November 27, 2020

Kepler Ten – A New Kind of Sideways (White Star Records)

Nothing to do with celestial carryings-on, Kepler Ten are a British prog-rock trio comprising Alistair Bell, James Durand and Steve Hales. Originally formed in 2015 by Steve and James when doing Rush tributes, they released their debut album Delta V in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. They then recruited guitarist Alistair (who got the gig..

Pyramid Theorem – Beyond The Exosphere

It's been a mighty long time since I played an album three times in a row, back-to-back (to back). But so taken was I with Beyond The Exosphere, the new platter from Toronto quartet Pyramid Theorem, I was compelled to listen again, and I knew I must have discovered something special. The strange thing is,..

Kyros – Isolation gigs, interview

Readers will recall the recent review of Kyros' latest album Celexa Dreams, launched in June of this year. It received positive reviews throughout the music press rock, demonstrating a skillful mix of Alt-Rock, Electronic Rock and Art Rock with heavy leanings towards Prog Rock. The band have cited influences as diverse as Porcupine Tree, Kate Bush, Muse, Radiohead, Rush, CHVRCHES, The Dear Hunter, Duran Duran, Trevor Horn, IQ, Spock’s..

SPELL – Opulent Decay (Bad Omen Records)

"Music, like dreams, exists in feeling rather than explanation. In sleep, the strangest things can elicit joy or terror — this is why dreams are so difficult to articulate. Creating music, for me, is similar; often, I'll wake in the dead of night with a powerful feeling or melody in my mind, not connected to..

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Exit The Warrior… A Farewell To A King

The first time I truly paid attention to the words in a song was when I heard the song Subdivisions. Even at a young age, I think I had grown tired of what I had been hearing. Songs were either about teenage love, sex, drugs & rock 'n roll, or they were weird fantasy-type stories...