Author Archives: Rob

About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!

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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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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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 13

So maybe 13 is an unlucky number after all. It’s been a while since I did one of these columns. I’ve done a few feature reviews but I haven’t heard enough good albums to cull into one of these columns. … Continue reading

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Jolly – “Family”

It’s been 6 years since I last heard anything from (the Incredible?) Jolly. After their promising two part album series “The Audio Guide to Happiness,” the band went the Patreon route (not a route that I am into) to work … Continue reading

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Pattern-Seeking Animals – “Pattern-Seeking Animals”

Is the self titled debut album by Pattern-Seeking Animals really just a Spock’s Beard album in disguise? You could certainly argue that. The band is composed of two current members of Spock’s Beard, singer Ted Leonard and bassist Dave Meros, … Continue reading

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Progressive Music Planet Radio Show: “Home”

Perhaps I should post about my radio show on here. I never do it and it’s a reasonably well liked show. 2 hours of prog and I love doing themes. Tomorrow’s theme is “home.” Tune in at 10am EDT, 3pm … Continue reading

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Rise Twain sign to InsideOutMusic for release of their self-titled debut album

InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce the signing of Philadelphia-based duo RISE TWAIN to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on September 6th, 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, … Continue reading

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