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OUT NOW :: 15 FEBRUARY 2 0 2 0 :: Aton Five / Childhood's End (2020, R108 CD/DD)
RAIG is proud to present a new CD/DD-album "Childhood's End" by the Moscow based instrumental Prog-Psyche-Rock band ATON FIVE. It was conceived as kind of a wrap-up album and features 7 re-worked and professionally produced tracks clocking it at over 65 minutes early studio and live recordings from 2015-2018. Not a compilation in the conventional sense though. Its more like a post factum album with a precise artistic vision and exact track-list. Most interesting and enjoyable release for lovers of instrumental progressive and psychedelic heavy Rock! CD comes in a factory sealed gatefold: $13.00 + shipping.
 


 
Moscow based instrumental Post-Prog/Space-Rock combo HUMAN FACTOR perform live at "Treibhaus" - Luzern, Switzerland on November 29.
 

 
OUT NOW :: 15 SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 9 :: Another Peculiar Travel Suggestion / Rain Circling around God (2019, AT056 DD)
"Rain Circling Around God" is a 2-track digital EPS to commemorate Russian composer Vladimir Konovkin (02.11.1967 - 15.09.2018), amazing keyboard/synthesizer performer and mastermind behind Kalutaliksuak ensemble. In early 2015, Vladimir decided to start his new instrumental music project for keyboards/synthesizers, assorted percussion and string instruments. The project, which received a working title ANOTHER PECULIAR TRAVEL SUGGESTION, slowly took shape but was interrupted following serious illness and untimely death of the musician. It happens that shortly before his death, Vladimir handed over to me (Igor G., R.A.I.G. owner) all drafts related to the project. We had not consider a real release that time because the original recordings were mostly in very poor technical condition and had to be re-recorded with additional performers. However, a year after Vladimir passed away and long hours spent to re-work those recordings, I feel that the tracks by ANOTHER PECULIAR TRAVEL SUGGESTION are ready for the release in both modern digital and old-fashioned physical formats. With all my sadness and pride, I present two previously unheard tracks from the upcoming double-album by Vladimir Konovkins ANOTHER PECULIAR TRAVEL SUGGESTION. It's free to download, although donations are welcome.
 

REVIEW :: 17 AUGUST 2 0 1 9 :: Aton Five / Solarstalgia (2019, R107 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Sea Of Tranquility" (USA). "Images of classic Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Yes, and Gentle Giant pop up throughout Solarstalgia's seven tracks, the music chock full of vintage keyboard sounds, muscular guitar & bass work, and tricky drum fills... With the digipack CD edition, there are two live bonus tracks, the hard rocking "Journey", another cool Deep Purple inspired number with some stellar organ & guitar freakouts, and the darker prog of "Woods Made of Stone". Both are excellent additions to what is a really strong album from a band that deserve your immediate attention." - wrote Pete Pardo. Read the full review (in English).

REVIEW :: 15 AUGUST 2 0 1 9 :: Aton Five / Solarstalgia (2019, R107 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Expose" (USA). "The thing about Aton Five is that their brand of instrumental rock has more going for it than just rehashes and recombinations of things that Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and Ozric Tentacles have done. While there are bits reminiscent of all of those, there's more going on here than just that. They bring in some proggy tendencies more akin to things that used to be common in the 70s before extended instrumental sections went out of fashion. Think of classic Uriah Heep, where the middle section of a song might involve organ and guitar trading back and forth with licks. Aton Five is kind of like a band that just does those middle sections, making them into pieces of their own... I really enjoy Daniel Bosak's keyboard work, which takes on classic organ sounds as well as synthesizers. Maybe the sounds are emulated by modern digital instruments, but he uses a lot of sounds that resemble overdriven Hammond or Minimoog, and it works well. Alexander Seleznev's guitar work is rarely of the flashy variety, but always suits the tunes well, and his riffing locks in the grooves perfectly. The thing that sets Aton Five apart from run-of-the-mill space rock bands is their willingness to change up the music - rather than repeating a riff for many minutes, they'll have a progression that works through changes and then move on to different sections. So even if you're turned off by the tendency of space rock bands to ride a riff for long stretches, you might appreciate Solarstalgia. I like the direction they've taken, and look forward to more from this band." - wrote Jon Davis. Read the full review (in English).

REVIEW :: 15 MAY 2 0 1 9 :: Aton Five / Solarstalgia (2019, R107 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "DisAgreement" (Luxembourg). "These four young Russians love the music from a time before they were born, and their tribute to it is heart-warming and ear pleasing at the same time. Fans of instrumental hard rock with strong psychedelic and progressive touches should burn some incense and float away with Aton Five to Solarstalgia." - wrote Pascal Thiel. Read the full review (in English).

REVIEW :: 03 MAY 2 0 1 9 :: Aton Five / Solarstalgia (2019, R107 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "Scott's Music Reviews" (Denmark). "Great new Russian instrumental hard rocking prog," - concluded his review Scott 'Dr. Space' Heller. Read the full review (in English).

REVIEW :: 03 MARCH 2 0 1 9 :: Aton Five / Solarstalgia (2019, R107 CD/DD)
is reviewed at "New Underground Music" (The Netherlands). "Solarstalgia by Aton Five is a fantastic CD, full of great progressive rock, with which the band has fascinated me from beginning to end and I can strongly recommend this masterpiece to any fan of this type of music," - wrote Carry Munter (Google-translate). Read the full review (in Dutch).


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December 04 :: HUMAN FACTOR

HUMAN FACTOR perform "A.L.F." from their "Let Nature Take Its Course" album of 2018. Recorded live on November 29, 2019 @ "Treibhaus" Luzern, Switzerland.

 



R.A.I.G. Musicology in 2018-2019
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