Progressive Music Essays

Neo-Prog – “Whats 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 enigmatic frontman Peter Gabriel, have lost guitarist Steve Hackett and are about to leave their progressive sound in the past. If this wasn’t distressing enough for a prog fan….


Moving Pictures: Moving Rush into the ‘Limelight’?

Moving Pictures’ was the eighth studio album released by Rush in 1981, a band that had thus far in their career created definitive prog epics such as ‘2112’ and ‘Hemispheres’. However, this is a vital record in the respect that it acted as a musical keystone; it fused their past silk kimono wearing, prog epic days with a new approach inspired by the ever changing musical context they were living in.

A Matter of Discipline – King Crimson’s ‘Discipline’

As an album this was brave in many ways; new line-up, new instruments and ambitious experiments with sound that certainly differs from the sound of earlier albums such as ‘Red’ and ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’. Therefore, it is fair to call this a true example of ‘prog’ rock due to Fripp’s determinationContinue reading “A Matter of Discipline – King Crimson’s ‘Discipline’”

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