Category: Featured

Sep 16 2017

Gentle Giant | Three Piece Suite

I recently received a parcel from BJFPR containing a rather intriguing two disc digipak entitled Three Piece Suite. I was all the more intrigued asĀ  I glanced at the rear of the beautifully presented case and read through the myriad of tracks in their many guises. Three Piece Suite it turns out is selected tracks …

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Aug 31 2017

Steven Wilson | To The Bone

Like many prog fans I was at work when Steven Wilson appeared on BBC breakfast news. And like many I suspect felt robbed of the experience. Thank goodness for BBC i-player eh? I listened and watched intently as the current messiah of Prog spoke and conducted himself so eloquently. As Steven discussed his new album …

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Jul 04 2017

Mostly Autumn | Sight Of Day

Many moons ago i trundled my way through the rain to see a band i had eagerly waited to see play for quite some time. It would have been around 2001 or even 2002 that i arrived at The Woodcutter pub to watch Mostly Autumn play. A few weeks prior i had purchased their new …

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Jun 27 2017

The Tangent | The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery.

Never one to sit on his hands even following a heart attack and all that goes with it Andy Tillison the creative mind and engine of The Tangent set about writing a brace of songs and musical pieces that reflect just what’s on his mind lately. World affairs especially the plight of the migrant crisis …

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Jun 20 2017

Classic Prog special

It had dawned of me off late that whilst i have been enthusiastic during my monthly shows for ARFM Rock Radio with regards to playing new releases and contemporary offerings of progressive music that i lost site of the roots and innovators of what we refer to as Prog. To this end and with the …

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Jun 17 2017

The trouble with fronting a band.

They say all good things come to an end and recently North Eastern musician Tony Patterson decided to hang up his Slipperman suit to concentrate on his own projects entering a new phase of his musical career which includes little or no live performances. Being in a Genesis tribute band especially one of the biggest …

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Jun 10 2017

Damanek | On Track

You know when you hear a song and you just can’t place the singer or the guitarist? There’s something familiar but you just can’t think what it is? Such a thing happened to me recently as i was listening to a freebie sampler and stumbled upon a stand out song. On further investigation i discovered …

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May 10 2017

Big Big Train | Grimspound

This album has been long awaited by BBT fans including myself for a while and based on their previous releases i did not want to write my review using promo downloads or simple slip case CD etc as so often can happen. Experience has taught me that in the past BBT albums are meticulously thought …

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