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RSD '23 Genres: AVANT GARDE + ART + PROG


Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends! I’ll tell you, good reader, I have an incredible bias for this/these genre(s), so this particular blog will be close to my heart. Keep in mind that these blogs are in order of demand, so while my favourites may not be in the reviews, surely you or your friends’ are! Continue the journey in our sorting of the RSD titles by genre as we dive into the wild world of avant garde!


AVANT GARDE + ART + PROGRESSIVE

 

Larry Lovestein & the Velvet Revival - “You”

free-wave jazz, noise, experimental, art rock

 

Björk - “the fossora remixes”

remix album: electronica, house - experimental avant garde, escape room

 

Wilco - “Crosseyed Strangers: An Alternate Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”

art rock, experimental acoustic

Our Lady Peace - “Collected: 1994 - 2022”

alternative rock, post-grunge, art rock

 

The Mars Volta - “Frances the Mute”

progressive rock


Beloved weirdos, these artists; strange is a term of endearment here. Progressive rock and experimental art projects are best for when you need a refreshing reset from your standard backbeat music. Spot some of our favourites down below!


Albert Ayler - “Europe 1966”

live recording - avant garde jazz


David J - “Urban Urbane”

art, acoustic, avant garde


Dirty Projectors + Björk - “Mount Wittenberg Orca (Expanded Edition)”

experimental


Emerson, Lake & Palmer - “Brain Salad Surgery”

progressive rock, avant garde


FOALS - “Life is Dub”

art rock, dance punk, math rock, alternative dance


Horse the Band - “The Mechanical Hand”

chiptune, metalcore


P.M. Dawn - “The Bliss Album…? (Vibration of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence)

r&b, art pop, new jack swing (hip hop, dance)


Prefab Sprout: “Steve McQueen”

art rock, sophisti-pop (jazz pop)


The Residents: “Our Finest Flowers”

art pop, avant garde


Tangerine Dream: “Live in Paris, Palais Des Congres”

live recording - kosmische (electronic psychedelic avant-garde), krautrock, ambient


Tom Tom Club - “Tom Tom Club (Expanded Edition)”

new wave, funk, R&B, avant garde


UFO -  “Will the Last Man Standing (Turn Out the Light)”

heavy metal, progressive rock, space rock


Yes - “Live at Knoxville Civic Auditorium”

live performance - progressive rock


Complete with pictures and album snippets, take a look at our full catalogue here!



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