London, United Kingdom
Tashkent, Uzbekistan Second 'office': Oslo, Norway
ProgressoR is a 3-man crew of enthusiasts. We do our best to review and post the results in a timely fashion, but we do have other, external obligations.
Please read the following guidelines before submitting your material for reviewing:
All albums should be sent to:
Olav M Bjornsen (sample review)
Ole Brummsvei 28
Vitaly Menshikov (sample review) only works as the site's editor and webmaster now, due to the worsening of his health.
Please include any supporting material and contact details.
If you have a new or forthcoming release, please
email any relevant newsletters to the address below, and we will
publish them on the site.
Our Review Policy:
We will only review CDs that fall into the Progressive Rock category.
The progressive genres and sub-genres that we particularly welcome are as follows: Art-Rock (Sympho Prog) / Jazz-Fusion / RIO (Rock In Opposition) / Prog-Metal / Fifth Element (New Prog) /
Zeuhl / Chamber-, Avant-garde Prog / Space Rock, -Fusion, -Metal / Techno Doom, -Cathedral Metal /
Classical, Neoclassical Music.
We don't accept any kinds of traditional jazz, spontaneously created stuff, purely
electronic music, sound design, soundtracks, new age and ambient music.
We will only review physical CD/DVDs that are available for sale to the general public
(either through a distributor or a website) and exceed 30:00 in length. Sorry, we will not review MP3s/etc, promo CD-Rs or demos either.
(However we accept Demos for our consideration for possible release via one of the labels that we represent in Russia/CIS, Musea and MALS. Such demos should also be sent to the above address.)
Homemade CD-Rs will not be reviewed either (some of them even turn out to be unrecognizable by our CD players, which display a "NO DISC" message when they are inserted). In addition, we apologize that we are unable to return any CDs or material sent to us, whether reviewed or not.
We try to review all received material as soon as possible, and a
review update normally appears every four weeks with 15-20 reviews, most of which are in-depth, analytical explorations.
Because of the large number of albums we receive, we normally do not confirm
receipt of CDs. However, we routinely add the titles of new arrivals to the
list of Forthcoming Reviews. If your email address is mentioned in the CD press kit or booklet,
we will always e-mail you when we upload your review. Only, please note that,
depending on the current workload (and also due
to our careful attitude towards each recording under review), it may take up to 6 months before your review is published.
We are sorry if our policy doesn't meet your expectations, but that's
the way it has to be :-).