The Mute Gods; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Them, I Mean Me

Nick Beggs, session musician extraordinaire and currently bassist for Steven Wilson’s band on tour right now coming to Toronto to play Massey Hall (amazing venue to see shows at btw) on the 1st of March (can’t wait!) has the new release with his put together band of other amazing musicians to form, “The Mute Gods“….

Serpents in Camouflage?, Quick! Call Citizen Cain to the Rescue!

One thing I really love about Prog rock besides the obvious, the music, is the album covers. The bright and imaginative designs always make listening to the record such a bigger and more exciting experience. A lot of people claim that the 70’s Prog albums had the best covers, well, here’s one from the 90’s!…

Quoth the Raven, “It’s The Alan Parsons Project””

1976, not the big year for the major players in Progressive Rock to be on the field, it was more like a hiatus year to go on Hols, record or just whatever really. Mostly record to premiere 1977 with epic albums. But one great album came out in ’76 and it’s the first of many…

Ahhh The Smell of Magnolias Stolen by The Pineapple Thief

2014, not a year that you would expect to still be hearing about Progressive Rock now would you?  Most people when they hear something about Prog Rock in the media it’s always the classic 70’s era of the genre; The Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Rush etc etc blah blah blah always the same…

The Tirith Come Towering Down On Your Mind

Middle Earth wasn’t ready for the massive sounds of “The Tirith” when they were “Minas Tirith” in the seventies and the teleportation to their 21st Century Schizoid Selves today have brought them through to modern day and bring you their heavy Prog sound to level to a more Tolkien state of mind in the Gardens…

Losing My King Crimson V-Card to Larks Tongues in Aspic at 16

Unlike most people who’s first King Crimson record was their first, An Observation by King Crimson, In The Court of the Crimson King (1969), My auditory senses were slaughtered by their 1973 Lp, Larks Tongues in Aspic. At 16 years old I was hungry for anything Progressive Rock so having just gone through my overdose…

Gentle Giant; King Arthur’s House Band

Well, if King Arthur could have had a house band it definitely would have been these guys! Certainly one of the more quirky, crafty and complex Prog bands of their time and for today even. More than a thinking man’s band but a sophisticated collaboration of sound and lyrics and style that put them a…

Steven Wilson, 4 1/2; Album Review

One of my favourite voices in Prog Rock, Steven Wilson. Having seen him for the first time live last March at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto I was blown away by his stage presence, humour, theatrics, music and his love for what he does. He returns to Toronto, Tuesday, March 1st at Massey Hall,…