A breath of fresh air after two double concept albums... There's a shift in approach detectable in the first spin of Innocence & Danger, the fourth and latest album from The Neal Morse Band (NMB). The compositions seem to arrive from a different angle - not wildly different, but enough to notice - and the..
Liquid Tension Experiment, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) have shared the 3rd single from their upcoming album 'LTE3' which now has a new release date of 16th April. In 1997, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony..
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..
They make Tales From Topographic Oceans look like a 45 rpm single... It's fair to say that Transatlantic are not exactly renowned for subtlety or brevity. The much-lauded supergroup doesn't do anything small, consistently crafting immense prog epics that seem loftier with each new release. Now, twenty-something years into their existence, they are taking 'epic'..
For those of you feeling like 2020 has been a rather apocalyptic year, Neal Morse may have the answer to your prayers. On 11 September, he released a solo album on Inside Out Music, entitled Solo Gratia, meaning “Only Grace”. Fans of Sola Scriptura (the story of Martin Luther) will be familiar with the format...
I should come clean straight away and admit that I thought I knew what I was getting with Third Stage: Live In London, the new live DVD from Flying Colors. I had expected to casually watch it in segments, taking breaks to do other things, listen to other music, scroll through that former classmate's social..
For seventeen years, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George (MPG) have been playing epic, grandiose prog rock together, recording numerous albums for Neal's solo catalogue as well as three colossal works as part of the five-man Neal Morse Band. But the slick proggers also have a firm love of classic rock and pop music..
Let's face it - 2020 has pretty much sucked so far. And for the music we love, we have gigs on ice for who knows for however long and even some choice releases are being held back. So when a pearl of an album comes around and it adds a big juicy cherry of fun..
Had Flying Colors never existed, it would be strange to try and conceive of them. On paper, merging legendary Dixie Dregs heroes Steve Morse and Dave LaRue with prog rock's prolific allies Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy, and then dropping in pop/alt-rock singer and songwriter Casey McPherson might seem an odd match, but it's proven..