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With over 30 years experience in the music industry, the multi-instrumentalist known as The Psychedelic Ensemble has garnered numerous awards including more than 20 ASCAP awards and many others. Having worked as a performer, composer, and arranger with many preeminent musicians worldwide, the artist has recently released four solo albums under the moniker of The Psychedelic Ensemble.

In 2009, Musea Records released the debut album, The Art of Madness. Nominated Best Debut Album at the ProgAwards, the album reached top rankings on polls and charts worldwide. 2010 saw the release of The Myth of Dying. Nominated Best Foreign Record and Best Production at the ProgAwards, the album also reached top rankings on charts and polls around the globe coming in at No. 29 on the 2010 Global Progressive Rock Poll Top 100. In 2011 The Dream of the Magic Jongleur was released. A spellbinding progressive rock album that combines art and symphonic rock styles. In collaboration with artist Sam Del Russi, The Dream of the Magic Jongleur fuses a complex collection of songs with a beautiful collection of original artworks produced for the album. Nominated for Best Keyboard Performance (Album) and Best Keyboard Solo (The Riddle) by "The Proggies" awards, the album reached many critics' 2011 Top 10 lists including No. 1 (Alex Torres, Dutch Progressive Rock Page), No. 2 (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), No. 3 (Gert Hulshof, Dutch Progressive Rock Page), Top 10 Progressive News Germany, Editors' Choice (Wild Thing magazine, Greece), No. 9 (ProgLog Afterglow), the Top 100 Global Progressive Rock Poll, and additional polls worldwide.

In 2013 the fourth release appeared from The Psychedelic Ensemble, The Tale of the Golden King. A 72-minute concept, The Psychedelic Ensemble is joined on selected tracks by orchestra and guest vocalist Ann Caren.

The music of The Psychedelic Ensemble combines progressive rock, symphonic rock, fusion, and classical styles. All  four albums present dramatic concepts on gapless recordings. Each album is a dramatic and musical journey through inventive terrains. In The drama of each album unfolds in complex performances and styles. While creating the effect of a large ensemble, the music is, in fact, performed entirely by the solo artist, TPE.

The music of The Psychedelic Ensemble is tightly composed and exhibits a highly complex style with rich contrapuntal fabrics and attention to details and overall musical form.




Global Progressive Rock Poll Top 100
The Village Voice-End of Year Critic Lists (U.S.)
Fireworks Magazine - Top 100 Nicky Baldrian  (UK)
International Prog Rock Show Listeners' Choice for Top 20 CDs (CA)
Dutch Progressive Rock Page - Top 10 Albums for 2013 Alex Torres
La Filiere Progressive (Canada)
Wild Thing Magazine Best Music in 2013 - No.2 (Greece)
Progweld-Top 10 (Netherlands)
Aural Moon - Top 20 Albums 2013
Sea of Tranquility - Best of 2013 (U.S.)
Progressive Area-T
op 2013 (Canada)
Psychedelia Magazine-The Best Albums of 2013: Reader's Choice
Radio Rock Rome - The Best Releases of 2013 (Italy)
Prog Sphere - Best Albums of 2013 (UK)
Descarga - Top 25 Albums of 2013 (Spain)
Wild Thing Magazine-Editors' Choice (Greece)
Cerca De La Orilla-The Best of Progressive Rock 2013 (Mexico)
Decubre La Caja de Pandora-Best of 2013 (Spain)
Profil-20 Best Albums of 2013 (Canada)
Douban-Top 20 Progressive Albums 2013 (China)
Progulator-Top 10 Songs of 2013: Finale/Arise!/Great Kingdom
Progulator-Best Keyboard Solo: TPE--The Golden King
Album of the Month - ProgPlanet (Denmark)

The Dream of the Magic Jongleur
Top Albums 2011

Nominee Best Keyboard Performance (Album) -The Proggies
Nominee Best Keyboard Solo (on The Riddle) -The Proggies

Top 10  No.1--Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (Alex Torres)
Top 10  No. 2--Sea of Tranquility (Jon Neudorf)
Top 10  No. 3--
Dutch Progressive Rock Pages
(Gert Hulshof)
Top 10  No. 9--ProgLog Afterglow
Top 10  Progressive News (Germany)
No. 1 Neo-Prog/U.S. ProgArchives (January 1-present)
Best Artwork--Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (Gert Hulshof)
Global Progressive Rock Poll Top 100

New Reviews/New Interviews
Eclipse Magazine (Germany)
Koid 9 (France)
Tempi Duri (Italy)
Fireworks Magazine (U.K.)

Dutch Progressive Rock Page (Netherlands)
Big Bang Magazine (France)
Empire Music Magazine (Germany)
Quebec Audio & Video Magazine (Canada)
Colossus Magazine (Finland)
iO Pages Magazine (Netherlands)
Progressive News (Germany)
Highlands Magazine (France)
Music Waves (France)
Music in Belgium
Profil (Canada)
Prog Afterglow (Netherlands)
Babyblaue-Seiten (Germany)
Progressor (London)
Mały Leksykon Wielkich Zespołów (Poland)
Chromatique (France)
Vaskarc (Hungary)
Ragazzi (Germany)
Wild Thing (Greece)
PowerMetal (Germany)
Progulator (USA)
Descubre La Caja de Pandora (Spain)


Full and additional reviews-- click here

"He's done it again, folks! TPE has created another masterpiece
[The Tale of the Golden King] of progressive rock"
Drew Fisher, Prog Archives

"I surrender, admiringly, to a splendid and indescribable music
[The Tale of the Golden King]. Prodigious work, which, in my opinion,
will never be forgotten. An indisputable genius. Twenty out of ten."
Jose Luis Martinez, Descubre La Caja de Pandora

"Frankly, music doesn't get much better than this."
Alex Torres, Dutch Progressive Rock Pages

"One of the best releases of 2011, bar none."
Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility

"If I could hand out six stars, I would."
Gert Hulshof, Sea of Tranquility

"This is no mere display of dexterity, but a coherent prog masterpiece!"
Jürgen Meurer, Babyblaue Seiten-Germany

"This is just fantastic symphonic prog. Period."
Matt Di Giordano, Progulator


"A timeless masterpiece"
W. A. Fisher, ProgArchives
 
"What more could a progger want?"

Eclipse Magazine-Germany

"Three strong symphonic albums including The Dream of the Magic Jongleur, a big contender for the inevitable end of 2011 list."
Harry De Vries, ProgAfterglow-The Netherlands

"I am glad I heard this and it was a prime example of  one man genius"
ProgArchives

"One of the most impressive recordings of recent years"
EDITORS CHOICE Laertis, Wild Thing (Greece)


"These three albums are great retrospective symphonic rock albums."
Volkmar Mantei, Ragazzi--Germany

"Breathtaking virtuosity on all instruments at the service of a creative genius."
Richard Guay, Ted Magazine--Quebec Audio and Video


"The Tale of the Golden King is an epic piece of work in more ways than one, a superb, engrossing story told with amazing skill and musicianship."
Martin Hutchinson, Lady Obscure Magazine (UK)

"One of the best records  of the year in the area of new progressive music." [The Tale of the Golden King]
Pierluigi Daglio, Tempi Duri (Rome, Italy)

"If you don't like this album, I dare say you are not a real prog fan! There is not a dull moment on this album (despite its duration of 72 minutes plus) it absolutely brims with fantastic tunes, brilliant musical ideas, loads of keyboard play, fine vocals and great lead guitars...Thank you Psychedelic Ensemble, for this masterpiece!"
Tonny Larsen, ProgPlanet (Denmark)





End of Days-Epilogue (single version) Video




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New! Interview in Spain at Descubre La Caja de Pandora
TPE speaks with Jose Luis Martinez about a new CD following The Tale of the Golden King (May 2014)
Click here

New! Interview in Italy at Tempi Duri
TPE chats with Pierluigi Daglio (March 2014) Click here

New! Live Three-Part Interview with Progulator (December 2013) click here
Matt DiGiordano interviews TPE about The Golden King, the future of art
music, and more in this three-part interview.

New! Interview in Greece at Wild Thing magazine (December 2013) click here

New! Live Interview: The Making of
The Tale of the Golden King  click here

Live Interview on Friday Night Progressive
(March 2013)
FNP host, Ron Marquis, discusses music, politics, UFOs, and
other zanny issues with TPE-click here


Live Interview with TPE
(February 2013)-click here
An entertaining discussion with Prog Interviews and TPE
 
Exclusive Interview with Progulator--click here
Matt Di Giordano talks with TPE about musical style, a forthcoming
TPE album with chamber orchestra, and more


Live Interview with the contributing vocalist from
the forthcoming album!--click here



Live Interview and Feature on the International Prog Rock Show
Frank Marceau talks with TPE in an hour-long interview and features tracks from TPE's albums


Live Interview with Artist Sam Del Russi--click here
Hear the artist discuss his paintings and more in this fun interview!


Live Interview with the Classical Violinist from The Myth of Dying  & The Dream of the Magic Jongleur--click here
Our guest discusses working with Led Zeppelin, ELO, and The Psychedelic Ensemble. A truly revealing and often funny interview!















Selected Tracks from The Tale of the Golden King



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Global Progressive Rock Poll Top 100 of 2013
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Nominated Best Keyboard Performance (Album) and Best Keyboard Solo (Song) The Proggies

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Nominated Best Debut Album 2009-Prog Awards


Nominated Best Foreign Record and Best Production 2010-Prog Awards




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Listen to The Psychedelic Ensemble on our favorite radio programs:

Z88.9 Gagliarchives, Philadelphia
WNYU 89.1 FM, New York
Prog Rock Palace KDVS, San Diego
ProgRock Radio
Aural Moon
International Prog Rock Show, Canada
MLWZ, Poland
CJAM 99.1 Canada
Magic Mushroom--Radio Central, Belgium
Rock FM 100.6, Norway
Morow Radio, France

The Musical Box, Argentina
FM107.5, Brazil
ProgApart, France
Captain SIB, United Kingdom
The Prog Mill, United Kingdom
La Filière Progressive. Canada
Live 365
Last FM
Prog Archives
Jango Radio
Profil, Canada
ProgDependent, Germany
Friday Night Progressive, New York



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