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"Astrid Pröll @ Prog Archives"

“This album has lashings of smart progressive rock music, but with no clichéd elements that are often evident in that particular genre. The album is also not dated or retro, even with the clear influences they incorporate into their sound and is actually a breath of fresh air to the music world...” - www.progarchives.com


"Astrid Pröll @ Manticornio"

“…Con una oferta inicial de 10 temas, ASTRID PRÖLL en su primer álbum despliega lo mejor de una expresión abrasadora que, aunque caótica por tiempos, no desquicia ni interrumpe la identificación de los distintos timbres sometidos a expresar estas ideas… donde las esencias experimentales-progresivas-psicodélicas sean su principal interés. En esta línea, ASTRID PRÖLL se desempeña con naturalidad, dejando claro que lo sutil no es de su interés, más sí la oportunidad de expresar sin miedos ni tapujos una realidad torcida y decadente a través de humores musicales adecuados…” - http://manticornio.com


"Astrid Pröll"

“…a stylistically interesting piece…Solid performances, solid production and a fine looking package to boot. I could definitely hear this as a film, TV or video game soundtrack…” - Taxi


"Astrid Pröll @ Aural Innovations"

“…intense rocking power Prog that's like a blend of King Crimson, Circle, Farflung, Porcupine Tree and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The musicianship is phenomenal, and while the album has its dreamier moments, when these guys are rockin' out they play like dervishes in warp drive. Genre classifications aside, this is an oustanding ROCK album.” - www.aural-innovations.com


"Astrid Pröll debut CD on Noisex Records"

A hallucinating journey of epic proportions through frenetic rythms and blissfull noise.
For those who enjoy Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Neu! - www.frecuenciasalternas.com


"Astrid Pröll @ GEPR"

“…Overall, they remind me most of Space Ritual-era Hawkwind, though there's also a lot of heavier Krautrock, and also non-German radical musicians from the same time like Camembert Electrique-era Gong. Other bands they reminded me of in passing include Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen and No Pussyfooting, This Heat, and even a guitar solo that reminded me of Jimi Hendrix...
…The bottom line is that, whatever band you want to compare them to, Astrid Pröll has their own unique style, but if you liked the bands I compared them to above, there's a good chance you'll like them too.”
- www.gepr.net


"Astrid Pröll @ Progressive Ears"

“Today's Best of 2006 takes us to Puerto Rico...yes, that's right, you heard right!!! Puerto Rico!!! Astrid Pröll is a group that takes it's name from the ex-Baader-Meinhof member of the same name and their debut album nearly cracked it's way into my personal Top 5 for the year (those selections start tomorrow)...to my ears, they are one of the more refreshing and creative bands to come along, and, if their debut is any indication of things to come, they have a bright future in front of them…” - www.progressiveears.com


"Powerful!"

Immediately engaging powerful music! A vicious blend... - www.garageband.com


"Astrid Pröll s/t debut CD on Noisex Records"

"...a band which with its debut album managed something quite earth-shattering and wonderful... ...The musicians playing in Astrid Pröll are very capable representants of their art form..." - www.generated-x.de


"Astrid Pröll (NSX 009)"

...el impacto de esta excelente banda recae en su fuerza instrumental y en su conocimiento de improvisación. El disco debut de Astrid Pröll es uno de rock pesado sin llegar al Heavy Metal, es “experimental” sin pecar de aburrido y tampoco se permite caer en las redes del predecible y aburrido shoegaze que parece permear todo en estos días. Esperamos ver este disco entre los mejores del 2006, sin duda.
- www.frecuenciarock.com


Discography

"The Astrid Pröll Bootleg" (EP) 2004
"Astrid Pröll" (CD) 2006

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Bio

Astrid Pröll is a group founded during the summer of 2004 by veteran musicians of the local underground scene, inspired musically and thematically by revolution and counterculture.
The band seamlessly integrates a wide array of influences including krautrock, rock in opposition, ambient, post rock, space and stoner rock among others, creating an alternative for those tired of overdone formulas.

The band takes its name from one of the founding members and survivor of the Rote Armee Faktion (Red Army Faction), also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, a student protest movement from the 1970’s that declared war on a fascist government with ex-Nazi Party members in control of Parliament. This movement took radical action against social conformity and state-sponsored oppression.
Sounds familiar?
Astrid Pröll, the band shares that revolutionary ideal regarding individual action, channeled through music and multimedia art.

Astrid Pröll’s predominantly instrumental compositions are juxtaposed with projected images developed by various local visual artists to augment the live experience. For them it is more about the music and the whole idea of a live and studio concept rather than plain musicianship.

In the year 2006 Astrid Pröll will be promoting their self-titled debut album, released independently by Noisex Records and Carbono Musica.

The band will be touring all over Puerto Rico and plans are to gig on selected cities in the United States, bringing their live experience to every stage possible spreading the message of action in music and music as a concise tool of action.