Signal to Noise with Andy Jackson’s First Album

It only seems natural that if you engineer Pink Floyd albums that eventually you will release one of your own. Having worked with the Floyd or the Floyd related via solo projects they have done, Andy Jackson has certainly got a lot of influence under his belt to come up with his own ideas and…

Keith Emerson 1944-2016

Synth Wizard and Keyboardist extraordinaire. Founder of The Nice and one of founders of Emerson, Lake & Palmer has passed away from what TMZ reports as a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Emerson had been dealing with depression from a degenerative nerve disorder for some time in his right hand that has limited…

Lonely Robot Needs Friends… Nah, He Has Many, it’s Ok

More often than not you will be drawn to an album by its cover art and then you begin to investigate the record further along with the artist and the music associated with it. Sometimes you just know by the image on the cover, eg.Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix who it is and you pick…

Steven Wilson, Toronto Spectacular @ Massey Hall March 1st 2016

Steven Wilson…Nothing short of AMAZING last night at Toronto’s Massey Hall with but one slight discouragement, the curfew on Toronto concerts at 11pm.  GRRRR!!!! Yep it’s been I don’t know how many years since the city evoked such a ridiculous rule but it truncated Steven Wilson’s second set ever so slightly. That said, it was…

Mauerspechte mit Das Pink Floyd (’71 Live Show Review)

June 5th 1971, where were you? I wasn’t born yet for a couple of years and if you were around you may have not been at West Germany’s Berliner Sportpalast when The Pink Floyd to the stage that night. It was the first rock concert to be held there using Quadraphonic sound and The Floyd…

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…