Category: Featured

Jan 13 2018

Gleb Kolyadin | Gleb Kolyadin

Who is Gleb Kolyadin? A Russian spy? a novelist? or even a rebel fighter? No, none of these. Gleb as it turns out is a talented Russian pianist who in 2010 formed Iamthemorning with singer and cohort Marjana Semkina, recording three anbums between 2012 and 2016 when they won Progressive Music Award for album of …

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Dec 21 2017

Frangible | Nopa Versus Paul Birchall

In the closing days of 2017 i was doubtful whether or not i would fit in another review as the most recent crop of releases didn’t quite inspire me. So imagine my surprise when i received a call from Paul Birchall of Combination Head fame who informed me that his new album was nearing completion …

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Dec 13 2017

Virgil & Steve Howe | Nexus

Being a Yes fan for all of my adult life pretty much means it is prerequisite to enthuse about the work of Steve Howe. Steve is a virtuoso guitarist and always commands attention whether listening to via your preferred medium or watching his always lively performances.  Nexus finds Steve teamed up with son Virgil who …

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Nov 23 2017

No Man | Returning Jesus (2017 Reissue)

It’s a sign of the times that so many record companies and artistes remaster back catalogues and include musical sketches, demo songs and alternative mixes. Many are worthwhile purchases and some are not. So when No Man’s reissue of their 2001 album Returning Jesus arrived for review at Progmeister towers it was greeted with a …

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Nov 15 2017

Unitopia | More Than A Dream – The Dream Complete

Unitopia seems to have been a band who have managed to elude me. Another fine example of Australian musical talent Unitopia are essentially the writing partnership of Mark Trueak (lead and backing vocals) and Sean Timms (keyboards, programming, mandolin, banjo & BV’s). Joined here for the best part by regular cohorts contributing guitars, Bass, drums, …

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Oct 24 2017

Lifesigns | Cardington

  Cardington! is it the name of a battle?, a place? or an historic event? Well, until Lifesigns latest album i simply didn’t know. Cardington is the location in Bedfordshire UK were the R101 airship was developed in 1929. Sadly it crashed over France on it’s maiden voyage in 1930 killing 48 of the 54 …

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Oct 22 2017

Big big London adventure

It’s always good to get away for the weekend and the capital is as good a place as any. Especially when you are with an old friend who is as passionate as you are about your mission. Saturday 30th September  was one such day and the adventure started on the railway station early doors when …

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Sep 29 2017

The Second Brightest Star | Big Big Train

I remember watching a documentary many years ago in which David Gilmour said of the Pink Floyd album The Final Cut that “I see no reason for resurrecting materiel we had rejected for The Wall when it wasn’t good enough then, why should it be good enough now”. With this in mind I was a …

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