This week’s Prog-Watch is an entire show dedicated to prog rock classic tracks! I’m spinning tunes by Genesis, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, King Crimson, Kansas, The Alan Parson Project, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and Caravan! Our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, is also doing a Progressive Discoveries segment on a classic album… Breathless by Camel! Come along as Prog-Watch goes “old school”!
This week on Prog-Watch it’s another of my themed specials, and the theme is family! Every song has to do with family and especially close family members (Mother, Father, Sister and Brother)! Music will be supplied by great classic and contemporary artists, including Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, Pendragon, Alan Parsons, Renaissance, Seven Steps To The Green Door, Queen, IO Earth, Traffic, The Nice, The Who, Dukes Of The Orient, and Peter Gabriel! Come along for a fun ride!
On this week’s Prog-Watch my very special guest is the one and only Martin Barre of Jethro Tull fame! Martin and I talk Tull and his solo career, and along the way there is plenty of great music…a few Tull tunes on which Martin really shines, and lots of great music from his solo albums, including a few from his fabulous new album “Roads Less Travelled”!
This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! My usual criteria apply: an EPIC must be over 10 minutes long; and we will hear one for each major decade of our favorite genre! This time we’ll hear music from The Flower Kings, Big Big Train, Southern Empire, Jethro Tull and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe!
I hope you will join me for some wonderful, modern rock symphonies!
This week on Prog-Watch I’m shaking the family tree of one of my favorite bands of all time…Jethro Tull! So much great stuff shakes out, including music from Blodwyn Pig, Aviator, solo Ian Anderson, solo Martin Barre, and some real lost gems from the late Glenn Cornick’s Wild Turkey!
The podcast for this week’s Prog-Watch is now available at Progwatch.com
For this week’s program I’ve put together a variety show with a little tribute to the late Colin Tench. We’ll hear a new one from the Colin Tench Project, and two from a couple of his other projects, BunChakeze and Corvus Stone. I’ll also be spinning lots of great stuff from The Fierce & The Dead, Fractal Mirror, Bram Stoker, Jethro Tull, Steven Wilson, Downes-Braide Association, Rush, Spiral Key, and Somnambulist.
Review by BrufordFreak — New to me as of this album, I am blown away by Steve's innovative and refreshing approach to a melodic multi-instrumental (and multi-dimensional) Berlin School-type of electronic music. Steve merges recognizable instruments with computer generated "noise music," arpeggiated sequences, and even ambient techno synth washes and rhythms.1. "Cloudloss" (3:45) a strangely […]
Review by BrufordFreak — I totally resonate with the word "resolution" that I've seen used to describe the music of this album; the grieving process that began with 2017's Mysterium must be complete (as complete as grieving ever gets) for that is the feeling one comes away with after hearing this collection of calm, soothing […]
Review by TCat — a.P.A.t.T. is quite an off-the-wall project that has been releasing albums and EPs since the turn of the decade. No one really knows what their exact purpose is, but in 2013, they came close to exposing that purpose by performing a piece of music that was composed and played by following […]
Review by JJLehto — A solid, though unspectacular, album. Possibly the best they've made in 16 years.If this seems like an odd, or snarky, headline it's a reflection of DT's output for the past decade and a half. Dream Theater has been putting out inconsistent or mediocre albums since Train of Thought. They seem to […]
Review by UMUR — "Syntheosis" is the debut full-length studio album by Finnish doom metal act Waste of Space Orchestra. The album was released through Svart Records in April 2019. Waste of Space Orchestra is a collaboration project between the members of Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising and was originally formed with the goal […]
Review by siLLy puPPy — It's very rare when a modern metal band crafts a sound that is totally unique but that's exactlywhat the umlaut loving avant-garde / experimental goth-doom metal act ÖXXÖ XÖÖX has done. It's beenfour years since the lauded "Nämïdäë" hit the scene on the Blood label which created a triumphantmastery of […]
Review by TCat — Perihellium was founded in 2004 as a Progressive Metal outfit originally consisting of founder Gerard Wrobel (guitar, keyboard). The band's second full length album "Prototype" was released in November of 2019 consisting of Wrobel also supplying vocals along with his guitar and synth work with Piotr Tokarz (bass) and Seweryn Blasiak […]
Review by rdtprog — In Continuum is another project from Dave Kerzner after the end of Sound of Contact because of the departure of 2 members and financial problems. The music here is an evolution of Sound of Contact with the same inspiration of Dave coming from the 70's prog of Yes, Genesis and more […]
Review by TCat — Enigmatic Infinity is the project of classically trained guitarist and composer Nandor Tombor from Hungary. However, he moved to progressive metal after being impressed by the works of various guitar gods. In November of 2019, Tombor released his 2nd album 'The Shadow Out of Time' under this moniker, and while he […]
Review by rogerthat — A year ago, Rainburn had released their first full length album Insignify. Earlier this year, they did a few shows promoting the album as well. Now, having also found a home with the label Unherd, Rainburn have brought out an EP titled Resignify. As the title indicates, it is a revisit […]