Category Archives: art rock

Magic Pie – “Fragments of the 5th Element”

One of the most consistent bands in prog is Magic Pie. Sure the name is odd but they are prog, right? “Fragments of the 5th Element” continues their tradition of what I call edgy prog rock. Oft times, prog rock … 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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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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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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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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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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