It’s always exciting, not to mention interesting when you get to hear about a band putting out a jazz rock/fusion (mostly) instrumental because you just know that it’s always about solid craft being fashioned with good old blood, sweat and passion to evoke the theme of any one piece. Take for instance, not just … Continue reading BANGTOWER RELEASE 4TH ALBUM “THE ROAD WE TRAVEL” and other stories…
The French have some great truisms and none so poignant for this occasion than from the pen of Victor Hugo. “Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” An apt quote for this band I’m about to recommend for your collection. Although this album has … Continue reading NINE SKIES DEBUT ALBUM “RETURN HOME”
“…just beautiful..I love your voice, and chord progressions are sublime” Jon Anderson For someone who was heavily into Prog in her teens, what better ringing endorsement is that for the first album you put out? Dyanne Potter Voegtlin came by Yes and other similar groups in her first Rock band called East Coast as … Continue reading ‘BLOOD & WATER:’ A NEW SINGLE RELEASED BY POTTER’S DAUGHTER & ANNIE HASLAM. We talk to Dyanne Potter Voegtlin.
♫ There are two sides to every story teller And every faded colour returns to green ♫ Lyrics to “Blue Dragon” by Outside In It’s not … Continue reading THE NEW SINGLE “BLUE DRAGON” FROM KIWI PROG BAND ‘OUTSIDE IN’ JUST RELEASED!
You have to admire this Vancouver based Canadian. not only is he the guitarist (6 and 12-string acoustic and electric, mandolin) and singer-songwriter, he also plays drums, fretless bass, piano, guitar synthesizer, good ol’ mellotron, and more to boot. and going by the album title and some of the tracks like “Rainfall,” “Winterlude” and “Ode … Continue reading FORECAST FOR TODAY. “BLUE RAIN.” THE NEWLY REMASTERED CD RELEASE FROM CARY HEUCHERT
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I won’t be the first one to observe the connotation of Klas Qvist‘s alter ego moniker for himself, Citizen K and of course Orson Welles classic movie which has a similar film name. In fact when I looked at a previous album cover I saw one with a very similar features … Continue reading A MUSICAL ROSEBUD OFFERED WITH CITIZEN K’s NEW ALBUM, “III”
Spontaneity. Now there’s a word you don’t see much used in the kind of music we all love, and yet it was the protoplasm that built Prog Rock. In fact we even have another word for it — “Proto-Prog.” Back in the late 60’s there were clubs in both England and the USA set … Continue reading Here’s a couple of artists who create while they’re playing live. ‘The RaRas’ and their new album, “CONVERSATION”
HAILING FROM BROOKLYN ZAN ZONE HAVE RELEASED THEIR 4TH STUDIO ALBUM IN 25 YEARS and like the well respected jam band, Umphrey’s McGee make good use of blending a lot of musical styles including rock, folk, blues, jazz, and instrumentals together, which really favours them as a good outfit for Proggers to investigate and explore … Continue reading ZAN ZONE’S “IT’S ONLY NATURAL” STRAIGHT OUT OF THE GARDEN AND DELIVERED FRESH ONTO THE PLATTER
I don’t mind telling you this new album from ZEELLEY MOON has bought back some very happy memories of a special period in my life I can’t seem to stop going back to. The good news is, I’m not alone. I know a lot of you crave to get back there, too. I’m talking of … Continue reading ZEELLEY MOON PUTS OUT THEIR NEW ALBUM TO REMIND US WHAT WAS OH SO BLOODY GOOD ABOUT THE 70’s.