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Swiss culinaria, a Swedish/Dutch Ghost & Swedish Turbo!

Releases of the Week 35 with Kristoffer Gildenlöw and Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes
Swiss culinaria, a Swedish/Dutch Ghost & Swedish Turbo!

Swedish bass master Kristoffer Gildenlöw (now residing in the Netherlands for quite some time already), is presenting his fourth solo album “Let Me Be A Ghost” today, where he further explores his passion for dark singer/songwriter tones. Swiss instrumental duo Closet Disco Queen team up with The Flying Raclettes for a delicious instrumental “Omelette du Fromage”. And swedish jazz-pop trio Dirty Loops release a surprise album featuring US-American guitarist Cory Wong: “Turbo”. Only 3 highlights on a very diverse Release Friday, where you can find new albums from big players like Iron Maiden and The Nightflight Orchestra to a whole host of interesting underground acts. Check them all out in our Spotify playlist or on Bandcamp through the links listed below.

Kristoffer Gildenlöw - Let Me Be A Ghost

03 September, 2021 | New Joke Music/Dutch Music Works

Dark and haunting. Beautiful and mesmerizing. Strangely comforting and uplifting in its deep melancholy. The solo output of bass-player-turned-singer-songwriter Kristoffer Gildenlöw has never been particularly heavy, loud, fast, flashy or funny. “Let Me Be A Ghost” is his fourth solo album and it may just be his darkest yet. While songs like ‘Blame It All On Me’ and ‘Don’t’ evoke memories of the legendary Leonard Cohen, others rely solely on atmosphere and ambience, maybe if current Leprous would never go into either an electronic beat or full on band explosion. Kristoffer’s deep timbre fits the instrumental foundation, for the most part laid by himself, like a glove and makes this album a heartfelt, introspective listening experience. Autumn may come now.

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes - Omelette du Fromage

03 September, 2021 | Hummus Records

Swiss instrumental duo Closet Disco Queen, consisting of drummer Luc Hess and guitarist Jonathan Nido, teamed up with bassist Chadi Messmer and guitarist Kevin Galland (aka The Flying Raclettes) for this tasty “Omelette du Fromage”. Written, recorded, mixed & mastered over the course of 20 days in an abandoned school in a tiny village called Bruson, where the four-piece put up their mobile DIY studio by invitation of the PALP Festival, this album is one cool jam, mostly rocking, but with some cool atmospheric passages as well. Released through Jona Nido’s own Hummus Records this is a swiss delicacy not to be missed by connoisseurs of instrumental rock. Dario

Cory Wong and Dirty Loops

03 September, 2021 | Roundwood Media

Swedish jazz pop sensation Dirty Loops teamed up with Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong and a sick brass section to surprise fans of catchy, yet ridiculously virtuosic music with these 30 minutes of awesomeness called “Turbo” (not to be confused with the 1986 Judas Priest album of the same name). Granted, this is not your standard prog fare, far from it. But this funkjazzpop hybrid is just too good not to feature it and can make you grin from ear to ear. Autumn is around the corner, but this is one last summer day in the sun. I dare you to sit still while listening to “Turbo”. Sheer class and the infinite joy of playing music. (Oh, and you’ve never heard Michael Jackson‘s ‘Thriller’ quite like that before, believe me!) More please! /Dario

More releases for 03 September, 2021

  • Esoctrilihum - Urionhsol (Seven Demons) (August 29)
  • Lux - Go and See (August 31)
  • Nuummite - Celestial Triarchy (Sept. 01)
  • Tillison Reingold Tiranti - Allium: Una Storia (Sept. 01, Reingold Records)
  • Clive Nolan - Song of the Wildlands (Sept. 01, Crime Records)
  • Geof Whitely Project - Valley of Foreboding (Sept. 01)
  • A kew’s tag - Hephioz
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  • Ocean Skies - Home
  • Alessandro Corvaglia - Out of the Gate (AMS Records)
  • TRNA - Istok (Candlelight Records)
  • Carnifex - Graveside Confessions (Nuclear Blast)
  • Beyond Grace - Our Kingdom Undone (Prosthetic Records)
  • Sermon of Flames - I Have Seen the Light, and it Was Repulsive (I, Voidhanger Records)
  • Defacement - Defacement (I, Voidhanger Records)
  • Sol Kia - Zos Ethos (I, Voidhanger Records)
  • Thecodontion / Vessel of Iniquity - The Permian-Triassic Extiction Event (I, Voidhanger Records)
  • Proud Peasant - Peasantsongs
  • Delta - Vertigo
  • Liontortoise - Sisters
  • Fierce Deity - Power Wisdom Courage
  • Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
  • The Nightflight Orchestra - Aeromantics II (Nuclear Blast)
  • Auri - II - Those We Don’t Speak Of (Nuclear Blast)
  • Van der Graaf Generator - The Charisma Years Boxset
  • Troldhaugen - idio+syncrasies (Reissue) (Bird’s Robe Records)
  • Volkor X - This Means More War (5th Anniversary Remix Album)
  • Vow - Icarian EP (Surviving Sounds)
  • Memorist - Slither EP
  • Titou - Textures EP
  • Lee Abraham - Only Human (Sept. 04)

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Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.


Colin is a progressive metal drummer who currently plays with Ashbreather and Vicarious Reality. His introduction to prog was through his father with the likes of Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, and Rush back in 2007. As the years went by, he would eventually work on his taste to get into more extreme forms of prog, and now adores bands like Opeth, Persefone, Atheist, BTBAM, Serpent Column, Slugdge, and countless others.

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