“Uncovering The Secrets Behind The Cabinet Doors!” – ‘The Crimson Cabinet’ by Starfish64

Starfish64 are a German progressive rock band led by the versatile Dieter Hoffmann (guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming). Formed in 2006, Hoffman originally created Starfish64 as an outlet for his acoustic, singer-songwriter solo work but with progressive elements creeping into his sound, Hoffman inducted Henrik Kopp (drums), Dominik Suhl (guitar) and Martin Powell (bass, guitar, keyboard,Continue reading ““Uncovering The Secrets Behind The Cabinet Doors!” – ‘The Crimson Cabinet’ by Starfish64″

“A Farewell to Rush (Almost!)” – How 2112 saved Rush’s Career!

It’s 1975 and Rush are in trouble. There was an initial feeling of pride permeating within the trio when they first listened back to their ambitious third studio album Caress of Steel. It was certainly a development from the straightforward rock imbued Fly By Night, as the band began experimenting with longer song forms, complexContinue reading ““A Farewell to Rush (Almost!)” – How 2112 saved Rush’s Career!”

“Blasting Their Way Into The Prog Universe!” – ‘Cosmos’ by Sunset Junkies

Sunset Junkies are a heavy prog band from Australia led by the creative impetus of Byron Short (guitar and vocals) and aided by the majestic vocals of Ellie Jane. Stefan Fuller (bass) and Daniel Trickett (drums) complete the lineup. Despite the impeding effects of covid on the live music scene, Sunset Junkies have much toContinue reading ““Blasting Their Way Into The Prog Universe!” – ‘Cosmos’ by Sunset Junkies”

Guest Post: Bidi – ‘Dans Ma Bulle’ (2020) by Prog Loop!

“Bidi released his debut EP on the 2nd of December, 2020, after 6 years in the making. The EP contains elements of rock ‘n roll, such as distorted power-chord riffs on the guitar, electronic sounds establishing a mysterious atmosphere, prog metal runs, a 10-person vocal orchestra, and even orchestral or big band parts. The multi-facetedContinue reading “Guest Post: Bidi – ‘Dans Ma Bulle’ (2020) by Prog Loop!”

Interview with Kevin Storm: Fleetburner and Their Debut Album!

Fleetburner is the metal/rock project belonging to Dutch guitarist Kevin Storm. For the first time, Storm has allowed himself the complete creative freedoms to create his own untampered vision. The close bond Storm has with this project is evident on Fleetburner’s debut album; an emotional rollercoaster, you can clearly tell that Storm has written thisContinue reading “Interview with Kevin Storm: Fleetburner and Their Debut Album!”

“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”