Marco Ragni releases new album Oceans of Thought on Sumer Solstice

Oceans of Thought” features members of Airbag, Wobbler, Knifeworld, and Gekko Projekt, among others.

About the album

Oceans of Thought” was originally called “The Merchant of Eternal Youth” but during the time of the recordings I had some personal problems and I was a little depressed. So the songs, the cover but above all the lyrics, have undergone a change because my music comes from what I have inside of my mind and soul. 

So this album talks about the difficulties that life sometimes brings us, but also talks about how to try to overcome them. It’s a record that I care a lot about because it talks a lot about me. Because great musicians have played there, from Norwegian guitarists Bjørn Riis founder of the band Airbag and Marius Halleland (Wobbler), Peter Matuchniak (Kinetic Element), Jeff Mack (Scarlet Hollow) and Maurizio Antonini the beating heart of this record. The precious woodwinds arrangements by Dave Newhouse (The Muffins) and the beautiful voice of JoJo Razor (Gekko Projekt) and last but not the least, Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) playing Sitar. 

This year I turned 50, an important and very significant milestone for me. Half a century on Earth! What a wonderful journey up to here. First of all, I want to thank my beautiful and wonderful Wife because She made my life happier and more dynamic. Then all the supporters who allowed me to record this album and in particular Jon Hawkins for having produced it. I am proud and very happy to present it to you today. I hope it will reach your heart and your mind. Entertaining you, relaxing and making you think about life, its beauties and sometimes its inconsistencies.

The album was released today June 21st, the day of the summer solstice. The most important day of my life.

Have a good trip folks!
Marco Ragni

Track Listing
1 Flashlights
2 Dizziness
3 Hammil’s Thoughts
4 The Wind Blows Anyway
5 Regain Control
6 Oceans of Thought
7 Under a Big Red Sun
8 Voice in the Dark
9 Open My Arms

Music and lyrics by Marco Ragni
Produced by Jon Hawkins
Album Art by Marco Ragni

Featuring:
Marco Ragni: Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keys, bass
Peter Matuchniak: Electric guitar
Dave Newhouse: Woodwinds
Jeff Mack: Five string fretted and fretless bass & Chapman Stick.
Maurizio Antonini: Drums
JoJo Razor: Backing vocals

Special Guests
Bjørn Riis: Lead guitar on No. 9 Open My Arms
Marius Halleland: Lead Guitar on No 2 Dizziness & No 5 Regain Control
Charlie Cawood: Sitar On No 8 Voice in the Dark

Marco on the web
Website: https://www.marcoragni.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Markspiders/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/markspiders/videos

Purchase album via Bandcamp
In the USA: bit.ly/2KgNjjh or in EUROPE: bit.ly/2EKG3IF

Label: Melodic Revolution Records (US) 
[email protected]
US Label Representation: 
Nick Katona
[email protected]

Melodic Revolution Online: 
Website: http://mrrmusic.com/ 
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/artists 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrrmusicgroup

Melodic Revolution Records Spotify Playlists:
https://open.spotify.com/user/melodicrevolutionrecords

Marco Ragni to release “Oceans of Thought” featuring members of Airbag, Wobbler, and Gekko Projekt, a​mon​g others

Melodic Revolution Records and Marco Ragni are thrilled to announce that Oceans of Thought will officially be released in both CD & Digital formats and available worldwide June 21st, Pre-orders will go on sale on June 1st and will includ 5 digital-only bonus tracks with all pre-orders

About the album
“Oceans of Thought” was originally called “The Merchant of Eternal Youth” but during the time of the recordings I had some personal problems and I was a little depressed. So the songs, the cover but above all the lyrics, have undergone a change because my music comes from what I have inside of my mind and soul. 

So this album talks about the difficulties that life sometimes brings us, but also talks about how to try to overcome them. It’s a record that I care a lot about, because it talks a lot about me. Because great musicians have played there, from Norwegian guitarists Bjørn Riis founder of the band Airbag and Marius Halleland (Wobbler), Peter Matuchniak (Kinetic Element), Jeff Mack (Scarlet Hollow) and Maurizio Antonini the beating heart of this record. The precious woodwinds arrangements by Dave Newhouse (The Muffins) and the beautiful voice of JoJo Razor (Gekko Projekt) and last but not the least, Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) playing Sitar. 

This year I turned 50, an important and very significant milestone for me. Half a century on Earth! What a wonderful journey up to here. First of all I want to thank my beautiful and wonderful Wife because She made my life happier and more dynamic. Then all the supporters who allowed me to record this album and in particular Jon Hawkins for having produced it. I am proud and very happy to present it to you today. I hope it will reach your heart and your mind. Entertaining you, relaxing and making you think about life, its beauties and sometimes its inconsistencies.

The album will be released on June 21st, the day of the summer solstice. The most important day of my life.

Have a good trip folks!
Marco Ragni

Track Listing
1 Flashlights
2 Dizziness
3 Hammil’s Thoughts
4 The Wind Blows Anyway
5 Regain Control
6 Oceans of Thought
7 Under a Big Red Sun
8 Voice in the Dark
9 Open My Arms

Pre-Order Bonus Tracks
1 Abstract Dreams 
2 Fifty Years on Earth 
3 Nocturne #7 (piano sessions) 
4 Hammil’s Thoughts (JoJo’s vocals) 
5 Open My Arms ( demo strings arrangements)

Music and lyrics by Marco Ragni
Produced by Jon Hawkins
Album Art by Marco Ragni

Featuring:
Marco Ragni: Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keys, bass
Peter Matuchniak: Electric guitar
Dave Newhouse: Woodwinds
Jeff Mack: Five string fretted and fretless bass & Chapman Stick.
Maurizio Antonini: Drums
JoJo Razor: Backing vocals

Special Guests
Bjørn Riis: Lead guitar on No. 9 Open My Arms
Marius Halleland: Lead Guitar on No 2 Dizziness & No 5 Regain Control
Charlie Cawood: Sitar On No 8 Voice in the Dark

Marco on the web
Website: https://www.marcoragni.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Markspiders/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/markspiders/videos
Bandcamp: https://marcoragni.bandcamp.com

Label: Melodic Revolution Records (US) 
[email protected]
US Label Representation: 
Nick Katona
[email protected]

Melodic Revolution Online: 
Website: http://mrrmusic.com/ 
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/artists 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrrmusicgroup

Melodic Revolution Records Spotify Playlists:
https://open.spotify.com/user/melodicrevolutionrecords

Kinetic Element – The Face of Life Revealed

Martin Kornick at Man In The Mountain known for his work for such acts as PINNACLE, KEITH EMERSON BAND, TRANSATLANTIC is back in the saddle again working on the new Kinetic Element album art for “The Face of Life“. We have been given permission to release the front cover art.

Martin Kornick also created the album art for the two previous Kinetic Element albums Travelog (2015) and Powered by Light (2009)

Fred Schendel and Steve Babb are also back in the saddle and best known as members with US prog band Glass Hammer, Fred and Steve will be handling the mix and mastering for The Face of Life at SOUND RESOURCES in Chattanooga TN (USA) Fred and Steve were responsible for the mix and mastering of Travelog (2015)

The Face of Life” will be released on CD and High-Resolution Digital and for the first time in the band’s history on Vinyl and will feature the following songs
– Face of Life
– All Open Eyes
– Epistle
– Last Words

Kinetic Element
St. John Coleman: Vocals
Mike Visaggio: Keyboards & Vocals
Mark Tupko: Bass
Michael Murray: Drums & Backing Vocals
Peter Matuchniak: Guitar

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Steve Bonino sets his eyes on the Stars for Upcoming Release

Bomber Goggles Multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino will be releasing his new album Stargazer under the guise of The Steve Bonino Project, the album will be released worldwide on October 5th 20,18 and be available at ProgSock.

About the album
Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of our story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable. Ever since he was a child he has been enamored with telescopes, growing up to be a leading scientist working for the Hubble Telescope Project. The Earth has reached the point of no return and our leading minds built the starship Phoenix whose mission is to carry a select group of people to our nearest habitable planet, Proxima b in the Alpha Centauri system. Stargazer is chosen for his astrological and scientific expertise. Leaving seven billion souls behind, The Phoenix takes off on the most perilous and hopeful voyage in mankind’s history.

To celebrate the upcoming album Stargazer:
Steve has launched a new Bandcamp Superstore called “The Steve Bonino Projects”; here you will be able to find his many projects past, present and upcoming including releases he is involved with such as the critically acclaimed Bomber Goggles, Zabocus, Children of The Moon, Peter Matuchniak, and previous solo releases.

 

Track-listing:
01. Stargazer
02. The Celestial Show
03. Written In The Stars
04. Telescope
05. It’s In Our Blood
06. Dark Matter
07. Phoenix Rising
08. Earth 2
09. In The Darkness
10. Phoenix Descending
11. Under The Red Dwarf Sun
12. On A New World
13. 20 Years Later
14. The Dream Lives On
15. Through The Eyes Of A Child
16. Nova

The Steve Bonino Project Line-Up Is:
Steve Bonino: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards & Drum Programming
Böhn: Acoustic & Electric Guitars and Backing Vocals
Bingo Brown: Drums, Percussions and Backing Vocals

Special Guest:
Pamela George: Orchestral arrangements for The Eyes Of A Child

The Steve Bonino Projects Bandcamp Superstore
https://thesteveboninoprojects.bandcamp.com

Follow Steve Bonino
http://www.stevebonino.com
https://www.facebook.com/steveboninopage/
http://mrrmusic.com/steve-bonino/

Kinetic Element Announce New Guitarist

OK, friends and fans of KE, we are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Peter Matuchniak of the Gekko Project, the Steppes and, his new group Bomber Goggles has consented to be the guitarist on the new CD we are building these days, and join Kinetic Element.

 

Peter was recommended to us by several of our fans when Todd Russell decided to discontinue his association with us after nine years and three festivals. We were contacted by seven world-class guitarists, but when we got about ten suggestions to contact Peter, I did so, and we have hit it off very well.

Peter has completed replacing Todd’s guitar work on the last epic we finished called All Open Eyes. As great as Todd’s work is, Peter has exceeded it and the rest of us are just euphoric that he is going to be on the new CD. He is working on fixing a couple of parts and when I get the corrected and mixed file back from him I will post it so you can hear it.

We are hoping to get this record completed during 2018 so we will have it out there early in 2019. It appears Peter will be available to perform with us if we should be so fortunate as to land a festival date. Of course, he lives in California and we are 3000 miles away in Virginia. How we will play out in our own area remains to be seen.

St. John Coleman: Vocals
Mike Visaggio: Keyboards & Vocals
Mark Tupko: Bass
Michael Murray: Drums & Backing Vocals
Peter Matuchniak: Guitar

Please visit Peter at his https://www.facebook.com/petermatuchniak.music/ and help us extend a welcome into the KE universe to him.

We ask you to please share this around to any prog groups you frequent, or just share it out there in general.

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In a Statement from Peter

Thank you, Mike and everyone at Kinetic Element. This is a real honour (and an honor) to play with you all. I love the music that is shaping up on this new album. Todd is a fantastic guitarist with big shoes to fill, but I relish the challenge the music and opportunity present. These guys are very classy and I appreciate the warm welcome.

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