75 Bands in 75 Days – Day 18: Isthmusia

IsthmusiaLadies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome, to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we’re showcasing some of the best talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, at least one band per day, leading up to December 31st, to ring in a new year. This list is in no particular order and it is not a chart or a countdown. It’s merely a list of bands or musicians that you might not have heard of that we feel are worthy of checking out. The 18th band up is a exceptional prog-rock band from Kingston called Isthmusia.

Isthmusia got their start in 2011 with a goal pushing their expressive art to the absolute limit. One listen will reveal that they are heavily rooted and influenced by the old school prog of the 1970’s, but still work to break the boundaries of genre in music. The band is a mixture of soothing melody and frantic complexity, surely enough to make any prog-rock nerd want to bust out a calculator and start doing random math problems. The bands bio states they are constantly driving their musicianship onward and upward and we’d have to agree.

The latest album, a fantastic collection of seven instrumentals, was recorded over this last summer and was released on October 31, 2014. If you like this genre there is a lot to love here.

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