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When Prog Loses its Rock

I’ve been struggling more than usual lately when trying to get into a lot of the music that has been submitted for review to this site. I was beginning to think that either my taste is getting more and more … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating my own hypocrisy

For a while now, I have rejected all review submissions with programmed drums. The problem is/was that the majority sounded like high quality demos rather than legitimate releases. Now I am aware that drums are expensive and a “real” recording … Continue reading

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Steven Wilson vs. Marco Minnemann: a study in personalities

By now everyone know about the rift between Steven Wilson and former drummer for his band, Marco Minnemann. People are going to pick sides but is it really that easy? I think this goes way beyond a gold record and … Continue reading

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Interview with Pierre St-Jean of Heaven’s Cry

What made you guys decide to reform back in 2010 after almost a decade apart? It really seemed to me that you guys were always ahead of your time. I would say that Heaven’s Cry is about change and moving … Continue reading

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What is Prog? Revisited.

I know I’ve posted about this before but this is something that I could write a damn book about. The biggest question that fans of Prog get asked is what they “consider” to be prog? This is the trickiest question … Continue reading

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Dream Theater – “The Astonishing” plot review

I posted a review of “The Astonishing” a while after the release and decided not to get into grading the story. My view of the music remains unchanged. I really love the music throughout the album. I also still love … Continue reading

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Keith Emerson’s Death Should Serve as a Warning

Keith Emerson committed suicide on Thursday, March 10th. This is not something that many people can or will be able to understand. It’s impossible to know just how depressed he was over not being able to play the keyboards the … Continue reading

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The Real Tragedy in the Wake of Piotr Grudziński’s Death

There have been many tributes to Riverside guitarist Piotr Grudziński. I am doing one on my radio show. But since his sudden passing on Sunday, I don’t even think about the music side of things. I’ve been thinking about his … Continue reading

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