There’s so much entertainment to be found in these three CDs and anyone with a love for the music of that period will enjoy digging into them. Grapefruit have come up with the goods once again, so all I can say is: God bless Grapefruit! If you are a little fearful that this box set..
Timeless and The March Of Time confirm The Emeral Dawn’s tradition of writing excellent multi-part and mostly instrumental pieces but with Out Of Time they have upped the ante, nailed the long prog format, and surely cemented their position as the darlings of the prog community. I can’t quite place my finger on the exact..
A Sunday In September must surely be the most intimate prog festival of the year. There are no muddy fields, no food vans and no camping sites. It all takes place in one indoor room within the premises of The Bedford pub in the leafy suburb of Balham, South-West London. This delightful venue is like..
Larsen has a magnetic quality to his gravelly tone that absolutely demands attention - him saying ‘Behold The Trees’ is not a casual invitation to take a look at a tree; it’s a hypnotic instruction that will get you looking for the nearest tree, totally convinced that there’s something very important you need to observe...
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable slab of prog that will have you eagerly waiting for the next two installments of the trilogy. You can be forgiven for never having heard of The Chronicles Of Father Robin. This is, after all, their debut album, but we’re not talking about some young hopefuls here; instead, the band is..
Today, (18th August) Theo Adler releases his brand new single ‘Old City Souls’ and announces his debut EP Revealer to be released 11th November. Taking inspiration from post-punk, drum and bass, and down tempo, the song is an expression about the preconceptions vs the reality of growing up in London. With a nod to some..
IO Earth have delivered the goods once again. It’s been a while since I’ve heard such an intelligent and complex prog rock album that is so abounding in creativity, and so emotionally intense. Progressive music is more than half a century old so it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of prog-by-numbers groups around that..
The Liberty Project is simply eighty minutes of superb music, during which Reekers demonstrates an unerring ability to write attractive melodies and strong hook lines. If the name Edward Reekers rings a bell for younger rock fans, then it will most likely be for his frequent collaborations with fellow Dutchman Arjen Lucassen in the Ayreon..
In 2021, on the eve of a Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers, Jose Mourinho, then manager of Spurs, commented about his opposing manager in his press conference as follows: ‘I feel sorry I cannot sing with him but, I will destroy his music’. Mourinho was referring to Gareth Ainsworth, who as well..
If you’re not familiar with neofolk or dark folk but enjoy lengthy acoustic, prog or post-rock music, then this is a great introduction to the genre. Sam Goldwyn once famously said about a book: ‘I read part of it all the way through’. That quote would also sum up my own attention span when listening..