Now on YouTube is the live music video of Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ cover of King Crimson’s “Frame By Frame.”

Joe says, the song always spoke to him with its simple lyrics and dramatic theme.  Co-written by Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Tony Levin, and Adrian Belew, whose voice, Joe says, “is right in my range and we’ve been playing this live a lot. I also thought I’d inject it with a lot of staccato violins to give it more of an edge and put my own spin on it.” 

A studio version will appear on Joe’s upcoming album, “Imposter,” slated for late spring 2024 on Melodic Revolution Records.

“Frame by Frame” appears on the boxset (2 CDs/DVD/Blu-Ray) “Behind the Curtain (Live at ProgStock)” on Melodic Revolution Records/Amplified Distribution. The box set is three years in the making; the collection is made up of Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ 2019 and 2021 live performances at the ultimate Northeast progressive rock festival, ProgStock.

Behind the Curtain (Live at ProgStock)” final song titles
Disc 1 (2019)
01-Behind the Curtain-Live at ProgStock
02-Release-Live at ProgStock
03-Impostor!-Live at ProgStock
04-Frame by Frame-Live at ProgStock
05-Climbing-Live at ProgStock
06-The Missing Link-Live at ProgStock
07-Gods-Live at ProgStock
08-Game of Chicken-Live at ProgStock
09-The Prism-Live at ProgStock

Disc 2 (2021)
01-Take Your Medicine-Live at ProgStock
02-Cognitive Dissonance-Live at ProgStock
03-Storm Surge-Live at ProgStock (feat. Rachel Flowers)
04-Spain-Live at ProgStock (feat. Rachel Flowers and Alex Skolnick)
05-Hysteria-Live at ProgStock
06-Heavy Shtettle-Live at ProgStock (feat. Alex Skolnick)
07-One Foot in the Next World Live at ProgStock

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Joe is the new violinist with legendary rockers Kansas, now on tour celebrating their 50th anniversary. He has played violin for the Who, Bruce Springsteen, 50Cent, Sheryl Crow, and as the concertmaster for Renaissance. The other Stratospheerius bandmembers have a great heritage, as well: Jason Gianni-drums (The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Neal Morse Band), Michelangelo Quirinale-guitar (Thrilldriver), and Paul Ranieri-bass (Mark Wood, Riot Act).   

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Edison Suit’s Darkness Gives Shape to the Light is Power of Prog Featured Music Video

“Darkness Gives Shape to the Light” is the second music video from the album “Persistence of Vision” by US Progressive Instrumental art-rock band Edison Suit released on the Melodic Revolution Records label.

“Our pieces come together through improvisation and experimentation and the last thing we do is come up with a list of potential titles and then assign them to the songs. The titles all come from various books I’ve read, this one is from a book called Earthseed by Octavia Butler”
– Barry Wood

Persistence of Vision Edison Suit’s third release and 1st new album in 17 years plunges further into their ethos of making electronic instruments seem organic and acoustic instruments seem electronic. Their penchant for unusual song structures and time signatures results in music that’s as surprising as it is ear-opening.

Edison Suit is the creative vision of Mark Smith and Barry Wood

Mark Smith: Electric, acoustic, 12-string guitar, EBow guitars, mando guitar, bass, and banjo 
Barry Wood: Keyboards, bass, Chapman Stick, lap steel, lap steel resonator, and programming 
Bret Wadams: Drums, and cymbals
Paul McIntire: Violin

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Captain Of The Lost Waves releases Animals On An Island Music Video

Captain Of The Lost Waves releases his third video Animals On An Island from Hidden Gems Chapter 3 – Mysterium Tremendum

The video was filmed on location of the majestic wilderness of Pule Hill in the wild wild west of Yorkshire. In trying to mirror the ethos of the song, “I trust the sense of beautiful desolation and space evokes the same feeling we had in making this.”
– The Captain

Special thanks to James Reid for his work in filming and editing it together.

Written by the Captain (Shaun T Hunter ) 
Incidental Music by Damian Clark, Julian Socha 
Edited, Engineered and Mixed by James Reid 
Produced by Shaun T Hunter and Damian Clark 
Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering 
Captain voices, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar 
Damian Clark keyboards, synths, drum programming 
Aid Todd drums, percussion, programming, bass guitar 
Wendy Ross acoustic and electric violins 
James Reid trumpets, electric guitar 
Julian Socha electric guitar 
Damian Clark, Marcus Jack design/artwork 
Neal Rylatt photo

About Captain Of The Lost Waves

The Captain is a troubadour, storyteller and free thinking renegade.  His musical offerings are inspired by the great songwriters and philosophers of yesteryear.  This is visceral music for the mind and body, full of dreamy verses, life affirming choruses and sheer audacity. Where melodic invention meets alternative folk, progressive, world and ambient sounds.

He is not just the figurehead of his musical vessel, he’s ringmaster, bard, master of ceremonies and sage. There’s far more to him and his absurdly engaging world than any of your ten – a – penny musical stars. Seen through showers of glitter, kaleidoscopic lens flares and in the rainbows of a million puddles. The Captain tells sonic stories to connect with everyone past, present and future.   

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Ascher Releases First Single The Great Divide from their Debut Album Beginnings and Accompanying Music Video

Christian Progressive Rock From Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Newcomers, Ascher, premiered their video, ‘The Great Divide’, to promote the first single from their upcoming debut album, Beginnings, today. The performance video was edited in black and white and features the members of Ascher interspersed with several anonymous clips that help convery the message of the song.

The Great Divide was written by Doug Bowers to convey feelings he had concerning friendships ‘lost along the way’. The lyric, “Time is not the enemy – Does not provide the wait-and-see” is the writer’s way of saying that that the passage of time time cannot be blamed for the loss of a friendship and it doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds. It is up to the individual to keep relationships alive. The song came about late in the writing sessions for the album, ‘Beginnings’, and each band member’s contributions during the recording sessions made the song the standout piece that it is.

‘The Great Divide’ is currently available as a digital download at Ascher’s Bandcamp site. The page also contains the song’s lyrics. Vocals and lead guitars were recorded remotely by Kyle Graves and Rob Perez respectively with the bulk of the song recorded at Berwood South in Fort Walton Beach by Doug Bowers. The song was mixed and mastered by Doug Bowers at Berwood South.

The Great Divide is the first single from the album, Beginnings.


Here in the shadows of a self-made reality, the product of all I have known
Built from assurance that the life out in front of me was all that my mind’s eye was shown

Here, now, we never thought to figure in the how
Gaze, smile, this moment will be gone in just a while, just a while

Reaching for promise while lost in the innocence of youthful dreams so far, so neatly placed
No thought of the notion that a hat tip to common sense might help ease the future that I faced

Youth, haste, too much to do to let time go to waste
Friends lost, in moving on I didn’t count the cost

Time is not the enemy, does not provide the wait and see
We all must face the truth to heal our wounds
The great divide will only grow if left unchecked the seeds we sew
Will bind us  

Left to my thoughts and consumed by the arrogance of a life well lived, the product of my goals
Behind me the paths that might have been my inheritance, untrod, my unfulfilling roles

Truth, lies, the compass I create I will despise
Give, take, the moment won’t exist for its own sake

Time is not the enemy, does not provide the wait and see
We all must face the truth to heal our wounds
The great divide will only grow if left unchecked the seeds we sew
Will bind us  

A message from a long-lost friend arrived yesterday 
In it, I heard faint echoes from my past
The great divide with no amend had led us astray
If only time could make that friendship last 

But, time is not the enemy, does not provide the wait and see
We all must face the truth to heal our wounds
The great divide will only grow if left unchecked the seeds we sew
Will yield the vines that grow, surround, and bind us

Song Credits

Music and Lyrics by Doug Bowers
Recorded by Doug Bowers, Rob Perez, and Kyle Graves
Mixed and mastered by Doug Bowers

Ascher is:

Doug Bowers: Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion Programming, Lead and Backing Vocals
Blake Dickeson: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars
Rob Perez: Lead Guitar
Kyle Graves: Lead and Backing Vocals

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The debut album from new progressive rock outfit eMolecule (former Sound of Contact members Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom) The Architect is out today!

To celebrate the release of the album, the band have shared the video for the title track and album’s 4th single.

You can check out the video/single for “The Architect” here:

The band remarks: “The Architect” reveals the sinister inner dialogue within the subject of our story. Conflict and anguish stemming from adolescence grind together like gears in his mind as he becomes the embodiment of Avarice.”

“We have long and eagerly awaited the day our debut album The Architectwould be available to the public! Making this concept album has been a vehicle for exploring darkness, redemption and spiritual evolution through music.”

A powerful Prog-Rock album that offers something different from the norm.”

“Cinematic and theatrical, The Architect unspools like a soundtrack for our times.”
The Prog Report

“A unique and addictive listening experience.”
Sonic Perspectives

1. eMolecule 10:43
2. The Architect 6:05
3. Prison Planet 4:58
4. Mastermind 8:39
5. Dosed 5:07
6. The Turn 5:56
7. Awaken 5:09
8. Beyond Belief 4:47
9. The Universal 6:03
10. My You 5:27
11. Moment of Truth 6:56

‘The Architect‘ is available for to stream or purchase now here:

You can watch the video for the album’s first single “eMolecule” here:

Watch the video for “Beyond Belief” here:

The two long-time collaborators met in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2005 and have been working together ever since. Originally brought together to work on Simon’s solo career, the spark of creativity between Simon and Kelly was undeniable. They soon began writing original material together, much of which would end up on Dimensionaut.
With a successful progressive rock album under their belts, Simon and Kelly were determined to continue the work they started with Sound of Contact. During the UK production of Simon’s 4th solo album “Becoming Human”, Kelly recorded a demo of the song “eMolecule” in a flurry of inspiration. With this new offering, Simon and Kelly decided their way forward was as a duo and they would pool their best material under the name eMolecule.
In the summer of 2020, Emolecule decided it was time to begin work on their debut album and that it was to be a concept album. Meeting in person at Simon’s studio in Ireland, the duo spent a solid month writing the concept and music start to finish. Over the following months, they completed writing, producing and performing ‘The Architect’ both remotely and together in Ireland.
The Architect features intense, heavy guitar and drum performances as well as deep, atmospheric and emotionally driven arrangements. From start to finish, Emolecule’s first offering captivates the listener with infectious vocals, dynamic guitars and ultra-modern production from the epic opening track ‘eMolecule” to the powerful climax of the closing track “Moment of Truth”. This band and album are set to take the listener to another dimension.


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Leon Alvarado – Charging The Electric Dream Featured Video

Leon Alvarado releases Charging The Electric Dream, the first official music video from the upcoming album of the same name due to be released worldwide on December 15th, 2022 by US Progressive Art-rock label Melodic Revolution Records.

Charging The Electric Dream is Alverado’first new album in six years and features seven new tracks clocking in at just under 40 minutes.

About Leon Alvarado
Leon is an artist and composer who has recorded with an impressive list of musicians such as Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Trey Gunn, Billy Sherwood, John Goodsall, and Jerry Marotta among others.

When not making music, Leon is a successful graphic designer and illustrator who has worked for many record labels, and concert promoters and occasionally works directly with bands. Among the distinguished artists that Leon has done work for are: Jethro Tull, Yes, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Brand X, Deep Purple, John Entwistle, King’s X, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and many more.

Leon sees both his graphic work and his musical output as part of a greater picture that encompasses all of his disciplines within the arts.

For fans of Brian Eno, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and Jean Michel Jarre.

Previous Releases
Launch Overture (Alternate Edit) – 2016
The Future Left Behind – 2016
Persistence – 2015 
2014 Music From An Expanded Universe – 2014
Strangers In Strange Places – 2014
Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff – 2019

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