Little Hyperventilating Going on But I’m Good!

OddsFiche is now being heard globally! The wonderful people at Team Rock/Prog Magazine were gracious to include me in this month’s issue you see me peering over the top of here CD Sampler as one of their featured artists! Issue #71 of PROG: Astounding Sounds and Amazing Music and much more filled from cover to…

A Finnish Montage of a Metamorphosis

With an attractive front cover that reflects what one would consider to be the next promo poster for Cirque du Soleil because of the artistic flare and feathered textures given to the overall appeal and with the courtesy of Fastball Music we are brought this sophomore album from Finland’s own, Montage. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland’s…

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…

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…

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,…

D(((O)))(((O)))M……. ‘Nuff Said from Scotland

So a couple of mates in Scotland who played World of Warcraft when they discovered they have similar tastes in music and now have been doing albums for some time now and their seventh release, (((WHITE NOISE))) shows them not slowing down in the slightest. The Prog marquee facets a great many styles under its…

No Need for Painkillers, Eveline’s Dust Brings The Painkeeper from Italy

Italy; one of the classic romantic languages, land of addictive cuisine, steeped in history and lavish architecture and home to a great many Prog bands over the years. A country that has seen so many different faces grace it’s political halls over the centuries, armies that have conquered lands far and wide and nowadays they…