This week’s Prog-Watch is an ALL NEW Variety program with lots of great stuff from some artists who are new to the show and some returning favorites! We’ll hear new music from The Gift, Rob Cottingham, Lazleitt, iamthemorning, Mindspeak, We Are Kin, and Nomadic Horizon! On top of all that, we will also have a house call from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by the German band Cyril!
This week on Prog-Watch I’m serving up a Variety program with music from Cyril, Kinetic Element, The Far Meadow, and Coma Rossi, plus newcomers Last Flight To Pluto and Astralingua! Also, I’ll have some Guest DJ selections chosen by long-time listener Rick Gibbs. Rick has suggested some great songs by IQ, Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot, and Subsignal! So I hope you will join me!
Review by BrufordFreak — Now this is different! I like variety--and bands that experiment and grow. The album starts out with some very unusual and different sounds and styles (for Dirk Jan Müller) but then seem to revert to more traditional Kosmische Musik forms and styles. I would love to hear more "new" stuff like […]
Review by Rivertree — CHRIS FUNK is known as one member of Progressive Folk band The Decemberists most notably. Now in 2020 he's offering a solo effort, however way more tending towards the psychedelic genre here. Sound-wise akin to some Lorenzo Woodrose projects, one can say. I mean the more prog rooted exemplars like 'Dragontears' […]
Review by ssmarcus — Mekong Delta's Tales of a Future Past is the second record I've listened to this year by a veteran German prog metal group that is still somehow pushing out high quality music; the other being Ivanhoe's Blood and Gold. While historically considered a progressive thrash metal band, the music on this […]
Review by tszirmay — One of the greatest challenges any artist must overcome lies in its ability to surpass a previous masterpiece, finding the narrow source of consistency in inspiration to constantly go beyond and come up with a new offering. Often, some artists decide to alter their sound or style and forge into new […]
Review by Rivertree — If you're looking for entertaining progressive rock music, Chicago's ZIP TANG are a recommended choice indeed. Definitely experienced, since this will be album number six in the meanwhile, wow. Although, after all, their first concept album on the other side. 'She Sleeps Beneath The Fullerton Bridge' advises the cover illustration, provided […]
Review by Grumpyprogfan — This EP is leavings from "Falling Satellites". One item lacking on this, keyboard dominated, release is the stellar guitar work of John Mitchell. In fact, I don't hear any. What a shame. He is a big part of this band and without his input, the music is not as strong. Musically, […]
Review by Pastor of puppets — I didn't know this band before but I kept seeing the name these last days. As soon as I decided to search them on Spotify I was kind of amazed by their music.Airbag don't struggle to write music, it feels that it just comes naturally. The album flows like […]
Review by foregonillusions — I've been meaning to listen to The Tea Club for years, but never did I pull the trigger. However, with this release they demanded attention, and now I feel foolish for ignoring a very good band. While every song present on this album is worthwhile, expect for possibly "Sinking Ship", I'll […]
Review by SouthSideoftheSky — No earthly connection Is it possible that Rick Wakeman could have released his best ever solo album some five decades into his recording career? Yes, it is possible! I must admit that I have not heard absolutely every record he has made - he has made so (too?) many. But a […]
Review by kurtrongey — Four roomy instrumental tracks. These very capable musicians from Malmo, Sweden have made a big impression with fans of hot playing with that certain sound of 70s instrumentation. I heard their previous album but although you gotta love the sound of Rhodes, organ and the warm vibes, I wasn't captivated by […]