“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”

“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 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”

“Keeping Crimson Alive in 2020” – ‘Scarlet Hands’ by Shallow Green

Shallow Green are an American prog band from New Jersey which formed in 2018 when drummer John Bonacorso began to fulfil his desire to form a prog band by teaming up with guitarist and vocalist Jack Mangan. After holding auditions, Steve Riccobono was then picked to play the role of bass player in the bandContinue reading ““Keeping Crimson Alive in 2020” – ‘Scarlet Hands’ by Shallow Green”

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’”

Out there for all to see: a review of debut EP ‘Frames’ by Solid Sky

Solid Sky is an Austrian progressive metal/rock band that was founded in 2015 by music students Gideon Clark (vocals) and Valentin Walch (guitar). After many lineup changes in the rhythm section, a solid formation was established with bassist Lukas Felician Krasel and drummer Jakob Johannsen. This solid lineup marks their first non-single release with theContinue reading “Out there for all to see: a review of debut EP ‘Frames’ by Solid Sky”