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A frantic fortnight of  gigs for ProgBlog began on March 9th at Genova's Angelo Azzurro Club, a much loved venue under threat of closure. Marina Montobbio's series of Lady Prog Nights was on its third event featuring local symphonic prog bands Melting Clock and Panther & C...

ProgBlog goes to the Resonance Festival (before the show)

By ProgBlog, Aug 2 2014 09:22AM

ProgBlog has a weekend ticket for the Resonance Festival. I'm particularly interested in The Enid tonight - I haven't seen them live for almost 30 years - and Änglagård tomorrow night. I finally got hold of Änglagård's first album, Hybris, earlier this year and it really is a brilliant album; one that marked the 90s prog revival.

The late announcement of Gnidrolog on the bill on Sunday was a welcome surprise but sadly their performance coincides with Änglagård. Gnidrolog produced two very interesting albums, In Spite of Harry's Toe-nail and Lady Lake, in 1972. The unusual thing about the band was their lack of keyboards - the lead instrument was the recorder (Colin Goldring is responsible for recorder on The Yes Album) and the overall sound was more like an aggressive Gryphon or Gentle Giant crossed with early Wishbone Ash but the lyrics recall the darkness of Van der Graaf Generator. Amazing stuff.

There's also a fair amount of music I've yet to sample. Full report to follow...

All profits from the Resonance festival will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity does incredible work with all those whose lives are affected by cancer.

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