Articles tagged jethro tull, ian anderson, progressive rock

Venice Trip - ‘Look Forward’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The London band channels '60s psychedelia extraordinarily well on their new EP.

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Dreadnought - “Odyssey” (audio) (premiere)

Classic UK prog and modern US black metal coalesce beautifully on the Denver band's epic new track, "Odyssey".

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Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Wonderbitch - “Josanna” (audio) (premiere)

Hear the Austin band Wonderbitch channel '70s jazz rock and '80s pop on their effervescent new track.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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9 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Muse: Drones

Drones could have been a return to form for Muse, but its heavy-handed political paranoia drowns out the music in a sea of unsubtle Orwellian buzzwords.

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The Rhythmic Redesign of Porcupine Tree: An Interview with Gavin Harrison

Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison talks with PopMatters about the long and complex process that went into his creation of the big band album, Cheating the Polygraph.

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Tim Bowness - “Great Electric Teenage Dream” (video) (Premiere)

"Great Electric Teenage Dream" opens up No-Man wordsmith Tim Bowness' new studio album with gusto, powered by the booming drums of Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson).

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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Yes: Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two / Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

Prepare to travel back in time to an era where an eight-minute progressive rock song was a smash hit.

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Tim Bowness Announces New Album, ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World’

The No-Man singer/songwriter Tim Bowness is following up his 2014 solo LP Abandoned Dancehall Dreams rather swiftly with Stupid Things That Mean The World.

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11 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Mew: + -

Although it’s less innovative than Mew's prior releases, + - ("Plus Minus") makes up for it by being the most poised and commercially tempting album Mew have ever done.

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24 Apr 2015 // 2:02 AM

Steve Howe: Anthology

Anthology serves its purpose -- that is, to compile Howe’s solo stock and spotlight him outside the confines of his day job.

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Blood and Thunder: Anathema Falls and Rises at Roadburn 2015

For a moment, Anathema looked like they would close out the 2015 Roadburn Festival on a completely flat note. Then they pulled off a comeback for the ages.

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Jethro Tull - “Cold Wind to Valhalla (BBC Version)” (audio) (Premiere)

Hear an unreleased alternate take on the Minstrel in the Gallery cut "Cold Wind to Valhalla" in lead-up to that album's special edition 40th anniversary release, featuring new mixes by modern prog maestro Steven Wilson.

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Umphrey’s McGee: The London Session - A Day At Abbey Road Studios

Umphrey’s McGee’s ninth album finds the band taking a sojourn of sorts with a session at London’s landmark Abbey Road studios.

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Genesis’ Mike Rutherford Recounts His ‘Living Years’

Guitarist and songwriter Pete Rutherford talks about his new book The Living Years, his career with Genesis, and his touring with Mike + the Mechanics.

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Gavin Harrison: Cheating the Polygraph

The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.

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Fractal Mirror: Garden of Ghosts

Fractal Mirror's sophomore set reaffirms the Dutch band's sophisticated sensibilities and makes a stunning step forward.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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