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Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Spotlight on Dream Theater, Part II

The nearly legendary progressive metal machine known as Dream Theater didn’t simply appear overnight, ladies and gentlemen. Thus, I have decided to take an album-by-album stroll through the band’s history in a series no shorter than three parts long. In the previous article, I ran through the history following the band’s founding in 1985, and toured their first… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: Camel – Moonmadness (1976)

It is very difficult to select just one record to cover from such a fantastic and underrated band, but we’d be here till the second coming if I were to go through all of Camel’s fourteen studio albums in detail. Instead, I’d have you take a look at the first one I ever picked up, and the… Read More ›

Parallel Worlds: Spotlight on Asia, Part II

People have been asking me and I’ve been wanting to do a write-up on Asia for some time now. I’ve decided that the best way to go about this is to do a spotlight on the band’s strongest progressive material. I’ve decided to single out Asia’s five best records. In the previous article, I covered the first… Read More ›

Album Review: Brian Eno – Lux (2012)

Friends, the task of preparing a review for the great Brian Eno’s latest effort, Lux, is both a daunting task and an extreme pleasure for this particular astral traveller. It is difficult because it is an ambient work and is therefore designed to blend into the background and to stand out only enough to be memorable to the… Read More ›

Force Ten: 10 Ten-Minute Progressive Songs You Should Hear!

Hello readers! We all know progressive artists love a lengthy programme, and there are some truly fantastic prog tunes that stretch well past the twenty-minute marker, but what kind of challenge would it be to compile a list of super-long tunes? I opted instead to put together a list of epic progressive tunes that seemingly go the distance… Read More ›

Into the Lens: Spotlight on Trevor Horn, Part II

If legends, fairy stories, and myths have taught us anything, it’s that saviours can come from unlikely places: Middle Earth was saved by little men with hairy feet who wanted nothing more than to get plastered and dance to the penny whistle; the nephew of a moisture farmer had (and lost) a hand in saving a galaxy far,… Read More ›

Into the Lens: Spotlight on Trevor Horn, Part I

If legends, fairy stories, and myths have taught us anything, it’s that saviours can come from unlikely places: Middle Earth was saved by little men with hairy feet who wanted nothing more than to get plastered and dance to the penny whistle; the nephew of a moisture farmer had (and lost) a hand in saving a galaxy far,… Read More ›

Album Review: Cailyn – Four Pieces (2012)

The grand, interstellar party that is progressive music is, to be perfectly honest, a sausagefest. Trust me on this one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m most definitely not here to single an artist out simply because of their gender, but it was initially a surprise for me to discover the music of Cailyn. Based out of Wisconsin,… Read More ›

Get Gone: Spotlight on Fair To Midland

Lengthy songs have for a long time been a staple in progressive music. Due to the sheer magnitude of some ideas, artists either feel writing a longer song allows them to fully express themselves or they don’t plan on it at all and the song just follows a natural progression, writing itself until they’ve gone over the ten,… Read More ›

Keys To Ascension: 10 Prog Keyboardists You Should Hear!

Welcome back friends and travellers. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Charmaine recently shared with us her list of ten greatest guitar solos and has inadvertently inspired me to put together this little list. In order to distance myself a little from that topic, I’ve chosen to focus on the keyboard since it has been such… Read More ›

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