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Presto Ballet is a progressive rock band founded by Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Their sound is highly reminiscent of 1970s prog rock, as the band was founded chiefly as a tribute to classic progressive bands such as Yes and Kansas. Their debut album Peace among the Ruins, was released in 2005 to general praise and considerable press. Critics consistently commented on the album’s warm and organic sound, a feeling created through the use of analogue recorders and vintage instruments. The band used no drum machines, digital recorders, or sequencers in the studio. Jeff Wade, the band’s drummer, left in early 2006; it is currently unclear if the group will continue to record.


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  • LastAndFurious

    Great new prog band with Bruce Dickinson on vocals

    8 Jan 10:17pm Reply
  • shivaki07

    RECENZJA Polska scena rocka progresywnego ma się coraz lepiej a moja teza wcale nie jest temu bezpodstawna. Mamy na to świetny dowód w postaci niezwykłego zespołu Moonrise. „Stopover - Life” udowodniło wartość sztuki, którą formacja wyniosła ponad tandetną pospolitość. Czy najnowszego wydawnictwa tegoż zespołu można nie lubić? Pytanie retoryczne, bo czy którykolwiek z was nie lubi oddychać?

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Apsolutnost

    kad je presto? :(

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • headgear56

    One of my favorite musical discoveries in the last few years.

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DTJeff33

    Great 70's-style Neo-Prog for people who actually like songs with memorable sections and hooks. Most of this style of music doesn't do much for me because I just find it flat-out boring, but I love Presto Ballet.

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MivkoVanMikko

    They are amazing. Pure 70's prog style.

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • deadair22

    Just getting into these guys— The Fringes is a great song :)

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    Major Kansas influences are good!

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Darmer_91

    first album is awesum

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Lemursman38

    Not bad, not as good as The Flower Kings.

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • made_of_power

    keyboard's tone like in Dan Swanö.i like it..

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Planzar

    Дебютник понравился.

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • theaxemeister

    That's kind of cool. Metal Church's guitarist. I always thought there was something musically interesting about MC.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • andnino

    Uriah Heep everywhere

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MarcosRV

    The average neo-prog band.

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • pierrot54

    Ottimo album. La mia preferita' e' The mind machine.Molte sonorita' vintage. Chitarre graffianti. un bel mix.

    14 Mar 2009 Reply
  • MiKesBlAnK

    I found them pretty meh. They sound just like every other modern band that trys to be remiscent of 70's prog, like Neal Morse, Transatlantic and Spock's Beard.

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
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  • lioazem

    New album is very good. And don't mind owentheyo, this is not a Dream Theater clone.

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • KubaAnimations

    Really cool album! Great production!

    14 May 2008 Reply
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