Category: Featured

Mar 28 2016

Big Big Train | Stone And Steel

A strange thing Karma? I was thinking to myself “i wonder when that Blu-ray i pre-ordered is going to turn up?”. Blow me when i got home there it was laying on the hall floor. Spooky! The Blu-ray to which i refer is the latest release by one of my favourite institutions Big Big Train. …

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Mar 12 2016

Keith Emerson

2016 has up until now been as the queen once put it an anus horribleous. As i write i am nursing the hangover from hell caused by receiving the news that my hero since the age of eleven years old has ended his life. In the world of progressive rock music the word legend and …

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Mar 11 2016

The Syn | Trustworks

Last year i was sent a batch of albums to review and amongst them was a live recording of a band that i had never heard of before, The Syn. Following a short spell of listening to it in the car i was compelled to listen to it properly in the home. The result was …

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Feb 06 2016

Tony Patterson | Equations Of Meaning

Over a year has passed since Tony Patterson teamed up with fellow North East muso Brendan Eyre to create Northlands. Time waits for no man and Tony has not suffered from idle hands. Equations Of Meaning may seem a strange title for an album though it all becomes clear after listening to it. Tony is …

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Jan 31 2016

Steven Wilson | Newcastle City Hall 30th January 2016

I couldn’t think of a better place to be on a freezing cold January evening than Newcastle City Hall watching an artists who has become a contemporary musical icon. Steven Wilson certainly does fit the bill and the welcome he got from his audience was testament to it. After a period of watching the fascia …

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Nov 29 2015

David Gilmour | Rattle That Lock

I came late to the party with regards to David Gilmour’s most recent outing Rattle That Lock having first dismissed it for numerous reasons. The first reason being that i simply contained the hallmarks of being On An Island part 2. No harm there is hear you say? Well yes and no! On An Island …

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Sep 21 2015

The Syn | Live At Rosfest

  I received this disc some weeks ago now from The Syn’s UK distributor and have not been able to post my review until now due to technical issues with the site. This in a way did me a favour as it give me even longer to fully assess this nicely packaged album which comes …

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Sep 20 2015

King Crimson | The Lowry, Salford

I was at both an advantage and disadvantage as i set off for Salford (11th September 2015) to watch Prog legends King Crimson. Firstly i have very limited knowledge and experience of King Crimson, their history or their music. I considered this an advantage because it meant i was experiencing something fairly new to me. …

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