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2112 (Argentina):
Traditional trio with fifteen years of musical career including concerts at the Lasalle Theatre, the Velez Sarsfield Club (co-staring with Riff, Hermética and Horcas). They have played withIluvatar at the International Progressive Rock Fest: "Buenos Aires Prog 99" along with the Ensamble de Guitarras de BsAs and Anekdoten. The current members are: thevirtuous guitarrist Juan Tambussi, the powerful drummer Sergio Moscatelli and the precise and technical bassist Daniel Bazán. Their sound is notoriously influenced by the candian band Rush (taking their name form one of their albums). "Glory lies ahead" is the name of their new album and third in their curriculum (alfter their succesful first: "Intro" from 1994 
and  "Alterando las Divisiones" from 1990. The new material is characterized for a search of new paths, filled with frequent cuts and changes in tempo/rhythm and long instrumental passages. They have included violins,  bandoneón, ethnic sounds and lyrics in english which expands their horizon into de most refined progressive sounds. 
Discography:
Intro
Alterando Las Divisiones
Glory Lies Ahead



Agnus (Argentina):
    Nice group formed during the 70's in which keyboards predominate but with a good dose of beautifully played guitars. The final sound is a mixture of ethnic/latin music with definite classical influence and music like Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield.
    Discography:
Pinturas y expresiones (Paints and expressions)


Aguaturbia (Chile):
    More in the psychedelic style with lots of guitar effects.
    Discography:
Hermoso Domingo (Beautiful sunday)
Aguaturbia


Alas (Argentina):
    Jazz fusion and progressive with the addition of the classical "Tango" sounds. The keboard improvissations characterize the group, beautifully coupled with the other instruments. It is formed by the respected multiinstrumentalist lider and composer Gustavo Moretto. They rel;eased two albums one in 1977 and the second one with bassist Pedro Anar (Madre Atómica, Spinetta jade, Seru Giran, Pat Metheny Group, solista)  that appeared in 1983 (years after the band broke). 
        Discography:
Alas (Wings)
Pinta tu Aldea (Paint your Village)


 Aleacion 0.720 (Mexico):
    Formed by Job Hernandez: Bass, Abraham Vinas: Flute, Carlos Castro: Drums, Edward Zamarripa: Guitars and Carlos Torres: Violin. Their music falls into the jazz-fusion (pretty much like Jean-Luc Ponti) but based on mexican sounds and instrumental music creating a unique sound. Their music is based on violins, prehispanic instruments with predominance   of rhythmic sections. Some pieces are "Nueva Trova" style
    Discography:
Aleacion
Leyenda (Legend)


 Alfonso Vidales (Mexico):
    He is the keyboard player and songwriter for Cast. His
style is in the venue of new age/celtic music. It is melodic and could be seen as ambient music like the late Eno, however the latest material has a strong Rick Wakeman's influence .
Discography:
In between two walls
Clavico


 Alfredo Carrion (Spain):
    Symphonic progressive rock very melodic with nice orchestrations.
    Discography:
Los Andares Del Alquimista (The ways of the alchemist)


Alquimia (Mexico):
  Is a band formed by Alquimia: Vocals, Piano, synthesizers, percussions, flutes and acoustic/electronic effects with collaborations form Guillermo Suarez: Guitars and bass, Arturo Romo: Percussions and trombaton and  Jose  Alvarez: Vocals.
Alquimia started as a classical music pianist who discovered the limitations and barriers of playing exactly what was in press, preventing her from adding a touch of creativity. In her quest for creativity she started adding her own ideas to classical pieces, claiming the great composers for herself. Her influences vary from Ravel, Debussy and John Cage to King Crimson, Brian Eno, Can and the current indi scene.
     Coatlicue, her first album is based on the different legends surrounding Coatlicue (the Aztec goddess of Earth). Her music is electronic and experimental, she explores different textures and synthesizers combined with ethnic instruments and a wise use of percussions, crating an overall interesting work.
She has had collaborative efforts with Jose Luis Fernandez Ledezma (Nirgal Vallis)
Discography:
Coatlicue
Wings of Perception
Dead Tongues (con Jose Luis Fernandez Ledezma)
A Separate Reality
 Alquimia Homepage



 Alsur (Chile):
    Excellent  band with a melodic line based on an intelligent use of guitars, piano/keyboards and saxophone, well supported by a good bass player and Drummer. Their music is jazz-fusion sometimes it resembles Jean-Luc Ponti but with a latin flavor.
    Discography:
Fusion Americana (American fusion)


 Altair (Spain):
    It is a duo formed by a drummer and a keyboardist. Their music is OK, in the style of ELP and Bill Bruford or those weird compositions by Eno, Moebius and Rodelius.


 Alux Nahual (Guatemala)
  One of the groups from Guatemala with the longest career. Started in the early 80's playing excellent symphonic rock with a masterful use of the violin. Unfortunately, later on they became too commercial.
Discography:
Conquista (Conquer)
Hermanos de Sentimiento (Brothers of feelings)
La Trampa (The Trap)
Se Cantan Retratos (We sing portraits)


 Amarok (Spain):
    Spanish group formed in the 90s with predominantly keyboard instrumentation, however wind instruments create a nice atmosphere. There is a definite influence from Spanish music in their sound.


  Anacruza (Argentina):
    Strong influence from French groups like Magma and Can but with definite latin sounds.
    Their discography:
Anacruza
Fuerza (Force)
El Sacrificio (The sacrifice)


Antonio Zepeda (Mexico) :
    Autodidact musician,  studied architecture, dance and theater. He is considered founder of contemporary prehispanic music known as etno-rock. Responsible for the musical creation of the  lights and sound show at the "Templo Mayor" in Mexico City, Zepeda creates musical passages full with mysticism and freedom of spirits of our ancient past.  Sometimes his music is repetitive but full with the freshness and simplicity of prehispanic instruments. Contrary to what most people think HE DOES NOT uses synthesizers or electronic tricks; himself creates his music with prehispanic instruments. His live presentations are impressive.
    With exception of his collaborative effort with Jorge Reyes (which is really progressive) and with Toussaint (which is more of jazz/fusion) his music is prehispanic.
Discography:
El Templo Mayor (Major Temple)
Corazon del Sol (Heart of the sun)
La region del misterio (The region of the mystery)
Retorno a Aztlan (Return to Aztlan)
El rostro de la muerte entre los Nahuas  (The death's face amongst the Nahuas)
A la izquierda del colibri (To the left of the humming bird in collaboration with Jorge Reyes)
Astracarnaval
Paisajes (Landscapes in  collaboration with Eugenio Toussaint)


   Arcane (Espana):
Is a group from Barcelona that started in the late 1994, currently constituted by Loli Ortiz (vocal and violin), Oscar Busons (guitars), Albert Fabregat (keyboards), Daniel Farrús (bass) and Daniel Busons (drums and vocals). 
Initially, Yula López, Oscar Busons, Daniel Farrús, Oscar Blanco y Daniel Busons,  start working in what later would become "Dreamside Stroll" their frist work recorded in may of 1995. The music is definetly progressive but with New Age tendencies. At the same time they perform live in several concerts locally, as well as participating in the album: "Masferrer Road” a compilation of different groups and musical styles. In the late 1995, Yula left the group to pursue his own musical career. After several auditions, Loli Ortiz joins them as the vocalist but also incorporating the violin into Arcane’s sound. Again, with this new formation, they perform in and around Barcelona during 1996. Oscar Blanco left the group just when they were getting ready to record their first studio CD. Coincidentally, while in a concert in Barcelona, they met Albert Fabregat (ex El Hombre del Saco), who joins them immediately, starting the most progressive era of Arcane. Currently, they are re-writing old compositions and preparing a new album.
Discography:
Dreamside Stroll



Arturo Meza (Mexico)
Although currently identrified with the urban rock movement, he has worked into  the electronic/experimental area such as his superb: Suite Koradi. In fact he waas one of the brains and instigators of Voldarepet (a keboard trio) and he has worked closely withCodice and in fact there are rumors that in the near future there willn  be a collaborative work. 



Arco Iris (Argentina):
    They are a band from the 70's influenced by the British groups but with a latin flavor. Some people feel that the they sound  like Pink Floyd.


 Asfalto (Spain):
    Group from the mid 70's with a sound similar to Rush hard to categorize in either progressive or hard, particularly in their second album.Their first album is an experiment of multiple styles but shows a definite tendency towards progressive, which culminates in their second album (and probably the best) with great guitars and melodic keyboards and a strong support from the other instruments. The other albums are the more into the typical rock of the era.
    Their discography includes:
Asfalto (Asphalt)
Al Otro Lado (The other side)
Ahora!! (Now!!)
Cronofobia (Chronophobia)
Corredor De Fondo (Long distance runner)
 Lo Mejor de Asfalto (The best of Asfalto)


 Atila (Spain):
    Their music consist of a strong use of synthesizers and organs, very precise aggressive drums and guitar riffs that evoke a latin flavor combined with San Francisco sound of the 60's. They like long passages built upon the keyboards.
    Discography:
Principio del Fin (Beginning Of The End)
Intencion (Intention)
Reviure


  Aucan (Argentina):
    Group from the early 80s with music that falls within the realm of symphonic rock with a folk flavor added to it and strong classical influence. Their music is well structured  and  melodic.
    They have two albums:
Brotes del Alba
Aucan


 Augusta (Argentina)
Argentinian supergroup that has created a new fresh soundin the progressive field, finally expanding (and honorin the real meaning) of progressive music. Their sound is a mixture of progressive with Krimson like style mixed with the minimalist style of Phillip Glass. The similarities are just subtle  since the group has a mature style and has created a unique sound that in our opinion will become the Augustinian sound. Their CD is a must for all prog fans. 
Augusta Homepage


   Banana (Argentina):
      Banana is a band from the 70's with a mixture of European progressive influences from Britain and  France. The guitar takes the center of the musical structure but nicely coupled with the keyboards that most of the time take a secondary role but with nice colorful melodies.
     Discography:
Aun es tiempo de sonar (It is still time to dream)


 Banda Elastica (Mexico):
    In their own words, the name reflects the essence of the group (Banda Elastica meaning rubber band); plasticity and elasticity to accommodate different musical styles...
    They are a sextet, featuring guitars, drums, marimbas, bass, keyboards and sax/clarinet, with guests on violin/viola and flute. Their music falls more in the realm of jazz/fusion but still with some progressive sounds and the typical use of ethnic instruments characteristic of most mexican groups.
    Discography:
Banda Elastica
Banda Elastica 2 


 Bloque (Spain):
    Once again great Spanish guitars (Both classical and Folk/Flamenco style) combined with electric guitar effects and synthesizers; nice vocals and a diversity of styles (some people dislike this).
Discography:
Bloque (Block)
Hombre, Tierra Y Alma (Men, earth and soul)
El Hijo del Alba (Son of the sunrise)
Musica Para La Libertad (Music for freedom)
Grandes Exitos (Greatest hits)


 Bubu (Argentina):
    Group formed by Edward Rogatti and  heavily influenced by King Crimson. Bubu is a very solid group that creates long harmonically and thematically intricate compositions with lots of improvisations dominated by the string instruments, but nicely accompanied by wind instruments. At times is seems to be more jazz-fusion (because of the use of the saxophone and the improvisations) and at times more symphonic with classical influences.
    Discography:
Anabelas


 Cai (Spain):
    This is the typical flamenco flavor with lots of improvisations and jazz sounds. The group holds together very nicely
    Discography:
Mas Allá de Nuestras Mentes Diminutas (Larger than our tiny minds)
Noche Abierta (Open night)
Canción de la Primavera (Spring song)


 Caja De Pandora (Mexico):
    Formed in the 80's by Jose J Teran: Guitars, Antonio Castro: Bass, Edward J Medina: Drums, Salvador Moreno Rogel: Vocals, Fernando Garrido: Synthesizers and Jesus Sanchez: Sax; the last two guests musicians.  Later on Alejandro Lomelin Mora joins the group and takes command of the keyboards. Influenced by classical music but with music constructed more in the style of jazz with improvisations and long passages. Their first album: Vayas donde vayas is more within the vein of Rock of the 80's and at that time they were only known as La Caja.
    Discography:
Vayas donde vayas (Wherever you go)
Caja de pandora (Pandora's box)
En Concierto (In concert)


 Cast (Mexico):
    Founded in 1978  by Alfonso Vidales: Keyboards, Dino Brassea: Vocals and flute, Antonio Bringas: Drums, Francisco Hernandez: Vocals and guitars and Rodolfo Gonzalez on bass. Their music is a mixture of well-written songs and instrumental parts, strongly influenced by Genesis, Fish and groups alike. Even though it is in the venue of Symphonic Rock, they also have jazz influences. Their live sound is very powerful and harmonious  with a  polished show that is worth seeing.  Out of their own pocket they built their own studio and contrary to the tradition of most mexican groups (of disappearing after one or two albums), they  have built a great reputation and they are the brain behind the Baja Prog Fest, already on its third edition.
Discography:
Aterrizando en una mente seria (Landing in a Serious Mind)
Tercera llamada (Third Call)
Los Sonidos de la Imaginacion (Sounds of Imagination)
Cuatro Aces (Four Aces)
Signos Eternos (Endless signs,won the "Progressive Album of the Year" award from the "Discover" Magazine)
A View of Cast (Live)
Mas Alla de la Realidad (Beyond Reality)
Angels and Demons 
A Live Experience
Imaginary Windows has been recently released
Cast Homepage


 Chac Mool (Mexico):
    Founded by Jorge Reyes and Carlos Alvarado. Their music is progressive in nature with well-written lyrics, some in the poetic side and some with caustic critics to society. The music is characterized by a strong use of the keyboards and flutes with a strong bass and a reliable drummer, unfortunately, as most mexican groups they lack a good singer. The live album is a good example of their power in concert however the quality of the recording is less than optimal.
    Jorge Reyes continued a solo career initially in the progressive venue and later on influenced by Antonio Zepeda in the realm of etno-rock.
Carlos Alvarado worked with Decibel and Via Lactea also.
    They released three albums: Salamandra,  Suenos De Metal (Metallic Dreams) and a live album.
Recently, Chac Mool  has returned to the musical scenewith two of the old members: Carlos Alvarado and Armando Suarez, with two violin players, another guitar player and a flute player. They open for Banco del Mutuo Soccorso during their presentation in  Mexico City on May  28 and  29, 1999 ecurrently they are working on new material


 CODICE (Mexico):
Began as Marco Corona’s project around 10 years ago, when he lived in Los Angeles, California. He composes enough material to record a double album with David Overstreet supporting him with technical equipment (from the independent label Art Sublime). Later on, Marco Corona moves to Monterrey (Mexico) and continues with the idea of creating a group. He meets drummer Fernando Gamez and they start thinking about a progressive band. Mario Mendoza (keyboards) meets Fernando and decides to join them, bringing along with him Marco Gil (bass) an old time friend whom he had played with before. Finally, it is during the summer of 95 that they start rehearsing Codice’s material. Later on Marco brings along his brother Hector (vocals) completing the group and having their debut presentation at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the UANL. Soon after, Fernando Gamez leaves the group to complete his studies, but introduces to the group David Martinez (current drummer of the band) with whom they have several live presentations locally. Then, both Marco and Hector Gil left the group due to incompatibility and differences on how work should be done. At the same time, Mario had to leave due to laboral problems, leaving Marco and David alone to continue working on new material. Six months later, Mario returns and brings along Arturo Garcia (current bassist, whom he had played with before and that is about to finish his Master in Music at the UANL). The group resumes their rehearsals, and around that time, Marco brings Luis Maldonado (Vocals) completing the band that recorded Alba y Ocaso, material that was composed by Marco (with some arrangements by all other members) long before the group was formed. Currently, they are working on new material with colaborations and ideas from all memebers. 
Discography:
Alba y Ocaso
Codice Homepage



Çompania Electrica Dharma (Spain):
    Prolific Catalan group with strong Spanish folk music influence with beautiful improvisations in jazz style and  nice blend of guitars and keyboards.
    Discography:
Diumenge
L'Oucomballa
Tramuntana
L'Angel de la dansa
Ordinaries aventures
L'Atlantida
             Çompania Electrica Dharma
Catalluna
ForcaNo volem ser!
Homenage a Esteve
Tifa Head
Fortuny
             Fibres del cor
Que no es perdi mai aquest so
20 Anys, Forca Dharma!
Dharma al Palau de la Musica Catalana amb la Cobla Medittera


Crack (Spain):
    Traditional Spanish group with predominance of guitars blended upon synthesizers and pianos, poetic lyrics and great mixture of male and female vocals, Crack is a superb example of Spanish progressive rock at its best.
    Discography:
 Si Todo Hiciera Crack  (If everything made crack)


 Crucis (Argentina):
     Great group with rich, colorful and complex music. Definite influence by the great British groups from the 70's but still with original sound and without imitations in the realm of symphonic  sound with keyboards and guitars dominating the scene, however the drummer not only supports but improvises and plays the instrument very nicely.
    Discography:
Crucis
Los Delirios Del Mariscal (Mariscal's Deliriums)


Culto Sin Nombre (Mexico)
Chamber Rock type group formed by J. Carlos Ruiz having at least one album: Hallazgos Nerviosos. Marco Corona (Codice) has worked with him and Tizoc Briseño forming the band Entropia (1979-1981?), withhome demos and studio sessions being the only existing material. THis material apparently is in the hands of Fernado Diaz,group's  keyboardist.


 Decibel (Mexico) :
    Carlos Alvarado: Keyboards, Javier Baviera: Sax and Clarinet, Miguel Angel Nava: Keyboards, Carlos Robledo: Piano and keyboards, Alejandro Sanchez: Violin, Walter Schmidt: Bass.
    The musical essence of the group combines sound effects and ambient music with synthesizers and ethnic instruments.  Eno, Moebius, the early Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd influence the group.
Alejandro Sanchez formed another group called Nazca.
Carlos Alvarado formed other bands: Via Lactea and Chac Mool and was producer with Delirium
Most recently, Decibel reunited again and open for Magma's concert in Mexico City on June 4, 1999. 
Discography:
Contranatura
Mensaje desde Fomalhault (Message from Fomalhault)


 Delirium (Mexico) :
    One of the pillars of mexican progressive rock movement, founded by: Amador Ramirez: Synthesizers, Daniel Rivadeneyra: Guitars, Manuel Lhoman: Bass, Alberto Herr: Drums, Alfredo Flores: Violin, Victor Baldovinos: Drums, Oscar Saldana: Vocals.
    Their music is bautifully orchestrated, fresh and original in the venue of PMF and Renaissance, vocals are a minus.
    Discography:
Primer dialogo (First dialogue)
El Teatro del delirio (Theater of delirium)
A 8 anos del primer dialogo (8 years after the first dialogue, a remaster of the first album with bonus tracks)
Tomando Decisiones (Making decisions) is recorded with only two of the original members: Daniel Rivadeneyra: Guitars, Manuel Lhoman: Bass, the new musicians are: Rodolfo Moreno: Synthesizers Vicente Sanchez: Drums and percussions and two invited musicians for trumpets and vocals. Unfortunately the group leaves the progressive path to bring a more commercial album more in the venue of POP/Rock; even though it has great harmonies it is far from the  album.



Dificil Equilibrio (Spain):
Begins during the first trimester of 1995 with a sound that could be defined as a mixture of progressive rock, minimalism,,  Noise, ambient,and new age.
They follow closely the ideas of John Cale, David Sylvian, John Cage, Brian Eno, Durutti Column, Today is the day, Robert Fripp, King Crimson... but witht the idea of combining this music with other currents and styles. At the same time, From january until july 1996 they participate with different actors and Painter Ico Rosales in the show "Penumbra", They have had live shows in different places, the msot important ones amongst them: Sala Apolo, Gracia Territori Sonor, BAM (in barcelona), Els Amics de les Arts (Terrassa), Blues & Ritmes (Badalona, together with Raimundo Amador, Ali Farka Toure y Olodum).
In april 1997 they present their first cd "Difícil Equilibrio" with the label Liquid Records. Work that receives great reviews and in december is named “the best vangard work of 1997” by the program  Discópolis' of RNE Radio 3, conducted by  José Miguel López.
Their last Mini CD "The Great Red Lament In Aspic", has been presented in Barcelona at the “sala La Báscula". This material has been edited by the salananca label “Efervescente Producciones”, This work is a homage/dedication to King Crimson, one of the most important influences in Dificil Equilibrio. 
Luis is dedicated to the creation of a multishow that combines music, poetry, theatre and dance: "Exterior/Interior". He also composes music for several miniseries  created by Toni Hernández and along with Alberto, the ambient music for the exhibit of Paco Fanés’ Sculptures. Currently, luis and his partner, have a record studio, where Dificil Equilibrio’s albums (amongst others) have been recorded) Alberto enroled  in the course:  “Guitar Craft” Directed and supported by iRobert Fripp (King Crimson), with this, he changes his musical concepts  ande involves himself in the practice of a new tuning system taught at the course. 
Enric has been part of several groups such as"Heimdall" (progressive rock, 1984), Shock (pop-rock experimental, 1986), and "Delaware" (rock, 1992) amongst others. In may '98 he joined Dificil Equilibrio
Discography:
Dificil Equilibrio
The Great Red Lament In Aspic
Dificil Equilibrio Homepage


  Eduardo Bort (Spain):
     Edward Bort is a Spanish guitarist whose musical influences appear to be bands of the late 1960's. The first album  (Edward Bort) is excellent progressive rock highlighted by Bort's monster chops on the guitar. The only weak point are the vocals. As far as we know he also made another album myth more Spanish/latin influence than progressive.


 Eduardo Del Barrio (Argentina):
    One of the few prog musicians signed by a major label with music full of improvisations  nicely blend with classical influences falls more into the category of jazz (but definitely progressive sound is there...)
    Discography: Free Play


 El Congreso( Chile):
    Progressive band of the 70's  with a folk flavor that gives them a unique sound in honor of their own heritage.
    Discography:
El Congreso (The Congress)
Tierra Incognito (Incognit Land)
Viaje Por La Cresta Del Mundo (travel on the Top of the World)
Ha Llegado La Carta (The Letter has Arrived)
Faros De Arcilla (  Light Towers of Clay)
Estoy Que Me Muero... Por Ti  ( I am dying... for you)
En Vivo (Live)
 Aire Puro (Fresh Air)
Para Los Arqueologos Del Futuro (For Future Archeologists)


 El Hombre del Saco (Spain):
Group from Barcelona with clear influences from Genesis,
  Supertramp and  Marillion. In 1996 they have several live presentations, amongs which the one at the First Marillion's Fans Meeting in Tiana is the most memorable. 
They are: Santi Gimeno (drumms), Marcos Perez: (bass), Antonio M. Borrego (guitars and vocals) and  Albert Fabregat (keyboards).
Recently, Albert left the group to join Arcane.
Discography:
 La Estatua Olvidada, Sinuhe... 



   El Idioma Azul (Mexico):
    Group formed by Manuel Castaneda: Bass, Fernando Balderas: Guitars, Diego Almaguer: Percussions, Alexander Altamirano: Keyboards and Victor H Garcia: Vocals . Their first material is called "El Idioma Azul" and was recorded during July 15 y 16 de 1991. The material was written during the  89-91period.
 The vocalist left prior to the second  "El Cielo Entre Vega No Es Gris (The sky between Vega is not gray". Currently they are working in new material.
    Discography:
El Idioma Azul
El Cielo Entre Vega No Es Gris


El Reloj (Argentina):
    Following the tradition of Argentinean progressive groups, they are an incredible band with well balanced sound and skillfully played keyboards.
Discography:
El Reloj (The Clock)
El Blues del Atardecer (Sunset Blues)


 Enrique Carranza (Spain):
Son of a Spanish couple and living in Switzerland, he starts his musical career in the late 80's with a progressive band named "KA" a strong King Crimson's sound band. At this time, they create and perform a multimedia show, where they mix dance, theater, slides and live music. From this work 3 projects were born: Aelia Berlin (1986 ), Energia (1989 ) and Unifies (1992 ). Later on, the group concentrates only in their music until 1996. At this point, Enrique (multi-instrumentist and compositions) creates the group "David Vincent" with Julian Littlestone (Drums) now with more of an experimental music similar to Phil Manzanera or Rodelius but with a touch of alternative, new "indie" and other contemporary musical styles. the end result: an original and unique musical style. 
Discography:
A 1000 mirrors (with  Ka)
No Entiendo (with David Vincent)


Equinox (Panama):
Equinox is Panama's only progressive rock group.  Marcos Linares (Guitars and vocals), José Chirino (Guitars, effects and vocals), Alan Pinzón (six string bass), Fredy Sobers (Drums and percussions) and Jorge Pérez (Synthesizers and keyboards) they meet june 1997 at Alan's house with the goal of  creating a different kind of music produced in their country but taking advantage of the multiple influences, rhythms and musical styles of each member. The main concept surrounds around prior work done by  Marcos  and his childhood and long friend  José, to which Alan and Fredy added the rhythmic support and Jorge the orchestrations and keyboards, thus, Equinox becomes a reality. They have their debut appearance along the mexican  group Cast at the Balboa Theater, where they achieve immediate success and were considered by most the revelation in the international progressive rock circles. Their music is a fusion of rock, classical music, jazz and even folk. With their music they have demonstrated an incredible talent and they are considered pioneers of the progressive rock music in Panama.
Currently, they are working on their new CD "Spirits of Freedom" with new members:Alan Pinzon (Guitars), Jorge Perez (Bass), Eric Garibaldi (Guitars), Dalis Toruno (Vocals) and  Ivan Canton (Drumms) 
Discography:
Equinox
Equinox Homepage


  Errobi (Spain):
    A great Spanish group in the best of Spanish guitars with flamenco style.
    Discography:
Errobi
Gure Lekukotasuna
Ametsarem Bidea
Bizi Bizian


  Espiritu (Argentina):
    One of the greatest progressive bands with Italian influence and nice blend of latin folk, very symphonic yet jazz structured music. Beautiful poetic lyrics and vocal harmonics with strong synthesizers and acoustic guitars combined with the power of electric ones.
    Discography:
Espiritu (Spirit)
Crisalida (Crysalid)
Libero Naturar
En Movimiento (in Movement)


  Estructura (Venezuela):
Great high caliber symphonic rock group.
Discography:
Más Allá de tu Mente (Beyond your mind)
Estructura (Structure)


Etherea (Mexico):
Formed by Tadeo (Vocals) and Fernando Bueno (Bass and keyboard programming) in 1993 initially as the group "Credo". Soon after, Alfredo Chavero (Guitars) and Milton Carlos (Drums) joined them and with them, their new name comes "Etherea". Immediately, they start recording their first demo and multiple tours and live shows. During their presentation at the "First Festival of Alternative Music",  they end within the 8 finalists and their song: "Despedida" (Farewell) is included in the commemorative CD. Because of their musical quality and strong presence, they were the opening group for Slaughter during their Mexican Tour.
Their rich musical influences particularly classical, gothic and hard rock, characterize their music, which are well balanced by masterful improvisations.
Discography:
 Etherea Homepage


Exsimio (Chile)
Exsimio begins in 1995 withCarlos Perez (bass) and Javier Cases (drums) as a musical project. In early 96 Claudio Corcione (Vilus' Guitarr player) and Jose Zamorano (Fractal's Guitar player) joins them and they begin working on their first compositions. Unfortunately, almost immediately differences of opinion arose, which led to the departure of Zamorano and Cases. They are replaced by Inaki Varela (ex-Vilu guitar) and Guillermo Cruz (drums) at that time they start their first appearances and becgan to gain local acceptance. However, once again the group loses members when Guillermo leaves and is  replaced by Fernando Jaramillo (ex-Alter Ego). This change benefits the group since they finally cristalize in the Exsimio's sound reaching the long wished stability. During this period they start their promotional demo with 4 live songs. The material sees the light in June 1998 and is co-produced by Guillermo Maldonado (Araceli studio- Argentina) who eventualy becomes the musical producer for their first album. In January 1999 they began recording the material for this album and by acquiring a grant from Fondart (Fondo de Desarrollo de las Artes y la Cultura), they released a limited edition of 700 copies. This work is finished by October, and they take advantage of this by accepting an invitation for a live presentation at the Julie Rico Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The event was covered by the Newspaper: La Opinión, the specialized music magazine: Al Borde, and the TV program: Tu Música (UHF 54- East LA). By December, they returned to Chile they have their official presentation of their CD "Homónimo" and the Clip "Cigoto". Currently, Exsimio is working on new material and  a second videoclip. 
Discograhpy:
"Homologo"
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Flught (Mexico):
    With Iconoclasta and Cast probably the best group breed in Mexico. Their music is based on keyboards and synthesizers pretty much like Tangerine Dream or Stomu Yamashta. It is a solid well structured and melodic sound. It does not fall in repetitive loops and they develop their own style.
    They have two albums to our knowledge: Flught: which is the best and a second one which is more in the venue of symphonic jazz/fusion.