Category Archives: classical

Charlie Cawood – “Blurring Into Motion”

One element that allows many music albums work for me as a whole start-to-finish listening experience is the way they can take me on a journey. For a while I can escape the everyday and sonically travel someplace else, if … 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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Matt Baber – “Suite For Piano And Electronics”

It’s another Sue Review of an instrumental album, with yet another approach, this one being one of classical sort, with a touch of modern minimalism. But it is not a stuffy affair by any means. Many of the keyboard players … Continue reading

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Marcela Bovio – “Unprecedented”

Vocalist and violinist Marcela Bovio is often associated with progressive music: She is the frontwoman of the symphonic progressive metal band Stream of Passion (the band is currently on their final tour) and collaborated with bands such as Ayreon, The … 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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Nathanael Larochette – “Earth and Sky”

Nathanael Larochette is the guitarist for the bands Musk Ox,a chamber folk outfit and for The Night Watch, a stellar prog metal band who are releasing “Boundaries.” I recently reviewed “Boundaries” so I was keen to hear what Nathanael Larochette … Continue reading

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Vmthanaachth – “Fit Secundum Regulam”

Based on the band’s name and even the album title, you might assume that Vmthanaachth are a black metal band. They are not. Based on the fact that there are only three tracks on “Fit Secundum Regulam” all of which … Continue reading

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