Author: Lorne Murphy

Charming, handsome, brilliant and humble Canadian. Wine lover and Python fanatic. Prog, jazz, rock and metal listener for most of his forty-something years. Only vaguely aware of anything else going on.

There Is No Time – There Is No Time

Occasionally a CD lands in the 'In' pile that I know nothing about whatsoever, and it can be a refreshing change of pace to dive in unaware of what's to come upon popping it in and pressing play. Such was the case with the eponymous debut album from American spacey progressive rock outfit There Is..

Jordsjø – Pastoralia (Karisma)

There came a point midway through Pastoralia, the new album from Nordic folk-proggers Jordsjø, where I realized they might be on to something with the switch from monochromatic cover art to a decidedly more vibrant impression. The Oslo-based outfit have been on a steady incline for several years, with recent albums Jord and Nattfiolen garnering..

Peter Hammill – In Translation (Fie! Records)

I was once referred to as “the Shirley Bassey of the Underground”. Then and now I’m happy to live with that. Curious was the news that P.J.A. Hammill, esteemed and prolific British songsmith, had announced at the age of 72 that he was releasing an album consisting entirely of other people's compositions. What should not..

Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE 3 (InsideOut)

It's almost beyond comprehension that the last time muso quartet Liquid Tension Experiment recorded an album was 22 years ago. Yes, more than two decades. A pre-9/11 world. Five U.S. presidents ago. People not yet born then are now adults… you get the drift. In those days, Jordan Rudess was a long-haired newcomer to the..