Progressive rock

‘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.

One Track Mind: Electric Litany, “Feather Of Ecstasy” from Enduring Days You Will Overcome (2014)

The surprise, really, isn’t how much this sounds like classic-era Joy Division. Electric Litany has made a quick name for itself with its synthy, melancholic etherealism. It’s the presence at the boards of one Alan Parsons. Yes, of Pink Floyd and “Eye in the Sky” fame.

‘I thought it was a little petty': Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

‘I thought it was a little petty': Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

Carl Palmer is still stung bit over the time ELP reformed in the mid-1980s, except with Cozy Powell drumming alongside Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. When Emerson Lake and Powell, featuring the single “Touch and Go,” arrived in June 1986, Palmer had been working with Asia

‘We just don’t do that song': Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

‘We just don’t do that song': Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

Ricky Phillips has been lobbying for a classic Styx song since his arrival in the band in 2003, and yet he says the dynamics of creating a concert setlist haven’t allowed them to bring it back.

One Track Mind: Damian Joyce with Keith Emerson, “When You’re Around” (2014)

Offered with a rough-hewn, acoustic grace, Damian Joyce’s paean to the Big Apple unfolds with a warm confidentiality. But the beginning? Pure Keith Emerson.

One Track Mind: Asia, “Valkyrie” from Gravitas (2014)

Once the proposed title for the first album from this new iteration of Asia, “Valkyrie” finds John Wetton fashioning an epic tale of struggle and of redemption — something that couldn’t be further away from the compact pop of signature hits like “Heat of the Moment.”

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

Ian Anderson is returning to the character of Gerald Bostock for a third time with his forthcoming solo album Homo Erraticus. The Jethro Tull frontman says speaking through this nom de plume has given him new creative freedom over the years.

Something Else! sneak peek: Sanguine Hum, “Derision” from Live in America (2014)

Check out “Derision,” a diaphanous preview track from Sanguine Hum’s forthcoming follow up to 2013’s well-received Weight of the World.

‘Planned to be even more spectacular': Steven Wilson gets to work on follow up to Raven

‘Planned to be even more spectacular': Steven Wilson gets to work on follow up to Raven

Even as he takes stock of the most celebrated album in his burgeoning solo career, Steven Wilson is looking forward to his next project. The former Porcupine Tree and Blackfield frontman says he’s got big plans for 2014.

‘I’m so pleased with where we went': Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery cover still intrigues

‘I’m so pleased with where we went': Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery cover still intrigues

When artist H.R. Giger was commissioned to provide cover art for Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1973 studio effort Brain Salad Surgery, he was a few years away from winning an Oscar for visual effects work on the film Alien. In fact, the surrealist from Sweden was largely unknown outside of some art circles.