It’s been a busy year full of some amazing albums. Here’s a roundup of a few more that came out recently that you might have missed but should check out.
Time Shift Accident – Chronosthesia (Sept. 27th, 2019)
Chronosthesia is the debut album by German prog fusion outfit Time Shift Accident, which features Generation Prog alumni Dave Mola (Effloresce) on guitar and Michael Schetter (Relocator, ex-Seven Steps to the Green Door) on bass, with jazz fusion veteran Günter W. Schmuck on keyboards and young drum talent Paul Ettl on drums. The album is a great mix of instrumental styles, combining, jazz, prog, fusion, and more. The playing is exceptional and tracks like the opener “Cold Case”, the prog epic “The Hand of God” and the Latin flavored “Damascus Dance” are just a few of the standout tracks from what is a very enjoyable album.
Downes Braide Association: Live In England (Nov. 29th, 2019)
The duo of Geoff Downes and Chris Braide who work together as Downes Braide Association, recorded their first ever live show together at the UK’s Trading Boundaries on September 28, 2018. The set features guest appearances from Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun, David Longdon, Barney Ashton Bullock. Songs like “Suburban Ghosts” and “Machinery of Fate” sound great here and Braide’s voice sounds as flawless as the original studio recordings. The album also features new artwork from Roger Dean.
Fernando Perdomo – The Crimson Guitar (Nov. 8th, 2019)
Fernando Perdomo has recently become one of the more prolific artists in prog, releasing multiple albums over the last few years, in addition to his work with Dave Kerzner, In Continuum, and more. Here he strips things down for a classical guitar tribute to the legendary King Crimson. Perdomo is an immensely skilled musician and it shows here. The rendition of “Starless” is magnificent and worth any Crimson fan’s time, as is “In The Court of the Crimson King”.