Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

Marbin – Last Chapter Of Dreaming (2013)

Marbin is presumably a hybrid of the last names of founders Danny Markovitch (saxophones) and Dani Rabin (guitar). The music of their latest album, Last Chapter Of Dreaming, is also a hybrid, but a hybrid that’s a little bit harder to describe. Nominally it’s jazz-rock, with dashes of klezmer, Spanish, new age, and prog-rock.

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

Marillion is currently touring behind the well-received Sounds That Can’t Be Made, though you’d hardly know it based on radio airplay — even in their native England. Long-time guitarist Steve Rothery says that’s par for the course.

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.

‘No one else has ever done it’: Still at work on new album, Adrian Belew hints at breakthroughs to come

‘No one else has ever done it’: Still at work on new album, Adrian Belew hints at breakthroughs to come

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cr_cB8-NVU&w=500&h=305] A shift in technology has helped King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew redesign the way he plays guitar. He gave a preview of a forthcoming solo project, and talked about his new computerized rig

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Rare and Unreleased Anthology (2013)

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Rare and Unreleased Anthology (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM78irSUutg&w=500&h=305] Plucking gems from 1971-2012 by late Hawkwind alum Huw Lloyd-Langton, this new two-disc release is highlighted by 11 early solo acoustic recordings, six new instrumental tracks, and a previously unreleased Hawkwind redo from 1999.

One Track Mind: Renaissance with Ian Anderson, “Cry to the World” from Grandine il Vento (2013)

When Michael Dunford passed away after a cerebral hemorrhage in his England home last November, the loss to his band Renaissance was devastating.

‘It would have to be with everybody’: Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?

‘It would have to be with everybody’: Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?

Does Yes’ apparent inability to earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have something to do with how many members have passed through its lineup over the years? Stalwart Chris Squire thinks that just might be it.

Adam De Lucia – Hypnotist (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCfLn1yaw4g&w=500&h=305] Intrepid guitarist Adam De Lucia seeks to create electronic accompaniment that sounds downright human – and he largely succeeds on Hypnotist.

Martin Barre on playing second fiddle to a flute: ‘I’m sort of like the George Harrison of Jethro Tull’

Martin Barre on playing second fiddle to a flute: ‘I’m sort of like the George Harrison of Jethro Tull’

Guitarist Martin Barre might be the most underrated member of any legacy progressive-rock group. Not only has he played a key role in some of Jethro Tull’s signature moments, he is — other than Ian Anderson — the band’s longest-tenured member.

Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing [And Other Stories] (2013)

Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing [And Other Stories] (2013)

Ambitious, connective and simply unforgettable, The Raven is not just Steven Wilson’s best solo album to date, it rivals his career-making work on Porcupine Tree’s 2002 triumph In Absentia