Cosmonautic rockers, Progpunks, Belgian Ozrics, heavy trancedubbers, ...
These are just a few labels you can attach to one of the most unique bands around.
What started out as a fun attic project between two neighbours Pete Mush (synths) and Jaro (bass) has grown into one of the best know names in progressive space rock. Together with Pete’s former classmate Gino Bartolini (drums) they founded the base of Quantum Fantay in 2002. Jaro’s nephew Charles Sla (flute) joined the band when they were set to start live performances.
Tracks came and soon the band recorded their first album ‘Agapanthusterra’ (2005). This is where Dario Frodo (guitars) came in, first as a guest and later on as a full member of the band.
After releasing their second album ‘Ugisiunsi’ (2007) they became well know in the scene, which resulted in playing great festivals like Nearfest, Fonnefeesten and Burg herzberg, where they recorded their first live album ‘From Herzberg to Livingroom’ (2008) and shared the stage with bands like Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Focus, Vandergraaf Generator, and others…
The game was on with more releases: ‘Kaleidothrope’ (2009), ‘Bridges of Kukuriku’ (2010), recorded live at Fonnefeesten ‘Bridges of the Old Fishingmine’ (2011), and their latest, highly acclaimed conceptual album ‘Terragaia’, which features special appearances by members of Anima Mundi, Gracerooms and Strograss, and by Tom Tas (Neo prophet, 23 Acez, Offworld,…), who replaced Dario Frodo in the current line up in 2014 as Dario became a full member of Belgium’s legendary metal band Ostrogoth.
The band is currently hard at work on a new album called ‘Dancing in Limbo’ with the new line-up, and hasn’t lost any of their panache, even incorporating a lot of fresh angles with the new tracks.
This album will be released in summer 2015 under Progressive promotion records.