Category: Reviews

Prog Reviews, Prog Music Reviews

IQ | 2018 Remix – 25th Anniversary Edition.

  Those of you who listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio or may have read any of my blogs will know my current views on the box set culture especially with regards to reissues. So when the 25 year reissue of Ever by Prog stalwarts IQ landed hot off the press at Progmeister …

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Damanek | In Flight

Described as “genre defying”, Damanek have wasted no time since their debut album “On Track” in getting back into the studio and crafting another full and interesting musical journey. The core staff at Damanek is Dan Mash on bass (Mashine,) Guy Manning on vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion (The Tangent/Manning) and Marek Arnold on …

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Big Big Train | Merchants OF Light

In September 2017 Prog stalwarts Big Big Train played three concerts at London’s Cardogan Hall just of Sloan Square.  I was lucky enough to have been one of the passengers on the Saturday presentation of which i enjoyed every minute. It must have been very gratifying for the band to have luminaries such as Steve …

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Southern Empire | Civilisation

Civilisation is the second album by Australian band Southern Empire and i have been looking forwards to getting my hands on a copy for review so a big thanks to Ann at GEP for my promo copy. Having previously reviewed a four disc box by Unitopia the band from which Southern Empire was born from …

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Yuka & Chronoship | The Ship

One of the few labels i dislike the most is Prog Metal closely followed by Prog Metal itself. However, every once in a while i am sent an album that i don’t as readily reject as swiftly as i would normally especially with traces and traits of said sub-genre.  Such an album recently turned up …

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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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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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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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