Cunning Mantrap…Interesting Name to an Interesting Album

The double helix and the album title, Hazmat certainly make you question what kind of album are you about to venture in to here? Cunning Mantrap hails from Köln, the fourth largest city in Germany and going by their name I had not expected to find that it was an all guy band. Sure I…

This was a Little Bit of a Surprise for Me!

So back in August I played my first gig in 15 years to a well receiving audience and it was encouraging but also on that night there was a lady there who was from the local newspaper and was taking pictures and doing a montage for the area known as The Durham Region. It’s a…

Further Up and Further In… to Canada!

To celebrate Progressivelyso’s 100th post we bring you, Twilight Fields from North Bay, Ontario! I thought what better way to commemorate this with some home grown talent! Featuring from the Gateless Gate/Khan Tengri – Allister Thompson who you should check out his other material for want of Ethereal/Ambient/Krautrock/Kosmische passages that will blow your mind just…

!!Experience the OddsFiche Sound!!

  Hey all, well I have this wee post about what I’m doing musically then it’s back to basics and doing reviews for you!  Got caught up with all the recording and playing live etc which I will share with you now! Very chuffed with how things have turned out so far! So, for want…

OddsFiche Gives His Guitar a Gerd Arntz Makeover

Hey All ! So while I am working on some new reviews for you to read and take in some new sounds I decided to get created with my guitar that has no fretboard that I play some of my music with and gave it a makeover that I’m pretty proud of I have to…

OddsFiche Debut to Few But It Was a Grand Performance!

Hey All !   So my debut performance as OddsFiche at the Open Studio Art Cafe in Pickering, Ontario went over quite well ! Played to a small group of people, family and friends with a better than I though reception because well…. I wasn’t sure how my music would have gone over! There’s a few…

Yeah…. Couldn’t Wait : )

So I couldn’t wait any further last night and finished off my 3rd album so I could get back in to doing reviews! So here’s the link to it along with the other albums for those of you who really want something VERY different to listen to ! In reverse order from the latest and…

Please Stand By and In the Meantime….

Hello everyone, Progressivelyso has been on a slight hiatus with the writing as recording sessions has eaten up a lot of time!  BUT I am working on a new album review for you all to read and it will be out soon!  But in the meantime here’s the four videos from my current album, Ninth…

Shameless Promotion Time

Hello all, hope your weekend has been pleasant and full of happy stuff!  lol     So it’s shameless promotion time again.   A few blogs back I put out the links to my music on the http://www.archive.org site and now you can find the start of the Progressivelyso/OddsFiche YouTube channel where I will be…

Plan “b” is not from Outer Space, it’s from Erth

  So, when someone says Costa Rica to you, what comes to mind? Naturally; coffee, Central America, rugged terrain, lush jungle atmosphere and Mesoamerican culture to name but a few of the many attributes of the country. But it also has a Prog scene that is growing down there and spreading throughout Central to South…

Forget Them Walking, The Zombie Picnic is Much More Fun

From the Grand Emerald Isle comes Zombie Picnic, the self proclaimed “four-piece Prog rock plot against humanity” hailing from Limerick, Ireland and bringing us their album, “A Suburb of Earth”. So what does one think of when Ireland comes to mind? Of course the typical and usual fare: Leprechauns, Potato famines, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, U2,…