Author: Paul Whimpenny

Features writer and album reviewer. Fan of all music from Vivaldi onwards with a predilection for classic and progressive rock from the 1970s.

The Morpheus Project – Mozaick

The word ‘unique’ is overused in the music industry, but believe me: what Mustafa Khetty has produced here with The Morpheus Project is 100% unique and well worth listening to. As listeners (and reviewers) we love to pigeon-hole bands and often it is quite easy to do so. But, in the case of The Morpheus..

Lee Kerslake – Eleventeen (Cherry Red Records)

We are used to pampered artists complaining about taking a long time to write an album due to writer’s block, tiring tours, and myriad other narcissistic excuses, and so the naked honesty from Kerslake in the sleeve notes of this album is startling: ‘It’s been a little over three years to record and finish it,..

Avatarium – An Evening With Avatarium

There aren’t many rock bands around today that can put on a show this good. The first thing that struck me about this album was the title. Quite a few albums are entitled “An Evening With [artist name]” but typical examples are “An Evening With John Denver” or “An Evening With Diana Ross” which tend..

Leviathan – Words Waging War (Stonefellowship Recordings)

There are a number of bands operating under the name of Leviathan. The one in question here is a Colorado-based progessive metal band that found limited fame in the 1990s before reforming after an aptly titled Leviathan Resurrected live reunion show in 2010, and then continuing to the present day. The leader throughout the band’s..

Tiger Moth Tales - The Whispering Of The World

Tiger Moth Tales – Three New Albums Reviewed

In my view, The Whispering Of The World is not only the best album released by the band so far, but quite possibly the best album released in 2020. The pandemic may have sent many artists into hibernation but that’s not the case with multi-instrumentalist Peter Jones who under the guise of his solo project..

DarWin - A Frozen War

DarWin – DarWin 2 – A Frozen War

This is a fine progressive rock album and its ecological message fits nicely with the times. DarWin (centre) with Bissonette (left) and Phillips (right) You may be thinking ‘Who is DarWin’? Having listened to this fascinating album I’m still thinking ‘Who is DarWin?’ myself. That is because in Banksy style, Mr DarWin prefers not to..

Motion Device IV

Motion Device – Motion Device IV

You’re got to admire bands like Motion Device that have worked their way up from the bottom of the ladder. This Canadian band started by posting covers of classic songs on YouTube. They were teenagers at the time – or pre-teenage as in the case of singer Sara Menoudakis who dressed up as Ozzy and..

Arabs In Aspic – Madness And Magic (Karisma Records)

This wonderful album from Norwegian band Arabs In Aspic matches any British prog album that I’ve heard this year. ‘Maggie Thatcher, can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher – your boys took a hell of a beating!’. For those not familiar with the lows of the England football team (yes, I know there are many), that..