Jordan Blum holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of an online literary/multimedia journal called The Bookends Review. He specializes in progressive rock and also writes for The Big Takeover, AXS, Progression Magazine, The Lit Pub, and Classic Rock Society Magazine. Finally, he records his own crazy ideas under the pseudonym of Neglected Spoon. When he's not focused on any of that, he teaches English courses at various colleges. Feel free to contact him at [email protected]
The 2015 Progressive Rock Preview | 26 Jan 2015 // 9:20 PM
Forthcoming releases from Steven Wilson, Neal Morse, and many others highlight what is bound to be an excellent year for progressive rock.
The Best Progressive Rock of 2014 | 26 Dec 2014 // 5:18 AM
From idiosyncratic tales of dastardly aliens to concept albums about a mysterious demon, prog maintained its reputation for eclecticism in 2014.
Marrow of Their Spirits: A Reflection on Agalloch | 5 Jun 2016 // 9:30 PM
Agalloch regularly melded metaphysical ponderings into its light-and-dark sonic tapestries, yielding a catalog that’s as enticing intellectually as it is musically.
Bottled Out of Eccentricity: A Conversation With Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld | 13 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM
Knifeworld mastermind Kavus Torabi discusses the positive rewiring effects of LSD, Gong's late Daevid Allen, and Knifeworld's newest, Bottled Out of Eden.
'Under the Harrow' Is a Gripping Exploration Into Grief, Manipulation and Jealosy | 17 Jul 2016 // 9:05 PM
Under the Harrow's narrator will leave you both empathetic to what she bears and enraged at what she becomes.
Custody-Con 2016: 'A Hundred Thousand Worlds' | 23 Jun 2016 // 3:30 AM
Proehl’s multisided take on geek culture (mixing fandom, creativity, and business) pulsates with colorful insight and ugly truths.
Emanuel and the Fear - "Meredith" (audio) (premiere) | 11 Mar 2016 // 4:05 AM
The first single from Emanuel and the Fear's upcoming third LP, Primitive Smile, is a charming and intricate slice of romantic synthpop.
Se Delan - "Going Home" (audio) (premiere) | 10 Mar 2016 // 5:05 AM
The first song from (and on) Se Delan's sophomore effort, Drifter, is an industrial yet ethereal gem.