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Ryan’s Top 30 Albums of the Last 10 Years (2004-2014) Pt. 2 of 3

It’s come to this. Since I’m usually on about something completely ancient, I’ve decided to compile a rough list of my favourite albums over the last ten years. I’ll warn you, there are thirty of them altogether and they span a few different genres. The list is presented in absolutely no particular order. While I’m sure I could… Read More ›

What About Me: 12 Richie Havens Tunes You Should Hear

I know I usually write about prog, but please indulge a momentary lapse so that I might introduce you to (or remind you of, if you are a fellow listener) Mr. Richie Havens. There are few artists out there whose work I have collected over the years who possess an amount of raw soul even close to… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

ALBUM REVIEW: Trevor Rabin’s “Jacaranda” (2012)

I had quite honestly believed this album would never happen. The grand musical force known as Trevor Rabin came out of South Africa in the late seventies with three solo albums, and eventually introduced the world to a brand new Yes in 1983. After the band’s break-up in 1981, Yes bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White… Read More ›

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding!

People label what they don’t understand… Ladies and gentlemen, fellow astral travellers and spatial spectrals, I’m here to write about that wonderful, over-arching genre known by many today simply as ‘prog’. That marvellous, ever-changing genre that is destined to be misunderstood by most, including some who believe they are fans. Progressive music has been around forever. It’s… Read More ›

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