relatively simple but characterized by what he called “snaketime” and described as “a slithery rhythm, in times that are not ordinary […] I’m not gonna die in 4/4 time”.

"Rooms of Light" by jazz guitarist Ben Monder

Howard Quin


“Under The Mammatus” by montiljo