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REVIEW :: 30 JUNE 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Musikreviews.de" (Germany). "Ungeheuer farbenfroh, emotional intensiv und handwerklich wie so oft beeindruckend sportlich, wenn es um russische Bands geht, exponieren sich Human Factor zum dritten Mal in Folge als eine der fuhrenden instrumentalen Rock-Combos, die unbedingt mehr Aufmerksamkeit verdient," - wrote Andreas Schiffmann. Read the full review (in German).
REVIEW :: 19 JUNE 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Merchants Of Air" (Belgium). "This is a terrific, splendid and very original post rock album, that works creatively in a very authentic disposition the greatest attributions of the genre, giving to its audience a gracefully significant and consistent state of the art work," - says the reviewer, Wagner. Read the full review (in English).
OUT NOW :: 01 JUNE 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present "Let Nature Take Its Course", the third studio album by the Moscow-based instrumental combo HUMAN FACTOR is out today. If you enjoy colorfully melodic, intense and groovy, instrumental space-progressive rock, don't miss this recording. Let this music speak for itself and let nature take its course! CD (8 tracks - 52 min.) comes in full-color 4-panel gatefold. Label price: $13.00 + shipping.
REVIEW :: 26 MAY 2 0 1 8 :: Solus / Satya Yuga (2018, R103 CD/DD)
is reviewed at Musikreviews.de (Germany). "Angesichts des erfreulichen Umstands, dass Satya Yuga von Anfang bis Ende Hand und Fuss hat, was Songwriting und Umsetzung betrifft, kann man rasch ubersehen, dass SOLUS alias Devin Thompson seinem durchaus nicht unoriginellen Post Rock in ein hinduistisch-spirituelles Fundament bettet, dem utopischen Ideal des Guten, das dem Menschen angeblich von Grund auf innewohnt. Traumermusik also in mehrfacher Hinsicht, das." concludes Andreas Schiffmann. Read the full review (in German).
OUT NOW :: 15 MAY 2 0 1 8 :: Solus / Satya Yuga (2018, R103 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present the debut album by SOLUS, a one-man-band from Calgary, Canada. Entitled “Satya Yuga”, it features Hindu and Eastern Music flavored, colorfully melodic, groovy, fuzzy-guitar driven, and all instrumental Stoner-Psyche-Space Rock of the highest quality. Released on professionally manufactured, glass-mastered CDs with a new artwork by ZonderZond, under the exclusive agreement with R.A.I.G. Records. CD (8 tracks - 49 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel gatefold. Label price: $13.00 + shipping.
05 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 8 ::
And more... ALEX'S HAND also confirmed to play famous FREAKSHOW ARTROCK festival which takes place on September 21-22, 2018 in Wurzburg, Germany. The band will share the stage with Free Salamander Exhibit (US), Camembert (FR), Polymorphie (FR) and other amazing Avant-Prog/RIO acts.
Learn more about FREAKSHOW event and order your ticket now!
04 FEBRUARY 2 0 1 8 ::
ALEX'S HAND also confirmed to play historic BURG HERZBERG festival which takes place on July 26-29, 2018 in Breitenbach, Germany. The band will share the FreakStage with Samsara Blues Experiment (DE), Tusmorke (NOR), Wobbler (NOR), and many other cool bands.
ALEX'S HAND confirmed to play iconic ZAPPANALE festival which takes place on July 20-22, 2018 in Bad Doberan, Germany. The band will share the stage with Bozzio-O’Hearn-Cuccurullo Power Trio (US), Coogans Bluff (DE), Flat Earth Society (BE), Grandmothers of Invention (US) and other groups performing "music outside the norm".
03 DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 :: Alex's Hand / KaTaTaK (2017, R102 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present: "KaTaTaK", the fourth proper studio album by the UStates-born and Germany-based avant-prog-fusion ensemble ALEX'S HAND. All music contained within was primarily recorded in 2014-2015 in Berlin within a generally live context with a very small amount of overdubs. Grab yourself a daiquiri or some mind-bending cocktail. Chill out. And let a little evil cat into your lives. Recommended for the real connoisseurs of Avant-Prog, RIO, Jazz-Fusion, and Post-Modern Experimental musical art. CD (5 tracks - 46 min.) comes in a full-color 4-panel cardboard folder. $13.00 + shipping.
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ALEX'S HAND live at SeaProg Fest 2013, Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA. "Navigate" is from the "Roaches" album which was published digitally in 2014 and released as a real CD in 2017 under exclusive license to R.A.I.G. Records (Cat.N R098). Enjoy "Roaches" by Alex's Hand: free streaming, quality flac-DD, or sealed CD-copy (DD included).