Dropshard release remixed & expanded Anywhere But Home

Dropshard album cover - Anywhere But Home Remixed and Expanded

Dropshard’s classic 2011 album Anywhere But Home has been released as a remixed and expanded version. The full suite has been lovingly remixed by the band and additionally we are treated to an acoustic version of A Cold Morning and a brand new track Climb Mountains.

The album has been released through Sonic Vista’s parent company Aurovine and is available in digital form worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, Juno Download and Google Play Music.

You can also get the album by pre-ordering the new album Silk at their Fundervine page.

The band’s first two EP’s DSI and DSII will also be released worldwide in March on the Aurovine EX label.

http://dropshard.aurovine.com

 

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IT – New Album (Over 4 years since Departure!)

IT Departure Prog Rock CD DVD It was 2009 when IT released the superb double CD/DVD album Departure. The ensuing years established the band (and album) on the prog circuit and the album became a neo-prog benchmark.

The album gained consistent acclaim at the authoratative Prog Archive website establishing a 4 out of 5 rating from 20+ reviewers

Since then we’ve had live shows including new songs, recording sessions, videos and even a studio renovation project. So what can we gleen about the progress of the new album?.

A glance at the band’s Facebook page reveals the following snippets of information:

May 2013: The band play 2 shows in London followed by The Electric Garden Festival. New songs including Revolution are aired.

June 7th, 2013: Nick is in Canada and travels to an old abandoned house with filmmaker Melissa Connors to shoot some video for the new album/dvd.

July 16th, 2013: Nick is back in Harrow and spends the day in the studio with Andy going through new material, the Canadian video, Video from the live shows and adding bass tracks to some of the new songs.

August 6th, 2013: Jam session goes really well. 2 or 3 final songs for the new album are starting to take shape.

August 29th, 2013: “Superb writing/arranging day with Nick and Andy at the Spacehouse. I think we have our centre piece for the album!”

September 23rd, 2013: 2 solid days of tracking guitars for the new IT album with Andy Rowberry!

IT guitar tracking with Andy Rowberry

1st October, 2013: Bass session at Spacehouse including bass for the new centrepiece long track.

23rd October, 2013: “Day 3 of editing week! Newly recorded parts are taking shape. Exciting to hear the songs getting closer to their final sound. The best part is cutting out all the stuff that’s not needed. Leaving only the essentials.”

26th October, 2013: Filming video for the new album!

Spacehouse video shoot

21st November, 2013: Statement from Nick – “Hello folks! Lots of drum editing going on. Will Chism has been laying down superb performances on the remaining long track for the album, plus 4 bonus tracks. Getting them to the next level with the rest of the album and then we’re on the straight away. Turning out to be an even bigger project than Departure was. The irons are in the fire. Everything is starting to really take shape. Peace, Nick. x”

2nd December, 2013: Final recording of drum tracks for main album and bonus tracks.

January 2013: Studio renovations!

February 2013: Come on guys, it’s time for another update!!

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Machines Dream – New Reviews for eponymous debut

Machines Dream Prog Reviews

The stunning debut album by Machines Dream continues to garner some great reviews:

Red Headed Flea
http://www.redheadedflea.co.uk/album/machines-dream-highly-tuned-prog-rock/

Multigroove (German)
http://www.multigroove.de/barry.html

We think it basically translates to this:
“MD are a Canadian Prog band. Their first album  was released 2 years ago, which begs the question “why did it take so long to be available in Germany?”.

“There are clear similarities to Blackfield (before its “Welcome to my DNA” accident) with the heaviness of Porcupine Tree.  Toronto Skyline is already one of my favourite songs of the year.”

“I give this album my highest score of 5. Welcome to my island!”

And finally from Russia (with help from Google translate) – This is an illegal site but they gave it 8.5 out of 10 so hey ho!!
We found this

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Dropshard offer fantastic rewards on new album!

Dropshard are using the crowdfunding platform Fundervine to offer fantastic rewards for sponsors of their new album Silk. Become Co-Producer of the album, Attend the release party with front row seats or simply get a copy of the new album and also a remixed version of the stunning first album Anywhere But Home.

Click the image below to find out more:

Dropshard Silk

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Dropshard create overdub video for Can-Utility And The Coastliners (Genesis)

Not content with a busy schedule on the new album, Tommy and Alex from Dropshard created a unique video of a drum and bass overdub to the 1972 Foxtrot classic ‘Can-Utility and the Coastliners’ by Genesis. Nice work guys.

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Machines Dream signing features in Canadian press

Machines Dream Sault Star, Ontario, Canada Article

Recent Sonic Vista signings Machines Dream made the press in Canada this week. The Sault Star featured the news in it’s 13th November edition with a piece on the band.

As well as a remastered and expanded version of the original album, Sonic Vista will also be releasing the brand new album currently in production. The new album is coming together nicely and we’ve heard rough mix versions of 4 tracks here at Sonic Vista HQ.

1. My Ocean Is Electric - A heavier symphonic prog epic
2. Broken Door – Some exquisite crisp lead guitar in this one.
3. Battersea Transcendental – More of a Floyd vibe on this one and as the title suggests it’s a tale of being caught in two minds (the analogy being the river and the sea)
4. Immunity is a 26 minute prog epic! still in development.

Further news will be posted here as we get it.

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Machines Dream Join Sonic Vista!

Machines Dream

Sonic Vista Music are delighted to announce that Ontario based progressive rock band Machines Dream have joined the label.

Their debut album ‘Machines Dream’ will continue to be available free on their Aurovine band page

Machines Dream have been consistently among the top 10 listened to band at Aurovine and currently sit at number one with the track Boundaries 

The new album is 75% completed and there is also a remixed, remastered and expanded version of the first album in the works.

We’re delighted to have another top quality Progressive Rock band on the label to join Dropshard and IT

The video below was shot at the Rotary Festival earlier in the year.

 

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Aron Paul Studio DVD – Pledge Now!

Aron Paul DVD

There’s only a short time left available to pledge for an exclusive DVD by Aron Paul. The DVD will be our first release this year and all pledgers will be included in the film credits of the DVD!

Aron’s last album The Stranger I Know was a seminal release from one of Manchester’s finest singer songwriters and this new performance is hotly anticipated.

 

The show is also scheduled to be the first broadcast of the new Aurovine TV initiative so your name will go down in history as a pioneering supporter of this new concept in Crowdfunding!

Pledge for an exclusive Aron Paul DVD at Fundervine here!

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New IT Album

IT

It’s been a few years since ‘Departure’ well and truly put IT on the UK prog map. The ensuing years have seen the band hard at work gigging and recording the new album at their own Spacehouse studios. Nick Jackson informs me that the album is 90% written and recorded but (like Departure) the album package is going to include several extras to make it even more special than the Departure CD/DVD double set.

September 2013 is now pencilled in for release.

http://it.aurovine.com

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