“Rolling Around In The Glorious Mud” – ‘Quiet Days On Earth’ by Electric Mud

Electric Mud are a post-progressive duo from Germany comprising of Hagen Bretschneider and Nico Walser. I would usually attempt to give you an overview of the artist’s main sound but on this occasion I struggle as these guys refuse to be compartmentalised. Having heard of this studio-based duo and the original sounds emanating from theirContinue reading ““Rolling Around In The Glorious Mud” – ‘Quiet Days On Earth’ by Electric Mud”

“The Tale Of Royer The Wizard!” – ‘Wizard At Work Part 1’ by Jeff Royer

Jeff Royer is a 28 year old solo artist from California, working away in his small cabin on Palomar Mountain in San Diego – this is where the magic happens! He is another one of those astounding musicians who love being entirely independent, writing, recording and producing all of his own material unaided. His 2019Continue reading ““The Tale Of Royer The Wizard!” – ‘Wizard At Work Part 1’ by Jeff Royer”

“Putting The ‘Solo’ In Solo Project!” – ‘Clair Obscur’ by Nicolas Willot

Nicolas Willot is a 22 year old solo artist from France who was introduced to music through learning the tuba, trumpet and piano. But at the age of 16, it was the guitar that Willot favoured initiating his interest in prog rock, in-particular Pink Floyd and the 60s psychedelic scene. In 2016 with his creativityContinue reading ““Putting The ‘Solo’ In Solo Project!” – ‘Clair Obscur’ by Nicolas Willot”

“A Smooth Ascent In The World Of Prog!” – ‘Flown’ by Dim Gray

Dim Gray are a post-progressive trio from Norway consisting of Håkon Høiberg (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), Oskar Holldorf (vocals, piano, synths) and Tom Ian Klungland (drum kit, percussion). With a sound that they describe as a “blend of Radiohead and Fleet Foxes”, Dim Gray combine a rich palette of mellow soundscapes with an indieContinue reading ““A Smooth Ascent In The World Of Prog!” – ‘Flown’ by Dim Gray”

“Immerse Yourself…But Don’t Lose Yourself!” – ‘Vodälse’ by LEVT

LEVT is an ambient, post-rock project led by Sväro Stungett, a musician who, having previously felt restricted in band situations, is relishing in the creative freedoms available to him as a solo artist. LEVT’s debut release ‘Vodälse’, is symbolic of this change in Stungett’s career; the albums concept explores the journey of birth which, onContinue reading ““Immerse Yourself…But Don’t Lose Yourself!” – ‘Vodälse’ by LEVT”

“A Cave You Would Happily Be Trapped In!” – ‘Back to The Cave’ by Odin Irgel Rock

Odin Irgel Rock is the solo project belonging to Rodrigo Nickel, a saxophone and composition graduate at the conservatory of Brazilian music in the state of Paraná. Nickel’s solo career began with his self-titled debut album that he recorded all by himself in his home; however, a chance to play at a rock festival inContinue reading ““A Cave You Would Happily Be Trapped In!” – ‘Back to The Cave’ by Odin Irgel Rock”

“A Grand Tour Around the Sites and Sounds of PAARIS!” – ‘NORA’ by PAARIS

PAARIS is the solo project spearheaded by guitarist, composer and producer Enrique Marquez Paris from Caracas, Venezuela. A well seasoned musician, Paris has done the rounds with multiple bands and artists for over 18 years, gracing these lucky people with his enviable skill for the guitar. In fact, this six-stringed wonder is the driving forceContinue reading ““A Grand Tour Around the Sites and Sounds of PAARIS!” – ‘NORA’ by PAARIS”

“Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem

Pyramid Theorem are a Canadian progressive metal band from Ontario. Founded in the late 2000’s, the lineup consists of Sam Ermellini (lead guitar, vocals), Christian Di Mambro (bass, vocals), Stephan Di Mambro (keyboards, guitar, vocals) and Vito De Francesco (drums). Since their formation, this talented quartet have established themselves as heavyweight players in the worldContinue reading ““Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem”

“A Growing Talent on the Horizon!” – ‘Fata Morgana’ by Opus Symbiosis

Opus Symbiosis are a modern/experimental progressive rock band from Ostrobothnia, Finland. The band formed in 2003 with current members including Christine Sten (vocals), Victor Sågfors (guitar, keyboards), Daniel Hjerppe (drums) and Janet Kackur (bass) but the band often feature guest musicians on their studio releases. The band have released four albums since their formation, eachContinue reading ““A Growing Talent on the Horizon!” – ‘Fata Morgana’ by Opus Symbiosis”

Neo-Prog: What’s with the ‘neo’ anyway?

Picture this: we are heading towards the end of the 70s, in which the golden age of the progressive rock movement is in a state of turmoil. King Crimson are currently inactive, the members of Yes are in disagreement over musical direction and are soon to lose Anderson and Wakeman, whilst Genesis, already without enigmaticContinue reading “Neo-Prog: What’s with the ‘neo’ anyway?”