Category: CD Reviews

Apr 05 2017

Steve Hackett | The Night Siren

Steve Hackett - The Night Siren

The Northern lights, standing stones and what appears to be a Martian-like landscape are what greet you on first site of Steve Hackett’s latest aural adventure. An intriguing,colourful and relevant image portraying nicely the content of the music here. My findings here are based on both the vinyl and CD versions of album my preference …

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Mar 17 2017

Elbow | Little Fictions

I have had a strong liking for Elbow’s refreshing honestly portrayed music since i watched their Live At Joderal Bank concert. As far as progressive music is concerned i think Elbow represent the best of contemporary musicians that leave me spell bound with the story telling nature of their songs whilst not forgetting the all …

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Feb 24 2017

Once & Future Band

There is something gratifying about being greeted with a smile and a merry “hello Progmeister”. It really makes a man feel important even when he’s not. This is my usual greeting when i enter my local vinyl emporium Sound It Out records  situated in the icy wastes of the great North East of the UK. …

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Sep 11 2016

Ray Wilson | Makes Me Think Of Home

Ray Wilson known to many  Prog fans as the singer on the Genesis album Calling All Stations seems to be having a productive year creatively with the release on October 7th of his second album of 2016. Hot on the heels of his melancholy Song For A Friend album, Ray continues his life journey and …

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Sep 08 2016

The Pineapple Thief | Your Wilderness

The Pineapple Thief are one of those bands that have managed to elude me. That was however until their new album Your Wilderness Landed at Progmeister towers for review,  I found myself intrigued from the outset having taken the album from it’s jiffy bag along with another disc to find a beautifully presented album with …

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Aug 07 2016

Freedom To Glide | Fall

Freedom To Glide are the produce of a Pink Floyd tribute band (Dark Side Of The Wall) and consist of keyboard player Pete Riley and guitarist/singer Andy Nixon. This is the duo’s second album the first being as simply titled “Rain” . My review of Rain was a favourable one sighting that obvious influences were …

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Jun 17 2016

Andy Tillison | Durch

2015 was a very difficult year for Andy Tillison having suffered a heart attack and all that goes with it. However, being as determined as he is Andy set about writing and recording another album under his Diskdrive moniker. These albums are very personal and very much solo projects allowing Andy to indulge himself his …

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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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