All posts for the month June, 2019

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They announced in march via Facebook that they were in the process of writing. I got direct word from a band member on reddit that they have just about finished writing and they have planned to begin recording next weekend. He also said it was set for a release date somewhere in early 2020.

Edited by dougmcauliffe – 1 hour 47 minutes ago at 14:23

Edition 200 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Muse – Feeling Good (from Origin of Symmetry)
Spock’s Beard – The Good Don’t Last (radio edit) (from The Kindness of Strangers)
Discipline – Here There Is No Soul (from Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea)
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Blood Moon (from Broken Lines)
Caligula’s Horse – Ephemera (from Moments From Ephemeral City)
No-Man – Ocean Song (from Ocean Song)
Porcupine Tree – Orchidia (from Futile)
Genesis – Wot Gorilla? (from Wind & Wuthering)
Peter Gabriel – Excuse Me (from Peter Gabriel)
Cairo – Wiped Out (from Say)
Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost – Read The Cards (from The Blue Hour)
Lonely Robot – The Signal (from Under Stars)
Marillion – After Me (from Seasons End)
All About Eve – The Empty Dancehall (from Scarlet And Other Stories)
Kate Bush – Leave It Open (from The Dreaming)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – The New Stone Age (from Architecture & Morality)
CIRCU5 – The Chosen One – Baptism (from CIRCU5)
Amplifier – Black Rainbow (from Mystoria)
Barclay James Harvest – Mother Dear (from Barclay James Harvest)
Argent – Freefall (from Argent)
Chantel McGregor – Burn Your Anger (from Lose Control)
Tristan Park – Ambition (from Looking Homeward)
Sylvan – Encounters III: Your Source (from Encounters)
Lazuli – Tristes Moitiés (from Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse)
Tom Slatter – The Engine That Played Through Their Honeymoon (from Three Rows of Teeth)
David Bowie – Lady Stardust (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
Atomic Rooster – Space Cowboy (from Made in England)
Ayreon – Journey To Forever (from The Source)
Karibow – Through the Eyes of a Ghost: Part 2 Spectral Progression (from The Unchosen)
Osaka Punch – Funky Brother (from Voodoo Love Machine)
Amogh Symphony – Cats Can in Narnia (from IV)
Van Halen – Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen)
Plini – Ko Ki (from Ko Ki)
sleepmakeswaves – the obstacle is the path (from the obstacle is the path)
Zero Hour – Lies (from Dark Deceiver)
Cynthesis – A Most Trivial Pursuit (from ReEvolution)
Camel – Supertwister (from Mirage)
Jethro Tull – Ladies (from War Child)
O.S.I. – Our Town (from Free)
Queensrÿche – Surgical Strike (from Rage For Order)
Vôdûn – Mawu (from Possession)
Tengger Cavalry – Horseman (from Blood Sacrifice Shaman)
Van Halen – Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen)
Joey Eppard – The End is Begun (from Joey Eppard Live In Concert)

Spock’s Beard – June

Neal Morse Band – Overture (live)

Thank You Scientist – Shatner’s Lament

Pattern-Seeking Animals – No Burden Left To Carry

Neal Morse Band – Author of Confusion (live)

Starcastle – To The Fire Wind

Whiteside’s Daughter – Death by Hibachi

Bent Knee – Catch Light

Metaphysical Animation – Empyreal Souls

Raze the Maze – A Riot Is A Storm

a Light Sleeper – Blankly Stated Spaces

Thank You Scientist – Swarm (8-Bit, excerpt)

Thank You Scientist – Chromolgy

Thank You Scientist – Birdwatching

Moon Letters – Sunset of Man 

Leah – Edge of Your Sword (excerpt)

Nathan Whitehead – The Broken Road (excerpt)

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InsideOutMusic recently announced the signing of Philadelphia-based duo RISE TWAIN to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on the 6th September 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright) bring their collective years of direct and varied experience in writing, performing and recording music together for their impressive debut.

Today they launch the first single taken from the album, and you can listen to the track ‘Everspring’ here:

The band comments: “This is the first song on our debut album; it’s a banger! Smacks you in the face like a sexy waltz steeped in heated blues; unbridled in the chaos and birth of life.

The album is also now available to pre-order on Limited CD Digipak, 180g Black Vinyl LP + CD & as digital album here:

The track-listing is as follows:
1. Everspring
2. Golden
3. The Range
4. Lit Up
5. Death of Summer
6. Oh This Life
7. Prayers
8. Falling Skies
9. Into A Dream
10. That Is Love
Talking of how the duo came together: “I produced an album for J.D.’s original band, The Scenic Route”, says Kull, describing his first meeting with Beck in 2007. “They were a rocky, progressive kind of band, like a Jeff Buckley kind of thing. I was immediately drawn to his vocals. He’s such a strong singer.” Kull says he and Beck immediately hit it off, what he describes as an “inevitable connection.

Adds Beck, “I just knew I had to work with Brett on a higher level. When I came in to cut the vocals on the Scenic Route album, the way we worked together…some people you just gel with, and then some people you have a barrier with. Brett and I gelled.” They spoke of one day collaborating on their own project, which finally surfaces as Rise Twain.

Discussing the album’s musical direction, Beck notes, “There’s not a typical structural theme that we use over and over and over. ‘Organic’ is a word that comes to mind. Seeking openness through simplicity and allowing the complexity of music to exist without the necessity of overly packing it or overly processing it. With that we were able to achieve such a broad spectrum of sound, and a colossal sense of its existence, without having to have a billion guitars and a billion things put over top. There’s some colouring with strings and other embellishments, but it really is something very simple and stripped down, and it’s awesome.

Kull adds, “There’s a lot of complexity in this, but it’s not overt in the least bit. But yet, when you get into it, there’s all this really rich harmonic and dynamic stuff going on.

J.D. Beck: Piano, lead and backing vocals
Brett William Kull: Guitars, bass, keys, percussion, lead and backing vocals

RISE TWAIN online:



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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band will release their self-titled debut album in a weeks time on July 5th, 2019.

Today sees the launch of a brand new track titled ‘The Same Mistakes Again’, and you can listen to it now here:

John Boegehold comments: “The story of a man who messed up a relationship determined to learn from history or be condemned to hear that George Santayana quote repeated to him for eternity.

They recently lanched a play-through video courtesy of Ted Leonard for their last single ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’. Watch it here:

Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here:

Listen to the previously released track ‘No Burden Left To Carry Here’:

The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:
shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine
a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives
this album is a must have.” – Progressive Music Planet

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.

The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order now here:

The track-listing is as follows:
1. No Burden Left To Carry
2. The Same Mistakes Again
3. Orphans Of The Universe
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King
5. Fall Away
6. These Are My Things
7. We Write The Ghost Stories
8. No Land’s Man
9. Stars Along The Way

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.



Northern Star 27th June 2019

Pride in Prog N Rock!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. Alan Reed – Begin Again
  2. The Enid – Leviticus
  3. The Velvet Underground – Ocean
  4. Kim Seviour – Connect
  5. David Bowie – Queen Bitch
  6. John Martyn – Over The Rainbow
  7. Angel Vivaldi – A Mercurian Summer
  8. Tom Robinson – Pub Hassle
  9. Shineback – Rise Up Forgotten, Return destroyed
  10. Transatlantic – Goodbye Yellow brick Road
  11. We Are Kin – Leave me be
  12. The Tangent – A sale of Two souls
  13. Fanny – Beside Myself
  14. Nad Sylvan – Whoa (Always Been Without You)
  15. Tool – Right In Two
  16. Tom Slatter – Name In file
  17. This winter machine – Carnivale
  18. The Room – It’s Not My Home
  19. Jobriath – Gone Tomorrow
  20. Coheed and Cambria – The black Rainbow
  21. Sleepmakeswaves – Midnight Sun
  22. Drifting Sun – Chase the rainbow
  23. IQ – Further Away
  24. Tom Robinson – Glad to be gay 79

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Broadcast 22nd June 2019

Ray Wilson – Congo
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)
Maybe – Corvette
My Tin Apple – The Queen Of Shadows
John Beagley – Put The Knife Down
Be Bop Deluxe – Crying To The Sky
Karfagen – Incantation (Part 1)
Karfagen – Incantation (Part 2)
Santana – Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
T – The End Of Always
Nik Kershaw – Radio-Musicola
Devin Townsend – Sprite
The Prophets Of Zarquon – Tunnels
Gabriele Baldocci – Love Of My Life
Jan Hammer – The Seventh Day
Big Big Train – Home Song
Max Bacon – The Little Red Hooding Ride
Ray Wilson – Calling All Stations

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 295 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Van Der Graaf Generator – Theme One
  • Freedom To Glide – Holding On
  • Freedom To Glide – No Turning Back
  • Gravity Stone – Ascent
  • King Crimson – In The Wake Of Poseidon
  • Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill – This Is Where
  • Le Orme – Sospesi Nell’incredibile
  • Le Orme – Canzone D’amore
  • Le Orme – Ritorno Al Nulla
  • Thank You Scientist – Terraformer
  • Joni Mitchell – Hejira
  • Weather Report – A Remark You Made
  • Jaco Pastorius – Come On, Come Over
  • RPWL – What I Really Need
  • Chance – From Here To Infinity
  • Loonypark – Time Lines
  • Santana – Flor De Canela
  • Santana – Promise Of A Fisherman
  • Moonrise – Like An Arrow
  • Supersister – A Girl Named You
  • porcupine Tree – Burning Sky
  • The Physics House Band – Death Sequence III
  • The Tirith – The Nostalgia Sequence

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