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Sanguine Hum – The Weight of the World (2013)

A more ruminative effort than Sanguine Hum’s well-regarded 2010 debut, The Weight of the World is post-prog in both the most “post” and the most “prog” sense of the words.

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice’: Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice’: Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

Since King Crimson went on an extended hiatus in 2009, Adrian Belew — both with his power trio and with the Crimson ProjeKCt — has worked to keep the group’s legacy before concert goers. That doesn’t mean he’s always faithful to the originals.

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

While much has rightly been made of the Moody Blues’ prog-defining successes around the turn of the 1970s, a newly released concert performance contextualizes later hits like this one — which in its own way broke new ground.

‘It was just absolutely wonderful’: Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

‘It was just absolutely wonderful’: Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

Deep Purple’s new studio project Now What?! features an overt tribute to Jon Lord in the touching, waltz-timed “Above and Beyond.” But it’s not the only moment that reminds Ian Paice of the band’s late founding keyboardist.

Ray Wilson, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Ray Wilson, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Ray Wilson had the bad luck to follow Phil Collins in Genesis, producing a lone studio effort in 1997 that remains their last.

‘I could listen to Led Zeppelin just for the drums’: Tony Banks on how John Bonham influenced Genesis

‘I could listen to Led Zeppelin just for the drums’: Tony Banks on how John Bonham influenced Genesis

Genesis’ 1980s-era transition from producer David Hentschel — who oversaw four studio albums beginning with 1976’s A Trick of the Tail — had to do with an abiding passion for the thunderous drum sound of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.

Exclusive stream: Roger Eno with Plumbline, “Pulling Strings” from Endless City/Concrete Garden (2013)

Roger Eno, the romanticist brother of Brian Eno, returns to his collaboration with experimental artist Plumbline — who spent a long period before their first duo effort capturing verite sounds at intersections in New York City.

One Track Mind: Blackfield, “Pills” from Blackfield IV (2013)

One Track Mind: Blackfield, “Pills” from Blackfield IV (2013)

Even as Steven Wilson focuses more determinedly on his solo career, Blackfield — his concurrent, more pop-focused project with Aviv Geffen — continues forward.

‘We don’t have the words’: Tony Levin reminisces on mystery of music with King Crimson fans

Though King Crimson has been inactive since 2009, bassist Tony Levin says their music remains a topic of conversation among fans who fondly remember the group — even if describing their experiences sometimes proves difficult.

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan, fresh off a triumphal return in Now What?! with Deep Purple, looks back at his lengthy career — beginning with his very first appearance with the band.

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