Kromelow’s evident love of this music shone through, and his interpretations shed new light on familiar material. Like most of London’s small venues, the Piano Smithfield is underground. The dark inconspicuous entry might cause one to jump to the conclusion that it is at the seedy end of the spectrum of music establishments, but it’s..
Such an obvious upgrade for Phillips fans, it would feel like sacrilege to refuse it... Of the numerous impressive aspects of Esoteric's long-running Anthony Phillips reissue series, the one that truly boggles the mind is the huge cache of previously unreleased material that spills forth with stunning regularity. And these aren't junky leftovers that will..
A walloping 101 tracks and a wealth of previously unheard gems from Ant's attic... As an admirer and fan of Anthony Phillips' music for 35 years now, it's brought me genuine joy to see so much of it thrust back into the spotlight thanks to Esoteric's tireless reissue campaign. Under the watchful eye of official..
After Peter Gabriel departed from Genesis in 1975, following the completion of the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour, Genesis went through a short process of auditioning singers to replace their iconic singer, with Mick Stickland the only serious contender, before finally realising the right man for the job was already there, sitting behind the..
Nad Sylvan is a U.S. born Swedish progressive rock musician and songwriter, who is currently the vocalist in Steve Hackett’s band Genesis Revisited and has also maintained a solo career and collaborations with several other musicians. Following the successful release of his latest album "Spiritus Mundi" on InsideOutMusic, Nad Sylvan is now excited to be..
Simulacrum is a Finnish progressive metal band from Turku in Southern Finland that was formed in 2000 with Genesis being the band's third album, hardly prolific by any standards, but at least the band has concentrated on quality rather than quantity. The band leader Christian Pulkkinen began writing the material that would ultimately end up..
Latest release from Azure is "Mistress" "Super chromatic and bright progressive metal/rock FFO Rush, Genesis, Rainbow, etc. Fuck, this track rules!!"- Eden Kupermintz, Heavy Blog is Heavy Azure's furiously idiosyncratic approach to melodic prog songwriting has been little more than a curiosity, bubbling under the surface of the modern prog scene for several years since..
If I play a song I’ll do the whole thing – I don’t really see the point of putting bits into a medley arrangement. The year 2020 has impacted every single musician and listener on the planet, I think it would be fair to say. Musicians themselves most of all, because while those of us..
Hackett is easily swept up in the romance of these cities and their vast histories... A dozen years have cruelly stampeded by since Steve Hackett's last full album of acoustic-based compositions (and that last year was the cruelest of all). In that time he has proven himself a tireless stalwart of the rock world with..
There's been something of a renaissance these last several years with regard to the music of Anthony Phillips, and fans have been suitably spoiled as a result - especially those with an affinity for boxed sets. Esoteric Recordings have seen to that with their extensive reissue campaign, resurrecting titles from across Ant's vast catalogue, giving..