If you’re a progressive rock fan, the question is whether you should splurge on the new 13-CD box set from Vangelis. Here’s your answer.
Archive for February, 2017
A back-to-basics record that flows forth with natural ease, ‘Follow Your Heart’ is Ross Hammond practicing what he’s preaching with the title.
Pheonyx is a singing talent that’s a good match for Ginty’s keyboard talent because both rock with a lot of soul, and the songwriting partnership is already paying off dividends. ‘Rockers’ could be the beginning of a beautiful musical relationship.
Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.
feature photo: Sal DeVincenzo, courtesy of Cuneiform Records The notion of progressive rock often suggests the melding of rock with some elements of jazz or jazz fusion, due to extended song forms and an emphasis on instrumental prowess. Thinking Plague sets
‘Hear and Now’ packs the instrumental prowess we’ve come to expect from Nick Finzer, paired with a finely honed compositional edge and stellar musicianship.
“Dialogue (Part I)” and “(Part II)” further cemented my view that Robert Lamm was – and is – Chicago’s greatest writer.
Today marks the worldwide release of ‘Blackfield V,’ the fifth installment of the Aviv Geffen/Steven Wilson collaboration – except in North America.
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s “In the Skeleton Gallery” arrives in advance of ‘The Night Siren’ with a hint of the familiar – at least at first.
‘Get Dreamy’ is a little more than a curiosity for the Terje Rypdal freaks, fans of original psych-rock who hadn’t already discovered this obscure relic of its time will find much to trip over.