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OUT NOW :: 12 DECEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Vladimir Konovkin / Nebulae Music 2 (2018, AT055 DD)
In loving memory of Vladimir Konovkin (1967 2018), RAIG/AccessoryTakes present the digital only album "Nebulae Music 2" (2 tracks - 64 min.). This is the second recording in the unfinished "Nebulae Music" cycle inspired by the interstellar Nebula phenomena. The music was performed, recorded, and mixed live in one take, with vintage analogue synthesizers/keyboards and 4-track portable recorder. No overdubs, with recent slight editing and mastering. "Nebulae Music 2" is a charity publication. It is free to download, yet all money donated will be used to support the artists family. Download from Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
 


REVIEW :: 07 DECEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Robert J Zimmer? / Robert J Zimmer? (2018, R106 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Musikreviews.de" (Germany). "Fanciful fusion material with unusual instrumentation and a melodic wit that lifts it above releases of related acts... feverish and yet informal, top-heavy and courageous at the same time," - wrote Andreas Schiffmann. Read the full review (in German).

REVIEW :: 20 NOVEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Scott's Music Reviews" (Denmark). "This band just has an excellent vibe and good contrasts between dark and light moods, heavy and less heavy without letting it get too commercial in sound. Quite an enjoyable and excellent album," - resumed Scott 'Dr.Space' Heller. Read the full review (in English).

REVIEW :: 20 NOVEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Solus / Satya Yuga (2018, R103 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Scott's Music Reviews" (Denmark). "If you like eastern inspired instrumental music, give this one a go," - resumed Scott 'Dr.Space' Heller. Read the full review (in English).

 
OUT NOW :: 19 NOVEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Robert J Zimmer? / Robert J Zimmer? (2018, R106 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present the debut CD-album by the instrumental ensemble ROBERT J ZIMMER? from Chicago, IL USA. The septet plays remarkably mature, evocative, eclectic, polyrhythmic, polymorphic, and illustrative instrumental music at the intersection of Progressive Rock, Jazz-Fusion, Experimental Rock, and Contemporary Cinematic with lots of stylistic shifts and tangles. Yet despite its complexity and challenging character, the album features very enjoyable and refreshing music full of live and captivating images. Highly recommended for both connoisseurs and mass audience. CD (8 tracks - 45 min.) comes in full-color 4-panel gatefold. Label price: $13.00 + shipping.
 


 
OUT NOW :: 03 OCTOBER 2 0 1 8 :: Vladimir Konovkin / Nebulae Music I (2018, AT054 DD)
In loving memory of Vladimir Konovkin (1967 2018), RAIG/AccessoryTakes present the digital only album "Nebulae Music I" (1 track - 46 min.). This is the first ever publication of Vladimir's solo music, and the first recording from the unfinished "Nebulae Music" cycle inspired by the interstellar Nebula phenomena. The music was performed, recorded, and mixed live in one take, with vintage analogue synthesizers/keyboards and 4-track portable recorder. No overdubs, with recent slight editing and mastering. "Nebulae Music I" is a charity publication. It is free to download, yet all money donated will be used to support the artists family. Download from Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
 


REVIEW :: 21 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Bunnies / Transportation To Mind Transformation and Devoted To The Process Of Action (2018, R105 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Musikreviews.de" (Germany). "Bunnies rage away from any rock stereotypes. Their left-of-field-rock goes back to a not insignificant part to German role models from the late 1960s and early 70s and in its virtuoso expressiveness looks almost visual," - wrote Andreas Schiffmann. Read the full review (in German).

 
Farewell to Vladimir Konovkin (02.11.1967 - 15.09.2018) - our beloved friend, family man, founder and mastermind behind KALUTALIKSUAK. May you rest in peace, Friend. You have left a void in R.A.I.G. no one can fill.
 


REVIEW :: 17 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Bunnies / Transportation To Mind Transformation and Devoted To The Process Of Action (2018, R105 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "New Underground Music" (The Netherlands). "It is an unconventional album, but one in which the band has fascinated me from start to finish. I can highly recommend this exciting drive to those who love avant-garde, experimental music, RIO, science fiction, progressive rock and the music of Frank Zappa and Alex's Hand..." - wrote Carry Munter. Read the full review (in Dutch).

 
OUT NOW :: 01 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 8 :: Bunnies / Transportation To Mind Transformation and Devoted To The Process Of Action (2018, R105 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present the CD-release by the experimental/progressive/psychedelic band BUNNIES from Northampton, MA USA. This is a two-in-one album featuring BUNNIES' newest album "Transportation To Mind Transformation" (April 2018) and their previous EP-album "Devoted To The Process Of Action" (December 2013). Both recordings appear in their entirety and original form, and work together as a single set surprisingly well. CD-release showcases a distinct band's sound as well as increasingly sophisticated approach to the composition and arrangement that is beyond any particular subgenre cliches. This set is not everyone's cup of tea. But whatever rock-subgenre you admire - whether surrealistic and futuristic space-kraut-psyche or rock-in-opposition progressive avant-garde - if you value the inventiveness, expressiveness, imagery and challenge of modern rock-music, you shouldn't ignore the World of Bunnies. CD (4 tracks - 64 min.) comes in full-color 6-panel gatefold. Label price: $13.00 + shipping.
 


REVIEW :: 06 AUGUST 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "New Underground Music" (The Netherlands). "Let Nature Take Its Course van Human Factor staat vol geweldige nummers, waarmee de band me van begin tot einde heeft weten te boeien en ik kan liefhebbers van zowel progressieve, symfonische als melodische rock deze schijf dan ook van harte aanbevelen." - wrote Carry Munter. Read the full review (in Dutch).

REVIEW :: 23 JULY 2 0 1 8 :: Solus / Satya Yuga (2018, R103 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "New Underground Music" (The Netherlands). "Satya Yuga van Solus is een heerlijk album, dat me van begin tot einde heeft weten te boeien en ik kan deze schijf dan ook ten zeerste aanraden, aan een ieder, die van psychedelische, progressieve rock en Indiase muziek houdt." - wrote Carry Munter. Read the full review (in Dutch).

REVIEW :: 13 JULY 2 0 1 8 :: Human Factor / Let Nature Take Its Course (2018, R104 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Autopoietican" (Peru). "La verdad que nos ha parecido una experiencia inmensamente grata el notar como este grupo logra mantener e incluso aumentar su fuerza expresiva y su frescura creativa dentro de la provincia progresiva donde ha decidido situarse desde sus tiempos iniciales. La verdad que este disco es bastante recomendable." - wrote Cesar Inca Mendoza Loyola. Read the full review (in Spanish).

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.
 




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