Monthly Archives: July 2016

Turning Virtue – “A Temporary Human Experience”

There are times when an album doesn’t line up with my brain at the time I am listening to it. I’ll set it aside and hopefully I remember to revisit it. Such was the case of Turning Virtue’s “A Temporary … Continue reading

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Horseback – “Dead Ringers”

Jenks Miller is back and he has flipped the script again. While I am sure many will call “Dead Ringers” a “change in direction” for Horseback, that would imply that Miller (the man behind Horseback) has had the same direction … Continue reading

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Revocation – “Great is Our Sin”

I was admittedly late to the Revocation party, and it was by my own design. I would see a feature in a metal magazine, or hear friends extol the virtues of this new band that was doing really interesting and … Continue reading

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Patrick Healy – “Setting a Course for Tomorrow”

Whenever I hear someone throw around the term “instrumental prog”, my mind instantly conjures images of bearded men bludgeoning multi-stringed monstrosities with metronomic precision. Either that or I expect streams of lithe arpeggios and endless guitar histrionics (sometimes these elements are … Continue reading

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Aisles – “Hawaii”

I found out about Chilean prog rock group Aisles’ new recording “Hawaii” by doing normal internet stuff: searching Bandcamp for progressive rock bands, reading Twitter, having that circle of friends constantly on the lookout for new music. Ideas to consider … Continue reading

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Jug Bundish – “Quimeroide”

Costa Rica’s Jug Bundish have a passionate love of psychedelic rock. The band wouldn’t sound out of place in the early 70s. While I do like retro bands a lot, “Quimeroide” is a big of a mixed bag. There are … Continue reading

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Levin Minnemann Rudess -“From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess”

The self titled debut from supergroup Levin Minnemann Rudess was really great. For people who have missed Liquid Tension Experiment, that album was right in the same vein as LTE, with both Levin and Rudess making it natural. The main … Continue reading

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The Jelly Jam – “Profit”

The Jelly Jam are made up of some of my favorite musicians. I love Dream Theater, King’s X and the Dixie Dregs. And yes even Winger! This is the fourth album together for Ty Tabor, John Myung and Rod Morgenstein … Continue reading

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Live Review: Take Over Daze Festival Day 1 // Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage Munich, Germany 23rd July 2016

I think I can speak for most of the progheads who attended the Take Over Daze Festival, but also for the bands that played on the 23rd July 2016 – only a few hours after the horrific Munich shopping center … Continue reading

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Karmakanic – “DOT”

Karmakanic is the long standing project of bassist extraordinaire Jonas Reingold. While he is possibly more known for his work in The Flower Kings, Karmakanic is his band and his music. “DOT” is the band’s fifth studio album and finest … Continue reading

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