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Album Review : Primus’ ‘The Desaturating Seven’

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Futurism and progressive rock go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the new offering from The Amorphous Androgynous has given listeners the same hearty feeling of nostalgia. In collaboration with Van der Graaf Generator frontman Peter Hammill, Amorphous Androgynous (AKA The Future Sound of London) marks their return to new music with a clip …

IT WAS quite a thing when ANTI- secured the signature of globe-straddling modern soundtrack composer extraordinaire Danny Elfman last year; yep, the Sunset Boulevard-based label which brings us Andy Shauf, Yves Jarvis, M. Ward, Jolie Holland, Fleet Foxes et al, teaming up with the man behind the theme from The Simpsons and soundtracks to such …

TRANSATLANTIC – the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are set to release their fifth studio album ‘The Absolute Universe’, on the 5th February 2021 (see here). Before that the band have, so far, released two singles. First being Overture/Reaching For The Sky, the second single called ‘The Absolute Universe’. Mike …

Transatlantic, the prog supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas have shared the video for new single ‘Overture / Reaching For The Sky’, which is taken from their new album ‘The Absolute Universe’, set for release on the 5th February 2021 (InsideOutMusic). Its also the first piece of music from these guys since 2014. Mike Portnoy comments:  …

Transatlantic – the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to announce their fifth studio album ‘The Absolute Universe’, set for release on the 5th February 2021. Representing the band’s first new music since 2014’s ‘Kaleidoscope’, with ‘The Absolute Universe’ the band have done something unique and created two versions …

SEALAND AIRLINES, the up ‘n’ coming Ukrainian prog quartet comprised of keyboardist Andrii Davydenko, guitarist Mykhailo Kanafotskyi; bassist and vocalist Artem Bemba, who also lends a little keyboards, flute and violin to proceedings, and drummer Iurii Khomik, have pooled their musical experience and taste to transport you to their world, taking up the journey in …

WHAT started life as a side project – a chance for Andy Tillison, Parallel or 90 Degrees keyboard player, to kick back and explore some other deep musical avenues in the company of like minds – has really taken on a life of its own this past decade. Beginning with the twin-suite sequence of The …

SOMETIMES the musical DNA of a city seeps into your bones.  At first listen the fourth release from London-Leeds-based alt-rock quintet The Long Faces, “Sail Away”, would seem to give no clues. Big, strong, theatrical vocals with a hint of vibrato sit atop complex guitar figures, spiralling away over a twelve-string.  That’s until you learn …

London experimental metal 4-piece Asian Death Crustacean will be releasing their debut album, Baikal, this June. The forthcoming album combines their breadth of influences in extreme progressive metal, electronic/ambient music and the London underground jazz scene into an exploration of the themes of metamorphosis and self-transformation.  ‘Baikal Part II’ is the first track to be …

When Primus put out their musical tribute to the Gene Wilder classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the aptly-titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Orchestra back in 2014, everything about the Bay area prog/funk/freak trio seemed to make perfect sense. Les Claypool, the elastic bass genius and singer for the band has …