It’s been quite some time since I last posted anything on Something Chewie I admit. However, when I received today’s track by Calgary, Canada’s “The Unravelling”, I felt I would be doing a great disservice if I didn’t post what looks to be an incredibly promising new progressive rock band. Describing their debut album as a “psycho-analytical concept album”, you can expect to be in for some dark, moody – but fundamentally – deep music. Their album is set to release later this year, although in the mean time, the majority of their music can be heard on their official website. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy today’s track, “In the Safe House”:
ElfonÃa – an experiment rock band from Mexico starring the awesome voice (and violin playing) of Marcela Bovio, has had two albums to date. Their second, and presumably last (unfortunately), “This Sonic Landscape” features a mix of progressive rock with hints of gothic metal mixed with some very atmospheric guitar tracks. This is one of the gentler tracks on the album, but it soon comes full swing to show of the band’s prowess – here is today’s music: “… de los libros del tiempo” by “ElfonÃa”:
Buy the album through Amazon.co.uk – unfortunately I cannot find a UK online store with the album in stock. It’s seemingly quite a rarity, so grab it wherever you can! It is still available from the official website, but with delivery charges.
Arjen Lucassen is well known in the progressive rock scene as Ayreon – and for selecting wide ranges of musicians to perform vocals in his various projects. Stream of Passion was his latest project, enlisting Marcela Bovio (previously in an Ayreon project) for vocals and several little-known musicians. â€œEmbrace the Stormâ€ – the bandâ€™s first album – was released in late 2005. I also have a sad story of woe to go with this band. They were due to perform a small gig in Sheffield earlier this year – however all the shows were cancelled when UK officials denied access to the Mexican members of the band, even though they had all their paperwork. Needless to say, the shows did not go on. In any case, Stream of Passion is a hard hitting progressive metal band, and hereâ€™s â€œWherever You Areâ€:
Now when I started out a couple of days ago, I promised I would go wildly varying around all genres of music. So here we are with an example that should fling you off-track for a bit! Balrog Boogie is a mix of Jazz, Metal and Opera singing. Yes, I hope you are thoroughly confused. “The Diablo Swing Orchestra dates back to 1501 in Sweden, where history tells the tale of an orchestra that played like no other. With music so seductive and divine that the ensemble overwhelmed audiences all over the country, and people from all social classes took them to their hearts.” It’s wild.