Welcome to "Postcards", the latest mix of modern day progressive music that is issue 79 of Prog Magazine's cover disc. Plenty of recognisable names are on offer this month. There's brand new music from UK prog rockers Threshold featuring new (or rather returned) vocalist Glynn Morgan, more ebullient grooves from Amplifier's hot new platter "Trippin' With Dr Faustus" and ex-Touchstone singer Kim Seviour makes her first solo forays with "Call To Action". There's also classy new Magenta music from "We Are Legend" in the form of "Trojan", the return of US proggers Discipline and fellow US proggers Circuline, who recently made their first trip to the UK for dates with IO Earth…
Welcome to the latest mix of new progressive sounds on this equally new Prog magazine cover disc. Brand new Amplifier and Cosmograf. Up and coming British prog from Koyo and Kylver, while the appearance of Tim Burness may evoke memories of the 80s for you. James Ivanyi and the brilliantly named Orsome Welles hoist the Aussie prog flag high, and Mumpbeak, Gaudi and Bubblemath offer something a little more left field.
Welcome to the latest mix of new progressive sounds on this equally new Prog magazine cover disc. IQ, Cheer-Accident, Fish On Friday, Miriodor and more.
Welcome to the latest mix of new progressive sounds on this equally new Prog magazine cover disc. There's brand new Voyager, Big Big Train, Goldray, White Willow and Ayreon, all featuring highly anticipated tracks from their latesr releases. We also feature a track from Arkansas-based band Pallbearer. Traditionally known as a doom band, their love of progressive rock has seen them expand their sound on new album Heartless, hense the inclusion of "I Saw The End" on this CD. And of course there's Damanek, the project featuring Guy Manning, Sean Timms, Luke Machin, Dan Mash and Marek Arnold. "Long Time Shadow Falls" does not disappoint.
Two years after the death of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk, this very unusual and quite memorable double-LP tribute was put together. Producer Hal Willner's most successful project, the 23 interpretations of Monk originals all feature a different group of all-star players and stretch beyond jazz. Some of the performances are fairly straightforward while others are quite eccentric; certainly the crazy duet on "Four in One" by altoist Gary Windo and Todd Rundgren (on synthesizers and drum machines) and the version of "Shuffle Boil" featuring John Zorn on game calls (imitating the sound of ducks) are quite unique. There are many colorful moments throughout the project and the roster of musicians is remarkable: Bobby McFerrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, Joe Jackson, Steve Lacy, Dr. John, Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly, the Fowler Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Barry Harris, Was (Not Was) and many others. There is not a slow moment or uninteresting selection on this highly recommended set.
Welcome to the latest mix of progressive music that makes up the contents for the new Prog magazine cover disc. We kick off with a couple of tracks taken from the much-anticipated new albums from Mostky Autumn and Blackfield, and "Tomorrow Dies" and "Family Man" most certainly do not disappoint. Then we have a trio of great new acts making their Prog debuts: Koyo, Serpentyne and Kaprekar's Constant - all with different and unique sounds, and all of whom you'll be reading more about in future issues of Prog. Beatrix Players, Grice and The Mighty Handful have all appeared on our CD before, and we welcome them back with open arms, before we close with the heavy psych vibe of Jerusalem and the eclectic approach of the aptly-named Intrigue. A great selection of diverse sounds from this wonderful progressive universe that we are lucky enough to write about.
Welcome to P52, Prog magazine's second cover CD for 2017. You don't get much bigger than Steve Hackett, here with Hungarian jazz band Djabe, lending a new twist to Steve's own The Steppes. Or Oceans Of Slumber, who boldly take on the Moody Blues' Nights In White Satin in emphatic style. Or Japan/Porcupine Tree keysman Richard Barbieri, with new, jazz-flecked solo fare, and of course Touchstone and Ghost Community, who weigh in with some grand, melodic music. Elsewhere, the UK's Beatrix Players add melancholic beauty, and Multi Story complex intrigue. New Australian bands Anubis and Hemina show there's some exciting new music being made Down Under, and Jug Bundish do the same for Costa Rican prog.
Welcome to P51, Prog magazine's first cover CD for 2017. This first CD of the new year is certainly overflowing with promise. We feature former Limelight artist Baltic Fleet alongside Polymatters and Nerissa Schwarz, who seem to veer towards the synth side of prog. Then there are some real prog bangers in the shape of Kepler Ten, Kyros, The Fringe and Seas of Mirth, who can't fail to get the foot tapping and the head nodding. There's some stylish progressive rock from Glass Hammer and Aisles, and also from newbie Bugenhagen. Ten tracks of different styles, maybe, but all of the same level of quality.
Welcome to another Prog magazine cover CD. There's well-known names in Big Big Train, Circuline, Deckchair Poets and jazz rocker Bobby Previte.