Category: Featured

The Pineapple Thief | Dissolution

  Having recorded and launched a successful album like Dark Side Of The Moon and basically getting your pension sorted in your twenties, imagine the challenge faced by Pink Floyd to follow such a milestone? Well they did it in a way that withheld some of the formula used to create their colossus whilst changing …

Continue reading

IQ | 2018 Remix – 25th Anniversary Edition.

  Those of you who listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio or may have read any of my blogs will know my current views on the box set culture especially with regards to reissues. So when the 25 year reissue of Ever by Prog stalwarts IQ landed hot off the press at Progmeister …

Continue reading

Damanek | In Flight

Described as “genre defying”, Damanek have wasted no time since their debut album “On Track” in getting back into the studio and crafting another full and interesting musical journey. The core staff at Damanek is Dan Mash on bass (Mashine,) Guy Manning on vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion (The Tangent/Manning) and Marek Arnold on …

Continue reading

Big Big Train | Merchants OF Light

In September 2017 Prog stalwarts Big Big Train played three concerts at London’s Cardogan Hall just of Sloan Square.  I was lucky enough to have been one of the passengers on the Saturday presentation of which i enjoyed every minute. It must have been very gratifying for the band to have luminaries such as Steve …

Continue reading

Southern Empire | Civilisation

Civilisation is the second album by Australian band Southern Empire and i have been looking forwards to getting my hands on a copy for review so a big thanks to Ann at GEP for my promo copy. Having previously reviewed a four disc box by Unitopia the band from which Southern Empire was born from …

Continue reading

Yuka & Chronoship | The Ship

One of the few labels i dislike the most is Prog Metal closely followed by Prog Metal itself. However, every once in a while i am sent an album that i don’t as readily reject as swiftly as i would normally especially with traces and traits of said sub-genre.  Such an album recently turned up …

Continue reading

Adam Holzman | Truth Decay

Been keeping my eye on Adam Holzman since watching him his keyboards play with Steven Wilson’s band a few years back on the Raven That Refused To Sing tour. I thought then as i do now that there is something special about Adam’s playing which left me wondering how i never came across him before. …

Continue reading

Ra, the continuing dynasty

       Tyneside musician Tony Patterson is about to embark on the continuing dynasty of his 2006 album Ra. Many will remember the epic Egyptian feel of Tony’s eponymous album which to this day remains a firm favourite with me. As Tony has only just announced that work in the studio has just begun there is …

Continue reading

Load more