Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis – “Lighthouse”

Somewhere between the frightening world of improvisation and the comforting sea of structured prog stands the “Lighthouse.” This thrilling hour of music was generated by the trio of guitarist Mark Wingfield, drummer Asaf Sirkis and touch guitar genius Markus Reuter. … Continue reading

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Innerspace – “Rise”

Canadian Progressive rockers Innerspace have released their sophomore recording “RISE” and it’s a grower. If you are reading this website, you probably know what a “grower” is. In case you are unaware, it’s a recording that at first is somewhat … Continue reading

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Charlie Cawood – The Divine Abstract

Mr. Cawood is best know to me as the bass player for the psychedelic rock band Knifeworld. He plays in a host of other ensembles as well. On his album The Divine Abstract, the musician takes the sound of that … Continue reading

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Toothgrinder – “Phantom Amour”

For the longest time, I was completely unsure if I liked or hated Toothgrinder’s last album “Nocturnal Masquerade.” There were elements I liked, and others that I didn’t. The band were heavy and yes fairly technical. This certainly gave them … Continue reading

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Threat Signal – “Disconnect”

Another band that’s back in action after being quiet for a number of years is Ontario’s Threat Signal. To be fair, the band has weathered many challenges since they released their self titled third album in 2011. They faced everything … Continue reading

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Stick Men – Roppongi

Roppongi means six trees in Japanese. How apt that a group with the name Stick Men would have something to do with trees. Roppongi is also a nightlife district in Tokyo. In February of this year, the band played there … Continue reading

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Communic – “Where Echoes Gather”

2017 seems to be the year of bands releasing albums after a bit of a “break.” Wobbler did it, Roger Waters did it, Styx did it, Threat Signal is doing it (review coming soon) and now “Where Echoes Gather” marks the … Continue reading

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Mammoth – “PROGenies”

I remember happening upon Progman Rob’s review of Mammoth’s 2016 LP “Deviations”, and subsequently adding the release to my very large list of “need to check this out at some point” bands and albums. Unfortunately, although always noted with the … Continue reading

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Pencarrow – “Dawn Simulation”

Pencarrow are a new prog band from New Zealand. Their debut album “Dawn Simulation” is quite stunning when it comes to the music. There are some incredible, jaw dropping moments on this album on the music side of things. Lead … Continue reading

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The Kahless Clone – “Our Never-Ending Loneliness”

The Kahless Clone are back with their second EP “Our Never-Ending Loneliness,” the follow up to their fantastic debut EP “An Endless Loop.” The band is led by Novembers Doom guitarist Vito Marchese but is certainly not the same musically … Continue reading

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