The ambitious and adventurous band's most engaging era restored in a comprehensive new boxed set... Ahhhh, now here's a fun one. Those of us with a love of 1970s bands that never managed to achieve mass success (but were every bit as good as the ones that did) have had a lot to thank Esoteric..
Photo: Kate Abbey The twelfth and latest Tangent album Songs From The Hard Shoulder finds Andy Tillison the same supercharged creative powerhouse he was twenty years ago when the band's debut album hopped into the spotlight and won over an unsuspecting progressive rock crowd. In fact, he may be even more invigorated now. With the..
It's no small feat to seamlessly assume the drum throne from one of the true greats of the classic progressive rock era. But with breathtaking courage and a touch of swagger, that's just what Alan White did when the baton was passed from the suddenly departing Bill Bruford of Yes back in 1972. He was..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: YES MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO TOUR LINE-UP 22nd May 2022: YES Management have announced today that due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK Tour. Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50..
Calling all 70's prog fans! Legendary Swedish progressive folk-fusion-rock band KAIPA are celebrating the release of their 14th studio album Urksog, out now. It really is a classic prog creation in every sense, lots of touches of so many bands from the 70's to start with, particularly ELP to my mind, albeit with a fresh, contemporary..
The vast landscape of lesser-known albums from the 1960s and 1970s is dotted with gems of varying degrees of brilliance. It's easy to get lost down slippery YouTube rabbit holes or dig through rows of records and CDs, combing for worthy relics to discover and add to our collections. It's even easier to have the..
Dutch Art rock band Lesoir made a virtue of necessity in the quiet but turbulent lockdown period and in 2020 started working on something that would then become an 'interim project' for the band. Recorded at various locations in South Limburg (NL), the resulting 20-minute and 20-second epic grew into a full-fledged addition to the band's already existing repertoire,..
Sunnier segments and crisper arrangements than on FEAR… Photos by: Anne-Marie Forker Photography No one knows how much time they've got left… sings Steve Hogarth in Care, the immaculate closing track of Marillion's twentieth and latest album An Hour Before It's Dark. Simple but compelling words to those of us who have not only weathered..
InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce the signing of Russian progressive rock newcomers Velcrocranes! The band's debut album 'What If I Die' will be released on the 29th April 2022 via their new label home. Watch a teaser here: https://youtu.be/Fn1V07X1n5w Started out as a small jazz ensemble created originally for practice, it wasn't until they discovered the music..
Sparkles with increased vibrancy, bouncing around the room with tantalizing surprises emerging from all corners... We were bound to get here eventually. With Esoteric's ongoing Renaissance reissue campaign having thus far covered the majority of their classic 1970s period, and even expanding such classic titles as Turn Of The Cards, Live At Carnegie Hall, Novella,..