Series: Musicellaneous

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

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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Musicellaneous ‣ Beyond the Bridge

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It’s Friday! As a follow-up to the topic of symphonic metal started by Osture in the previous edition of Musicellaneous, this time I’d like to tell you about once-existed German band Beyond the Bridge.

During its lifetime the band has recorded the only album, but it’s a real masterpiece (you wouldn’t see them in this series otherwise).

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Musicellaneous ‣ Ostura

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Photo by Ostura.

It’s Friday again, which means—another gulp of exotic music in the eleventh edition of Musicellaneous!

This time I’m going to sidestep the tradition of reviewing instrumental djent stuff. Our guests today are the cinematic progressive metal band (in their own words) Ostura from Lebanon.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Andromida

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Photo by Ramon Gutierrez.

It’s Friday again! This tenth edition of Musicellaneous features another unique project by a talented individual. I’m talking about the instrumental progressive metal band Andromida, which is in fact just one person: the American Ramon Gutierrez.

The band is unique because Ramon is “legally blind”, which was discovered when he was as little as three years old.

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