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Wednesday, April 23 2014

Conquering Demons: A Conversation with Gazpacho’s Thomas Anderson

"If we were a soda, we’d be a soda with pepper and ginger." A humorous, insightful, and honest discussion with the founding keyboardist of Gazpacho, Norway's leading prog storytellers.


Monday, February 3 2014

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - “Untouchable Pt. 1” and “Untouchable Pt. II”

The first two tracks off of Weather Systems serve as the first of many emotional rollercoasters, bursting with touching lyrics and gripping arrangements.


Friday, January 10 2014

Steven Wilson: Drive Home (EP)

Even though “Drive Home” remains one of The Raven that Refused to Sing’s weaker spots, this bonus material-rich single offers plenty of enticing material that, while drowning out the stated purpose of the single itself, expands on the successes of Raven quite nicely.


Wednesday, December 4 2013

The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2013

This year saw the release of some of the best modern progressive music from a wide array of subgenres and idiosyncratic approaches.


Friday, September 6 2013

You Have Been Waiting for ‘Yes Is the Answer’ Your Whole Life

Excellent writing from Rick Moody, Peter Case, Jim DeRogatis, and the man formerly known as John Wesley Harding. All on the subject of prog.


Sunday, August 11 2013

KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.


Wednesday, June 26 2013

Aquarius Rotten: The Japanese Jimi Hendrix and More, Part 1

The heavy rock superstars of the late '60s and early '70s who inspired and nurtured metal's burgeoning years are all well known. However, there are innumerable more obscure or unheralded groups that fortified the heavy metal machine too, and many are infinitely more interesting than their more famous brethren.


Sunday, June 9 2013

The 10 Progressive Rock Epics You Need to Hear Now

You'll kick yourself for not blasting these prog masterpieces sooner. These pieces represent their creators' highest level of artistic ambition and self-indulgence, and they're often declared the group's best composition.


Monday, June 3 2013

Amplifier: Echo Street

There's a lot of expectations surrounding Echo Street, the new album from highly regarded UK progressive rock act Amplifier. However, fans anticipating anything particularly venturesome are set for a surprise.


Friday, May 31 2013

Counterbalance No. 131: King Crimson’s ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’

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.


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Robert Fripp: An Appreciation (Features) [22.Mar.12]
Tracker: How I Became An Alien (Capsule Reviews) [15.Jan.12]
Opeth: Heritage (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
An Appreciation of the Compact Disc (Sound Affects) [28.Apr.11]
Linkin Park: A Thousand Suns (Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
Trey Gunn / Marco Minnemann: Modulator (Capsule Reviews) [20.May.10]
Cathedral: Keep ‘em Guessing (Columns) [19.Apr.10]
Asia: Phoenix (Capsule Reviews) [7.Aug.08]
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