Pictures at an Exhibition was released on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 on what was Keith Emerson’s 75th Birthday, the specific date for this release was chosen to pay homage to a man who jettisoned classical music into the modern era. Voyager IV has now surpassed and expanded the definition of this classical piece. Pictures at an Exhibition is based on the Compositions of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1874). Like so many of this magnificent composer’s works, they were written quickly but not published, it would be 50 years after his death before a scholarly edition of this work would be published.
Pictures at an Exhibition a piece for virtuoso pianists; Maurice Ravel was commissioned for orchestration of the work in 1922 Pictures at an Exhibition came alive in a new way. This orchestration continues to be chosen for performance and recordings.
Enter, English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who would bring this work to a new generation with their live album release: Pictures at an Exhibition (November 1971). It is a recording of the band’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition which was performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971.
History is now rewritten through the re-interpretation and release of Pictures at an Exhibition
Track Listing 01. Promenade 02. Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle (From My Point Of View ) 03. Gnomus 04. Il Vecchio Castello (Photophobia) 05. Promenade II (From The Land Of Feathers) 06. Tuileries 07. Bydlo (The Bullock Cart) 08. Lucky Man 09. Catoacombae/Cum Mortus In Lingua Mortua 10. Baba Yaga 11. The Great Gates Of Kiev (Daedalus Calling) 12. Talk To The Wind
Production Notes Arranged by Marcus Schinkel & Johannes KuchtaRecorded October 14-19 2018 at EMI / Maarwegstudio Cologne, Germany by John Caffery, Chris Gardiner, and Franz-Wieland FiltzProduced, mixed, and mastered by John CafferyCo-produced by Marcus Schinkel & Johannes Kuchta Cover Design & Layout by Lieve Vanderschaeve
Band Members Marcus Schinkel: Piano & keyboards Johannes Kuchta: Vocals & Drums Fritz Roppel: Bass Wim de Vries: Drums
Progressive rock legends THE FLOWER KINGS are pleased to present ‘Wicked Old Symphony’, the second track from the group’s much anticipated new studio double-album ‘Waiting For Miracles’, which will be released on InsideOutMusic on November 8th, 2019. The album is comprised of 15 new tracks, recorded over the summer at RMV studio in Stockholm, Sweden – a vintage studio space owned by ABBA star Benny Andersson. ‘Wicked Old Symphony’ is one of the shorter tracks on the album, with its basic fundament being worked on by Roine Stolt already a decade ago.
Disc 1: 1.House Of Cards 2.Black Flag 3.Miracles For America 4.Vertigo 5.The Bridge 6.Ascending To The Stars 7.Wicked Old Symphony 8.The Rebel Circus 9.Sleep With The Enemy 10.The Crowning Of Greed
Disc 2: 1.House Of Cards Reprise 2.Spirals 3.Steampunk 4.We Were Always Here 5.Busking At Brobank
Furthermore, the band, currently comprised of Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg, Zach Kamins & Mirko DeMaio will be heading out on tour this December with Iamthemorning & Rikard Sjöblom!
1st December – Bahnhof St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany 2nd December – Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany 3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland 4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland 6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands 7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands 8th December – Scala, London, UK 9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany 10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany 11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark 12th December – Brewhouse, Gothenburg, Sweden 14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
In 2020, THE FLOWER KINGS are confirmed to pay visits to Japan and Canada in January and April as well as joining the annual Cruise To The Edge in late March! 25th January – Club Citta, Tokyo, Japan 26th January – Club Citta, Tokyo, Japan 27th March – 1st April – Cruise To The Edge, Miami – Carribean 3rd April, Polyvalente de Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada 4th April, Theatre Plaza, Montreal, Canada
Press on “Waiting For Miracles”: “Lavish, kinetic, dynamic, majestic, catchy, complex, desolate, happy and yes, revitalised, ‘Waiting For Miracles’ is all you would expect from a genuine return to form by one of Prog’s most influential and monumental names.” – Progreport.com
“If you’re a fan of his old-school heroes – Genesis, Yes, Floyd, even Procol Harum – this is high-grade methadone.” – Prog Magazine
Declassified Records is proud to announce the first single from their newest artist BLACK CAT 6 entitled “Don’t Hesitate” will be released on Halloween, October 31, 2019 to all major digital music outlets. Black Cat 6 was formed in August of 2019 and features Grammy winning musician/producer Neil Citron on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Luke Fattore on drums and Jon Pomplin on bass guitars.
“Don’t Hesitate” is the first single from the upcoming Black Cat 6 album “Scratching My Itch” due for international release from Declassified Records in November 2019. The music touches on the best of blues, prog, fusion and metal, with a contemporary edge that’s provided in part by the addition of an 8 string electric guitar. Classic yet modern, with a groove satisfying to music fans of all ages and tastes.
After relocating to Nevada, Neil Citron began doing sessions with drummer Luke Fattore on various recording projects both as a guitarist and producer/engineer. Immediately they hit it off and following the successful release of his latest album with “BangTower” and plans to tour on temporary hold, Neil began recording some basic tracks with Luke for a couple songs he’d recently written that were more vocal based rock. It became apparent very quickly this new music was something special. They enlisted bassist and label owner Jon Pomplin and the songs were added to and finished within a few weeks.
“Don’t Hesitate” was engineered, mixed and mastered by producer Neil Citron at Hidden Fortress Studios, Las Vegas and will be available 10/31/19 on all major Digital music outlets including Amazon, CD-Baby, BandCamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and others.
The new Single is officially released and can be found at the following locations:
“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne”, which translated means “Games for children, rituals for adults”, is based on two musicals for children, “The Bridge to the Other Side” and “The Root of All Evil”, and consists partly of Tusmørke’s take on traditional Norwegian children’s songs, and partly on new material by the band.
Noted for its eccentricity, and not shy about trying new and unusual things, TUSMØRKE is quite happy to admit about “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” that “Not everyone who took part in the plays completely understood what they were doing. Neither did everyone in the audience. But here it is, in all its gory glory as the collegium of dashing adventurers and explorers of the unknown reaches of history, known to the unwashed masses under the pseudonym TUSMØRKE, have yet again brought fresh fever from the stars”.
“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is set for release on the 29th November, and will be available in CD, Digital, Black Vinyl and Limited Edition White Vinyl formats, all of which include a 16 page lyric booklet, which, according to the band, “May, or may not, explain the plot”.
With artwork by Thore Hansen, track listing for “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is as follows:
Bro bro brille 9. Velkommen til Hades
Per Sjuspring 10. Kharons vise
Kjerringa med staven 11. På den ytterste nakne øya
Ta den ring 12. Jeg gikk meg over sjø og land
Tornerose 13. Den tolvte Baal
Bjørnen sover 14. Gamlas seierssang
På Torneroses slot 15. Eventyret er ute
Sjubidubidu Sju 16. Du og jeg og vi to
USMØRKE’s lineup consists of Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion, The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion. With its members drawn from bands like WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, it is easy to understand why TUSMØRKE can make use of such a staggering variety of instruments.
“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is now available to pre-order from:
NYC – Art Rock & Jazz Folk Fusion artist Potter’s Daughter to release holiday-themed single “This Winter’s Child” on November 1st, 2019! The single will be available both digitally, and as a CD single for the band’s debut on MRR, the single made its debut during pre-sales at this year’s ProgStock.
Potter’s Daughter was formed in New York City while Dyanne Potter Voegtlin was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. A pupil of Robert Goldsand and Mike Longo, Dyanne searched for the marriage of classical theory and virtuosity with the freedom and innovation of jazz both in study and performance. Together with a rotating group of masters from many schools of music, Dyanne performed regularly in New York City, as well as in north-eastern Pennsylvania.
Now, together with long-time friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, bassist, guitarist, and saxophonist), they are looking forward to releasing their second single, “This Winter’s Child.” This single returns to the acoustic and eclectic sound of their debut album, “The Blind Side.”
Featuring beautiful virtuosic piano and haunting vocal melodies, “This Winter’s Child” is indicative of the Progressive Folk style of Potter’s Daughter’s vocal music. Potter’s Daughter’s unique mix of Progressive Folk vocal music and instrumental Prog/Fusion makes them one of today’s most interesting new artists!
Recording and Production Info: “This Winter’s Child” Featuring Ian C. Voegtlin: Bass and Guitar Dyanne Potter Voegtlin: Piano and Vocals Amit Chatterjee: Percussion Lyrics by Ronda Dubiel and Dyanne Potter Voegtlin.Produced by Amit ChatterjeeCover art by Ian C. Voegtlin
Quotes:“…Great writing and performing. Absolutely beautiful and rich music…brilliant, poetic, fresh…” – Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger Lee Johnson (The Grateful Dead Symphony)
“…just beautiful..I love your voice, and chord progressions are sublime” – Jon Anderson (lead singer of progressive rock band, Yes)