Progressive rock

Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror (2014)

Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror (2014)

With ‘Sound Mirror,’ Syd Arthur proves more than capable of harnessing the energy of their live show in a studio setting.

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

We caught up with the always-busy Tony Levin to discuss a new Stick Men anthology and tour, and what’s next.

Adrian Belew sets launch date for FLUX: ‘It’s what I wanted it to be’

Adrian Belew sets launch date for FLUX: ‘It’s what I wanted it to be’

Adrian Belew is readying his FLUX music app, even as preparations continue for a major North American tour with his Power Trio.

For Emerson Lake and Palmer, completing “Toccata” was quite a journey: ‘He looked like he was in pain!’

For Emerson Lake and Palmer, completing “Toccata” was quite a journey: ‘He looked like he was in pain!’

Emerson Lake and Palmer ended up a quest to gain permission from the original composer of this stand-out track from 1973’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery.’

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

‘Selling England by the Pound,’ issued on Oct. 12, 1973, found Genesis’ soon-to-vanish five-man lineup at the peak of its powers.

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

Once again, the Cellar and Point puts disparate classical/jazz/rock/experimental elements together into a consistent, connected whole.

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

We review the elegiac, deeply moving “Louder Than Words,” as Pink Floyd finally puts to rest old arguments.

Robert Fripp answers critics as King Crimson tour concludes: ‘This is a pretty dopey undertaking’

Robert Fripp answers critics as King Crimson tour concludes: ‘This is a pretty dopey undertaking’

King Crimson just concluded an invigorating, return-to-form 20-plus date U.S. tour, their first since 2008.

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.