Certainly, we are having closed 2016 with a collection of great new and old bands and some fascinating projects. Today, there are some bands that blend Symphonic Progressive Rock, Art-Rock and Hard Rock in a perfect combination, showing an energetic and explosive musical performance, bringing many interesting echoes and monsters of bands from '70s, so I have great pleasure to introduce for all of you, one of the new sensations of Progressive Rock from this century. As one of the best bands chosen by me, this year, Aperco, closes my preference for the month of November, 2016. Aperco is an Israeli group, originally from Tel-Aviv, established in 2013, composed by four musicians, but inicially formed by a pair of cousins, Tom Maizel - Vocals/Guitars and Tal Maizel - Keyboards, both sharing the same interest and ideas, following in the footsteps of some great English icons from 70's, such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Camel and many others in the same line. Aperco plays an exciting Symphonic Progressive Rock style, a musical style quite always appreciated around the world. Classic symphonic Progressive Rock fans will find tremendous delight hearing the music from Aperco, a rich sound full of memorable and sensitive melodies with extended and atmospheric instrumental sections. with well elaborated compositions, full of feeling, adding some new musical discoveries, combined with a high musical culture, filled of magnificent arrangements. Around the designing musical from the group, two instruments constantly dominate the arrangements, at first, the keyboard solos are extremely well done, and conveys a wonderful symphonic atmosphere, while lush guitar's solos, with stunning passages, complements the arrangements, giving to the guitarist, a freedom to develope dreamy guitar solos, into a wonderful arrangement, of course, the arrangements present a magnificent instrumental series, including flutes, acoustic guitar, piano sounds, a striking bass and a drums that complements the whole set without being aggressive. However, one of the special points are the vocals, in a melodic and soft tones, which follows the paths of guitars. Simply, everything very beautiful, delicious, magnificent and incredibly well done. After two years in the making of their first work, Aperco released, in early 2016, their debut album called "The Battle", a concept album about the "Person’s Life Cycle" and their emotional stages. "The Battle" contains ten tracks, including 61 minutes of a pure musical emotion, all tracks have an excellent musical performance, following in the line such as one big "Rock Opera". All the songs are filled of an amazing instrumental feeling. It is so hard to determine which is, or,  what are the best, among all tracks of this album, but I'd like to display you, my favourite songs, starting with "A Call For Submission", this song is full of symphonism, guitars' solos dominate all the arrangements, very close in the line of a Pink Floyd's style. "The Battle", contains almost twelve minuts, sounding like an epic soundtrack, may be considered as the first movement, also very close to the Pink Floyd's style, but including an instrumental energy more agressive, full of keyboards and guitar passages. Following the seguence, "Euphoria", another vibrant and incredible song, stuffed with keyboard arrangements and amazing flutes, synthesizers and many sound effects, brighten this beautiful track. "Delirium Before Lunch", is an acoustic song, thinking about the concept about the album, may be the worst nightmare from the "Person’s Life Cycle",  following by "Dissonant Sound Within", this song may be considered as the second movement from the album, also, the instrumental section follows in the same line, such as "Pink Floyd's style. Closing my prefered songs, the last track, or "The Grand Finale", the third and may be the last movement of the album, called "Awaken". This song  closes the album as a masterpiece, very symphonic, melodic with a impressive orchestration, where the instruments follow to an incredible and delirious battle as a real giants fight, but without winners. Keyboards and guitars sounds, dominate all the arrangements, and the vocals complement this musical wonder, ending in an epic section, as the end of a great movie. Simply, I have no more words to describe this lush song, you need and must listen it many and many times. You need listen this album immediately, and should listen all the tracks with a special attention, can bet, you will love their music. Brilliant and fantastic, an amazing album and band, highly recommendable...

The line-up on Aperco album and actual band are:
Tom Maizel - Guitar & Vocals
Yuval Raz - Bass
Tal Maizel - Keyboards 
Dor Adar - Drums

Guest Musicians:
Eran Teicher - Flute
Neil Kalman - Saxophone


Aperco is an Israeli rock band influenced by classic rock bands of the 70’s combined with elements of progressive rock. The Melodies and symphonic sound are those that characterize the music of Aperco.

The band was officially formed in 2013 and began working on their album.

Two years ago, Aperco began recording together with their producer Gideon Ricardo and their previous keyboard player Tal Maizel on their first album "The Battle" - A concept album full of motives depicting a person’s life cycle while each track in the album describes a different emotional stage.

All Aperco’s concerts across the country were Sold Out.

The album “The Battle" was officially released independently on 02/04/16 
Soon the album will also be available on vinyl.

The digital album can be purchased from bandcamp and Itunes: 

In October 2014, Aperco released their first single, Focused, which was selected to be the theme of two radio programs.

In October 2015, the band released another single “Dissonant sound Within” this particular song was ranked as the most played song on the radio in 2016.

Aperco were chosen as the opening act for Deep Purple’s big concert in Israel on may 2016, in honor of their entry to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

The Battle” album is a concept album that describes a different mental state in which a person passes through his life.

New Release

"The Battle"

01) Intro
02) Focused
03) Another Day To Live
04) A Call For Submission
05) The Battle
06) Euphoria
07) Delirium Before Lunch
08) Dissonant Sound
09) Horizon
10) Awaken

All Music and Lyrics written by Aperco
(Tracks 1,7,10 written by Aperco and Gidon Ricardo) 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Gidon Ricardo 
Recorded at Muzeex Studios, Tel-Aviv.
Artwork and Design - Dor Maizel - NewArt
Photography - Natia Dundua
Cover Photo - Rudy Bagozzi

Also you can visit Aperco at:

Facebook Site


Aperco - Dissonant Sound Within

Aperco - Awaken

Aperco - Awaken live in Tel Aviv

Aperco - OnStage Reading - Album Intro - The Battle

Aperco -  Live at the Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem, 23.11.16

For more information and every thing about the musicians and band, please visit APERCO HOME PAGEN
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