From Magma to King Crimson via Gong or Nobuo Uematsu, Arnaud Quevedo‘s influences are numerous. His sometimes lyrical, sometimes jazzy, often funky universe, including obsessive loops and a few heavy riffs, remains firmly anchored in a progressive jazz-rock style.
BABAL reveal a dystopian, offbeat view of life. Their cinematic, psych/art-rock approach calling up comparisons with Talking Heads, Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, Primus, Bent Knee, and Patti Smith among many others.
It’s a story against violence, war, absurd hate, and behavior between humans.
A deep dive into psychological human nature and what it has been able to commit in History.
Orchestral and cinematic situations, presented in folk/prog/rock/Celtic music.
Fearful Symmetry is a UK progressive music ensemble, studio-based. Style: blending early classic prog, rock, classical, jazz, and world music.
Gabriel Keller explores emotions: joy, sadness, nostalgia, melancholy… Between luminous, airy, and light atmospheres, inspired by artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Agnès Obel and a more tortured, aggressive, and progressive facet inspired by artists such as Porcupine Tree, Opeth, or Karnivool.
The love for the 70s symphonic, psychedelic & progressive rock, and vintage instruments can certainly be heard in the music. Bands like Pink Floyd, Camel, Yes, Genesis, Rush, and Marillion are still great examples, but the more experimental King Crimson, Gentle Giant, and Frank Zappa have also not passed him by. The new generation of prog rock bands also have their favorites.
Mixing progressive rock, classical music, and some theatrical aspects, the band originally formed by Eric Bouillette, Laura Piazzai & Clive Nolan announced their debut album “The Rise of Medici”.
This opus features some of the major episodes in the life of Cosimo and Contessina De’ Medici.
Since NEMO disbanded after 9 albums distributed all over the world, JPL carries the torch of French Progressive Rock as a recording and touring artist.
Between 2020 and 2022, the “Sapiens” trilogy was released, a musical fresco about the history of humanity recently brought to the stage by a new team of high-profile musicians.
Karmamoi are an Italian Prog-Rock Band inspired by old and new progressive rock music.
Their unique sound and their continued research about musical form make them one of the most interesting bands in the Italian Prog-rock scene.
Kristoffer Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter, known as the bassist of the progressive rock band Pain of Salvation, a session musician, and a solo artist. In 2017, Kristoffer was asked to join the legendary prog band Kayak (NL) as they reunited for another go.
Kurt Michaels Continuum is the platform of creative musical expression for Chicago based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Michaels.
Kurt Michaels is a touring veteran who has played with or shared a stage and/or contracted musicians for a wide variety of music industry icons, including Spencer Davis, Joey Molland (Badfinger), Denny Laine (Moody Blues & Paul McCartney/Wings), Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), The Babys, Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer), Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), Tom Brislin (Kansas), Chris Squire & Alan White (Yes), Wolfman Jack, Otis Day (Animal House), The Drifters, Coasters & Platters, Fabian, Temptations, Bobby Vinton and others….
Moon Letters was formed in 2016 in Seattle. The music suggests a diverse approach, with lyrics exploring personal growth, the future of the world, and sci-fi imaginations of the early space age.
From 2002 to 2015, NEMO have been one of the leading Prog Rock bands in France. In 15 years of existence, they conquered the world community of Prog lovers with their nine studio albums.
Nemo have shared the stage with: Focus, Adagio, The Flower Kings, 3, Anglagard, Galahad, Carptree, Pat McManus band, Fish, Vanden Plas, Saga…
Nick is a guitarist and composer. He has been playing the guitar and writing music professionally since 1981, starting out after leaving Music College as a classical guitarist and guitar teacher but also embarked on a career as a session guitarist. He has played in many bands with the likes of Dave Bainbridge and Tim Harries, who was previously the bassist with Bill Bruford’s ‘Earthworks’, Steve Hackett, and John Hackett.
Nine Skies is a progressive rock band inspired by many influences: rock, pop, progressive, jazz … They welcomed outstanding guests in their albums (Steve Hackett, Clive Nolan, Craig Blundell, Damian Wilson, Marco Minnemann, Adam Holzman, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, John Mitchell…)
Under the acronym of O.A.K.(Oscillation Alkemy Kreativity), the musician, composer, and singer Jerry Cutillo has alchemized prog witcheries, acid folk ballads, symphonic themes, and new millennium resonances.
A product of the new French scene, OIAPOK is the missing link between future
jazz, progressive rock, exotica, and the music of Frank Zappa.
Overhead is a Progressive rock band from Finland whose successful releases and
live performances around Europe have catapulted the band to the top of the
Finnish prog hierarchy.
Lulled in their youth by the Beatles albums, Polychrome’s main influences come from British seventies’ progressive rock including Pink Floyd and King Crimson, unclassified artists such as Robert Wyatt or XTC, as well as from Steve Reich’s American minimalist music.
Ruby Dawn Band perform hypnotic powerful and ambient grooves with a social conscience creating a rich and unique progressive rock sound that weaves emotional intensity with captivating lyrical expressions and goosebump heart-pounding drive.
Like an amalgamation of a Massive Attack, Pink Floyd with energy & passion. The listener is taken on a haunting mind-captivating journey.
Solace Supplice is a French art rock band, inspired by many influences from prog to classical, creating dark & more dreamy ambiances.
Debut solo album from guitarist and songwriter
Steve Anderson. A founding member of melodic rock band, The Room; also
a long-time member of progressive rock band, Grey Lady Down, and jazz-rock
Wedingoth is a musical project based on openness, a mixture of styles, whose claimed credo is
eclecticism. It combines the power of rock served by a female voice charged with emotion,
to atmospheric nuances inviting to travel, supported by an orchestral technique.
Wegferend invokes stories. The kind of which are told by a fireplace when, after a thunderstorm, the sky isn’t yet ready to let golden sunrays out. The band draws inspiration from many wells: neo-folk, traditional music from Europe and the East, progressive music, and several subgenres of metal.
Xavier Boscher is a French musician and painter. Guitarist, keyboardist, and bass player, he has composed and released many albums since 1999 in progressive rock and metal genre, for himself and other projects (Nebuleyes, Misanthrope, and more…). He has recorded 2 albums with Misanthrope (‘Immortel’ and ‘Recueil d’écueils’) and the band has toured in Europe with Septicflesh.
XCIII (To a passerby…) is an Avantgarde Rock / Metal project located in France. Its aim is to combine different styles going from Black Metal to Trip Hop with no limitation, but with the will to keep a musical and lyrical coherence between all the tracks. A kind of « Art Total », where music, lyrics, and pictures respond to each other.