Category: Reviews

Prog Reviews, Prog Music Reviews

May 03 2018

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. …

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Apr 02 2018

The Franky Valentyn Project | All In A Dream

Franky Valentyn is an Australian musician based in Blacktown amidst Sydney’s west suburbs. The fact that Franky is a self taught musician with no formal training or ability to read music hasn’t prevented him from being a successful multi instrumentalist and musical director. Proof that talent triumphs over academia.  Having written and recorded music for …

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Apr 02 2018

Riversea | The Tide

Riversea can never be accused of rushing the recording process, their debut album Out Of An Ancient World  being released in the spring of 2012. However, when time and care is taken to pay meticulous attention to detail it shows in the end product. From the outset it is plain to see and hear the …

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Jan 21 2018

Zeelley Moon | Zeelley Moon

Zeelley Moon is the vehicle for boards man and singer Patrick Molesworth’s original song writing exploits. Pat is a gigging muso in local bands and this comes across in his playing. I always appreciate the competence of seasoned musicians and this collection of ten mostly upbeat tracks is filled to it’s seems with them.  Apart …

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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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