Progressive rock

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

One Track Mind: Glass Hammer, “Crowbone” from Ode to Echo (2014)

Glass Hammer returns never sounding so much like itself, even as the band boldly expands its vocabulary — musically and quite literally. “Crowbone,” for instance, includes an invigorating guest turn by violinist David Ragsdale of Kansas fame

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia – Gravitas (2014)

Given an expectation that the young Sam Coulson, who’s taken over for long-time guitarist Steve Howe, was going to provide a bit more of a metallic crunch to the proceedings, Asia’s opening statement on the forthcoming Gravitas couldn’t be more surprising.

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

Exclusive: Video tribute to Peter Banks, founding guitarist of Yes and Flash

George Mizer, Peter Banks’ long-time manager and friend, is sharing a touching tribute video honoring the founding Yes guitarist on the one-year anniversary of his early passing. Stream it here!

Seeing ‘Red': Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

Seeing ‘Red': Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.

Yes’ Jon Anderson – Olias of Sunhillow (1976; 2014 SACD reissue)

Olias of Sunhillow, Jon Anderson’s utterly unique 1976 solo debut, was always meant to be listened to completely — and at very high volumes. With its fantastical storylines (a flaxen hero, the promise of a better day, some seriously weird outer space stuff) and enveloping soundscapes, the former Yes frontman created a rich and rewarding world unto itself.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple’s Don Airey with Gary Moore, “Mini Suite” from Keyed Up (2014)

Don Airey, who had a vibrant career of his own prior to Deep Purple, has provided a ringing farewell for his old bandmate Gary Moore — with a final assist from the too-soon-gone guitarist himself.

‘We ended up going down some cul-de-sacs': On David Gilmour’s experimental first projects with Pink Floyd

‘We ended up going down some cul-de-sacs': On David Gilmour’s experimental first projects with Pink Floyd

David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd as the band was completing its final recording with original frontman Syd Barrett. But 1968’s Saucerful of Secrets didn’t herald a new direction, so much as the beginning of a long period of experimentation.

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK': Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK': Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.

‘They keep pulling me back in!': Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

‘They keep pulling me back in!': Yes reunion in the works for 1990s-era member Billy Sherwood

Billy Sherwood, who worked with Yes as a touring musician, studio mixer, producer and then as a full-time member across the 1990s, has returned to the fold as a second engineer on their on-going new studio project.

‘It’s not going to be possible': Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

‘It’s not going to be possible': Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

Unrest across Ukraine has forced Crimson ProjeKCt to put off the second date of its upcoming tour. The group is set to play the first of 20-plus scheduled concerts at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with shows continuing through April 2014 in the UK, Russia, France and Italy, among others.