Monthly Archives: July 2019

Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband – “Tor & Vale”

Simplicity in instrumentation does not equate to simplicity in sound. Tor & Vale is an album by Mark Wingfield and Gary Husband. It features Mr. Wingfield on guitar and Mr. Husband on piano. This duo can make an immense sound. … Continue reading

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Pure Reason Revolution reunite; sign to InsideOutMusic for release of first new studio album in nearly 10 years

Pure Reason Revolution are BACK! Check out the press release below!   Jon Courtney & Chloë Alper have reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to 8 years at the recent Midsummer Prog Festival in … Continue reading

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iamthemorning – “The Bell”

Sad songs are assumed to be sad by definition. Sadness, though, can mask deeper feelings, maintaining a semblance of composure in the face of self-annihilation. iamthemorning’s fourth album, The Bell, is more than its description as a song cycle of … Continue reading

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PMP takes on Heavy Montréal

After Matt’s coverage of ProgPower, Progressive Music Planet takes on a new contender! Unfortunately, Wacken and Tuska were not viable options. Both too far away, and too expensive for this reviewer to get to, festival-wise. (Maybe another time?) But, North … Continue reading

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Richard Henshall – “The Cocoon”

“The Cocoon” is the debut solo album from Haken guitarist Richard Henshall. As with any solo album, one of two options can happen. Either the artist needs to show other sides of their talent or the album is an extension … Continue reading

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Billy Sherwood – “Citizen: In The Next Life”

Billy Sherwood returns with his follow up to 2015’s “Citizen” with a sequel called “Citizen: In The Next Life.” Sherwood is a busy guy as he plays in versions of Yes and Asia, trying to fill the shoes of legends. … Continue reading

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A Look At Civil Defiance

Los Angeles, 1989… A 19 year old me went out with some friends to see some bands playing on the strip in Hollywood, a somewhat regular occurrence. On this particular night there was a band from the town I was … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Gentle Giant studio albums

It’s been a while since I did a “Rank ‘Em” column, so apologies for that. It was hard to decide who do look at next. Gentle Giant has been a band that taught me a lot as well as just … Continue reading

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Nad Sylvan – “The Regal Bastard”

A lot of talk gets bandied about regarding the evolution of prog and its current state. Between die-hard purists bemoaning “it’s not what it used to be”, and an ongoing influx of acts bringing in newer influences, discussions can get … Continue reading

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Bryan Beller of the Aristocrats Announces Star Studded Solo Album

As if the new Aristcrats album wasn’t enough (it’s amazing, go buy it now), bassist Bryan Beller has a solo album coming out as well. Here’s the press release for it:   As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe … Continue reading

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