Series: Musicellaneous

Lesser-known pearls of the musical world. Information about musicians and their music, discographies.

Musicellaneous ‣ Poh Hock

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Photo by Poh Hock/Bandcamp.

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’ve managed to find a bit of time for yet another, twenty-third, edition of Musicellaneous (hell yeah)!

And that for a good reason: I’m going to introduce you to the oriental djent funk by the Malay guitarist Poh Hock.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Zierler

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Photo by Finn Zierler.

It’s Friday! This twenty-second edition of Musicellaneous presents a progressive metal opera by Zierler, a project by the Dane Finn Zierler.

Like Dan Swanö, who I mentioned before, Zierler is rightfully seen as one of the prog scene patriarchs. He is mostly known as a founder and a keyboardist in the Danish band Beyond Twilight, which he started at the age of 20 back in 1992.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Odyssey

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Picture by Vic Records.

Friday! This twenty-first edition of Musicellaneous presents a project called Odyssey. It was started a decade ago by one of my favourite prog musicians, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö.

But we’ll talk about Dan some other time. This series is meant to introduce you to lesser-known music, which Odyssey is a perfect example of.

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Musicellaneous ‣ D.F.A.

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Photo by D.F.A.

It’s Friday people! The nineteenth edition of Musicellaneous features an Italian jazz rock fusion extravaganza called D.F.A., which unfortunately ceased to exist a while ago.

By the way, the abbreviation stands for “Duty Free Area”.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Presto

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Friday again! I think I’ve hit the rock bottom in my quest for musical exotics.

This eighteenth edition of Musicellaneous features a totally unknown to general public endeavour of Japanese jazz musicians titled Presto.

There’s as little as nothing on it on the Internet. And if there were, you wouldn’t be able to find it given the band’s name.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Electric Outlet

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Photo by Lion Music.

It’s Friday! A pandemic is definitely no reason for missing out on the good music!

This seventeenth edition of Musicellaneous presents a mysterious and obscure band I bet you never heard of.

It’s the jazz-funk-fusion project Electric Outlet from Germany.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Widek

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Photo by Widek.

A happy Friday the 13th everyone! This sixteenth edition of Musicellaneous features yet another portion of fascinating space djent played by yet another one-man band, the Polish guitarist Widek.

Widek owns a recording studio, which he used to record and mix more than a hundred bands.

It’s quite surprising how low-profile he is considering the number of musicians he played with.

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Musicellaneous ‣ 4Front

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Photo by 4Front/Facebook.

Gee it’s Friday again! The fifteenth edition of Musicellaneous continues to introduce you to progressive bands having a 4 in their name.

This time I’m going to pull the American instrumental-progressve-jazz band 4Front out of my music treasure chest.

This project is as little known as it is fascinating. You will hardly find any information about it on the Internet, save for the band’s Facebook page.

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Musicellaneous ‣ 7for4

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Photo by 7for4.

Friday! This fourteenth edition of Musicellaneous presents a little known yet extremely professional German collective with the funky name 7for4.

7for4 was founded back in 1999 by the guitarist and the band’s frontman Wolfgang Zenk. It has released only four albums to date.

But what albums!

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