Obscured by Scott and the Secrets Beyond the Temple

If you had to submerge your self in to history, time and space you would come across the music of Scott Lawlor. A man no stranger to the world of; Prog, Ambient, Experimental and certainly to the ethereal mind of sound. Inspired by the early albums of The Pink Floyd Scott has brought his mastery…

The Doors; Borderline Prog Prototype Blueprints

So we’ve all known to either love or hate The Doors over the years. I’ve loved them since I was 6 listening to them in my sister’s room sitting on the floor doing my homework, probably colouring at best! But STILL, became a big Doors fan to a HUGE Doors fan by the time I…

Your Outer Light is their Inner Darkness with The Aaron Clift Experiment

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and like many of the other states that we have discovered Prog bands in on our blogging escapades here with yours truly, Texas isn’t renowned for turning out Prog music. But that has since changed with, “The Aaron Clift Experiment” from Austin. Their second album is eight tracks of…

BOO! Abigail’s Ghost Haunting Heavy Prog, Selling Insincerity Album

So, Heavy Prog, Progressive Metal, Prog Metal, any of those do? Having never given the genre any thought or consideration because I never really thought the twain shall meet but some of the following are considered to be some of the best in business; “Queensryche“, “Fates Warning“, “Mastodon“, “Opeth“, “Symphony X“, and of course, “Dream…

Mixed Bandmates & Fusion Confusion with A Helmet of Gnats

Well let’s go look at Prog’s other facets besides Experimental Krautrock and have a look at jazz-fusion bands like this one, “A Helmet of Gnats“. Jazz-Fusion Prog the more artsier side of things and more instrumental aspect of the genre I find for the most part but definitely a meaty staple in the world that…

Seven Second Circle — One Last Song from the Divide Ep

With great thanks to Thom and the band for sending me a copy of their Divide Ep which contains five songs but one of them is the treat here, a song called “Incomplete” that is not on their debut album. This song was from their days as the band, Henry’s Child in the 90’s but…

Prog Rock Magazine’s Top 100 Artists of All Time, Selected Review

I have always been opposed to “lists” of the Top 100 this or Top 10 that, whatever it may be because every band has a different spin on what their Progginess exudes. It’s like comparing apples to tires and oranges to diamonds in a fish’s stomach. It just doesn’t make sense to me, never has,…

Seven Second Circle – Divide Album Review Song-By-Song Part Three, Finale

The third and final installment of the song-by-song breakdown of Seven Second Circle’s album, Divide. This album has brought forth a joy in knowing that Progressive Rock and Neo-Progressive rock co-exist in the same way that breathing and oxygen does. Highly recommend you getting this album and visiting their site to hear their music and…

Seven Second Circle – Divide Album Review Song-By-Song Part Two

Part Two of my song-by-song review of the Portland, Oregon Neo-Progressive band Seven Second Circle.     Care Less The shortest song on the album and a sorrow swept song of sincerity and regret. The vocals are calm and felt all around as the guitar pulls on the strings of life. The drums carry you…