OH. in Crossover Prog sub-genre of Prog Archives
on June 1, 2013 in
I would like to thank the Crossover Team at the Prog Archives website for adding OH. to their premier progressive rock music online resource.
The Prog Archives website project came out from a common dream of a small group of fanatic progressive rock music collectors who decided to develop a website for the online progressive rock music community, with the goal of providing extensive Progressive Rock Music information, as well as interaction features for prog surfers.
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I’d especially like to thank Olav Martin Bjørnsen for suggesting my addition to Prog Archives after listening to my music on TooHoppy’s (Rick Henry) radio show on House of Prog. Olav is a highly respected and well-known progressive rock writer and reviewer. He has reviewed for progressor.net since 2007 and is a special collaborator at progarchives.com as well as a jury member of the Italian based Progawards. You can view some of Olav’s recent reviews on House of Prog here as well as in the Prog Archives database.
I was added to the Crossover Prog sub-genre. From the Prog Archives website:
Crossover Prog definition:
“Crossover Prog contains progressive rock music that, though 100% progressive, may have a musical connection to popular music– whether it be the lack of emphasis on extended compositions, or an influence from mainstream music in addition to classical, jazz and folk. Compositions, however, still exhibit a high degree of sophistication, sometimes outright complexity, and the musicianship and virtuosity is often on a par with established Prog acts. Much like their kin in the established prog sub-genres, these groups will incorporate many major parts of what defines prog rock: the fusing of rock with the structures and discipline of more traditional musics, the use of syntheisizers and new technologies, intelligent thematics, and the expansion of the form”.
“The defining characteristics of Crossover Prog are a pop music influence that is largely vacant in typical prog rock. Songs tend toward shorter, more concise presentations though still reach beyond the typical verse, bridge, chorus pattern. The harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures may be more easily digested in Crossover while not losing the musical integrity that a prog listener expects. Whereas Prog Related bands are generally commercial groups with certain prog elements or players that were involved in prog acts, Crossover Prog artists are predominantly progressive with elements of popular music.”
“The most representative examples for this genre include The Moody Blues, Supertramp, Dredg, Cinema Show and Radiohead.
You can check out my page on Prog Archives here.
Thank you Crossover Team who took the time and discovered (Windhawk), suggested (yam yam), voted (Chris S, Evolver) and added me (Windhawk).
With much respect…thank you.
Multi-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.
The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK
The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.
“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.
This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.
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