MESAVERDE – KY

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://mesaverde.bandcamp.com/album/ky The musically shape-shifting Norwegian quartet known as MesaVerde released this adventurous and playful opus of theirs via Apollon Records quite recently, and the result is a remarkable listening experience that weaves prog, indie rock, and strong hints of art rock and psychedelia together to great effect. The thing about KY…

KARL BARTOS – The Sound of the Machine: My Life in Kraftwerk and Beyond

Omnibus Press, 2022 RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-sound-of-the-machine-published-on-14th-july-2022 Renowned artist Karl Bartos, who is undoubtedly best known for his pioneering work with the German avantgarde outfit Kraftwerk, published this mammoth 634-page autobiography of his a few months ago, and it turned out to be an informative read and a bit of an eye-opener in many…

LAUGHING STOCK – Zero, Acts 3 & 4

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://laughingstock1.bandcamp.com/album/zero-acts-3-4-2 The Norwegian prog rock/art rock outfit Laughing Stock is an interesting one and these skilled musicians have released some deeply atmospheric and intriguing records in the past, so naturally, I was looking forward to this one, which is a continuation of the “Zero, Acts 1 & 2” LP from last…

WESERBERGLAND – Sacrae Symphoniae Nr. 1

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/weserberglandband/ The experimental Norwegian outfit Weserbergland released their third album today (February 11), and as with their previous offerings, this new LP falls somewhere between art rock, avantgarde music, and 70s experimental prog rock, which is to say that this is something different and totally out of the ordinary. Consisting of…