Category: Reviews

Prog Reviews, Prog Music Reviews

Dark Before Dawn | Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne.

  Being part of a band who play complex early seventies progressive music with a high degree of accuracy and a steady fan base can sometimes hide from public view the real talent that lay behind such ventures. Tony Patterson and Doug Melbourne were until these past few years two fifths of Re-Genesis one of …

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Innocence And Illusion | Amanda Lehmann

Rhythm guitarists always get a bad deal when it comes to recognition within the context of their contribution to most bands especially in a live setting. Least of all within the confines of progressive rock, a predominantly male orientated genre of music. So, imagine to my surprize well over ten years ago that gracing the …

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Allium Una Storia | Tillison Reingold Tiranti (TRT)

  Back in 1973 when I bought my copy of Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson Lake & Palmer I was intrigued by the information circulated at the time of it’s release with regards the bands own label, Manticore. Signed to their new venture was King Crimson adjunct Pete Sinfield, a Italian band called Banco and …

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Lifesigns | Altitude

Lifesigns are a band of musicians who over their first two albums gave the impression of evolving. Their first album I considered enjoyable the failed to give me the wow factor whilst the bands second album Cardington saw the band hitting their stride creating something rather special. Their third strike Altitude finds the unit of …

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Illuminae | Dark Horizons

Ian Jones may be thought of as the founding member and bassist with Welsh folk rockers Karnataka, however, this in my view is selling him a little short. Having recorded six albums with Karnataka Ian spearheaded a side project Chasing The Monsoon releasing the excellent No Ordinary World in 2019 and already colluding with Polish …

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Can Dance A Little | Carrie Melbourne

Carrie Melbourne first come to my attention a few years back when I was given an album on which she was playing Chapman stick. Carrie’s husband Doug whom I have had the pleasure of meeting on a few occasions is a fine keyboard player and features here as boards man and producer. Carrie Melbourne is …

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Kashgar | Artefact

    Of the many artists that turned up in my inbox recently none intrigued me more than Marcus Taylor. Marcus is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist in Ontario Canada who may be known to some from his collaboration with keyboard player Ben Bell and drummer James Chapman in Broken Parachute?   Marcus was kind enough to send me …

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David K and Organic | Mr Passive Progressive

  Within certain genres of music if you aren’t one of the upper echelons then it is difficult in the present climate to make your mark. With what many know as Prog or Prog Rock it began with E.L.P.  Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis and King Crimson. Their legacy continues with band like IQ, Marillion, Pendragon …

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