Manir Donaghue | Reflections

 

Every now and again fate plays a hand in a new discovery.  Whilst recently embroiled in another matter, Manir Donaghue and I discussed the virtues of many other musicians before he modestly mentioned his own work.  Manir has kindly…

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Transatlantic | The Whirlwind

 
To many Transatlantic followers a review of this album is old news.  It comes as no surprise to them all just what a feat of brilliance The Whirlwind is.  However, the virtues of Transatlantic somehow passed me by and it wasn’t …

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Spock’s Beard – X

          

  Yes folks, it’s here. The new Spock’s Beard album, X. I am afraid to have to admit to you all that the nerd in me could not be prevented from acquiring it on vinyl…

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Lehto & Wright | Childen’s Songs

 
 
Lehto & Wright are cohorts also found playing with The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra featured recently here at Progmeister. Children’s songs album is a beautifully packaged two disc set comprising of a CD and a DVD which in…

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Camel | A Nod And A Wink

 
I have to admit to writing this my concluding Camel review with a bit of a lump in my throat. A Nod and A Wink takes us into the millennium years and with many of us showing the signs of aging. Unbeknown to the majority I dare say, A No…

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Camel | Harbour Of Tears

 
The third album under scrutiny as part of the Progmeister Camel feature is Harbour Of Tears. It’s not until you reflect upon the huge body of work that Camel have recorded since 1972 until 2002 that you realize the diversity of t…

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The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra | Looking for a Little Strange

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The Alan Parsons Project. A time machine?

I make no apology for my love of progressive rock music. Its pomposity and weird time signatures set it apart from most other forms of music. During a recent debate with an old friend we discussed the merits…

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