Friday, May 31 2013
The purple piper plays his tune, the choir softly sing. Three lullabies in an ancient tongue, for the court of the crimson king. A 1969 progressive rock milestone is the 131st most acclaimed album of all time.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Having established himself at the forefront of global progressive music, Steven Wilson won't rest on the success of Porcupine Tree if sonic borders remain to be breached. But first he has to find a way to signal past the noise, in a world where too many choices often send listeners screaming for the exits.
Thursday, March 22 2012
Robert Fripp, King Crimson’s enigmatic guitarist, has never stopped experimenting. Crimson’s latest release, A Scarcity of Miracles, typifies his atypicality.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.
Monday, August 1 2011
With production assistance from label mate Richard Swift, this Santa Barbara quintet turns in an exciting debut.
Sunday, May 22 2011
Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.
Thursday, May 12 2011
In the Wake of Poseidon is dated only in the sense that it sounds like it was made in 1970, and 1970 was a very nice year indeed for the making of albums.
Thursday, February 3 2011
The hired Gunn of prog rock's current generation collects the highlights of his work in and around his own solo career. Prepare to show some respect, if you're not already completely dazzled.
Tuesday, October 12 2010
Would Steven Wilson really want to roll the dice and insert himself back in a time when the prospects were a hell of a lot less salubrious for unorthodox and unsigned bands? Today, there are illimitable sources of opinion, and taste making is as democratic as it’s ever been, in part because of the abundance of voices and agency.
Thursday, August 19 2010
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...