Farewell, Alan White

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..

Lifesigns – Altitude (Lifesigns Music)

Prog fans that like a pun might well ask the question ‘are Lifesigns showing any signs of life?’ The band formed by John Young way back in 2008 took until 2013 to release their eponymous debut album and it was a further four years before Cardington hit the shelves. That sort of distance between albums..

The Watch – The Art Of Bleeding

Sunset. After missing the last bus, she walks back tentatively to the house she has rented for the summer. A house with memories of holidays long ago. She shuts the door. In the half-light, something catches her eye. A chair has been moved, ever so slightly. And the darkness is deepening. This can’t be good...

Steve Hackett – Surrender Of Silence (InsideOut)

It takes mere seconds to recognize the architect of the mysterious guitar as it emerges from the stillness. The famed fingers of Steve Hackett tap and glide across the fretboard with familiar dramatic flair in The Obliterati, the dark overture to his 28th studio album Surrender Of Silence. Notes bend until they cry out, primal..

Marillion – Fugazi deluxe edition (Parlophone)

'Fugazi is a good record, but could probably do with a remixing.'Nick Tauber, producer The weary jester lies alone, disrobed and sprawled across a hotel bed on a night that has too soon become morning. Evidence of meaningless trysts and the indulgences of his lifestyle lay strewn about him. Real and imagined objects pepper the..