Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Pink Floyd has a new album. Whaaaaaaaaaaa?

Horse Lords – Hidden Cities

Featuring quite peculiar synth work, funky bass and drum lines, alternative guitar melody loops and slick sax playing, the functional centre of Horse Lords’ sound rotates on a steady axis of African, Western and Eastern concepts, conveying musical ideas and cadences that are, quite frankly, perfect to read something to. However, no matter how quietly you listen to their new album, Hidden Cities, at some point or another, you’re going to look up and marvel. Containing a handful of longer pieces separated by either busy or relaxed interludes, Hidden Cities is certainly one of their best works to date and sends them further out of the depths of Baltimore and into the eerie misshapen land of prog rock.

- Fin Worrall

Kijinoise – Kijinoise XIV

Here’s something that caught my ears while wading through Bandcamp earlier today. Kijinoise is a Chinese musician who has been uploading projects quite prolifically since late last month, using solely a guitar to deliver a fuzzy fusion of drone, noise, progressive rock, doom, and free improvisational elements. The results haven’t been totally mind-blowing thus far, but I must say the textures of this self-titled debut are actually quite nice, almost achieving a Sunn O)))-level heaviness at points. Find this guy a label! In the meantime, I’ll just wait a few more days for another release.

Update: It appears as though all the above linked projects have been consolidated into this first one, since renamed Kijinoise XIV.

Kayo Dot – Coffins on Io

Progressive rock band Kayo Dot appears with a new album that features a slight more gothic and synth-led sound.

Opeth – Pale Communion

Opeth serves up another piece of progressive rock nostalgia.

Bent Knee – “Being Human”

Grand, serene, and progressive, I’m loving this track from the forthcoming Bent Knee record, Shiny Eyed Babies. Not only are some of the instrumental passages in the 6-minute monster, “Being Human,” pretty creative, but some of the band’s instrumental builds are unbelievably powerful as well! Enjoy!

Murmur – Self-Titled

Murmur’s self-titled sophomore album is a impressively executed fusion of black metal and progressive rock.

USA out of Vietnam – Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes

Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes, the latest project from hard-to-explain Montreal act USA out of Vietnam, is capable of scratching many musical itches at once. Here, the band combines elements of drone, doom, prog rock, and psych pop so seamlessly that the result is equally cohesive and bewildering. Press play on the widget above and let the droning psychedelic doom pop magic begin!

Kayo Dot – Hubardo

After ten years of being a band, Kayo Dot releases what might be it’s gaudiest album. However, I can’t help but be enamored with the strong playing, ambitious concept, and impressive mix of influences most of the time.

Town Portal- Chronopoly

Some mathematical and progressive instrumental metal from the band Town Portal on its latest full-length effort, Chronopoly. This album serves up one groove-heavy piece of music after another, and the recording is actually pretty heavy as well.

This LP is available on opaque vinyl via Bandcamp.