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White Willow - Ex Tenebris (Remaster)

White Willow – Ex Tenebris (Remaster)

This is the second in a series of six White Willow re-releases on Karisma Records and is presented for the first time on vinyl, with the original cover artwork. Ex Tenebris was White Willow’s second album and has been remastered…

Cosmograf - Live At The 1865 (The Official Bootleg)

Cosmograf – Live At The 1865 (The Official Bootleg)

Robin Armstrong is releasing an unexpected live album of one of Cosmograf’s rare performances, in May 2023 at the 1865 venue in Southampton (now firmly established as one of THE essential Prog venues in the U.K.) ‘The Official Bootleg’ subtitle…

ADA#93 (A Different Aspect)

A Different Aspect #93

Featured artists: Alter Ego | Wombat Supernova | Malwina Zero | Oddtomatic Kicking off the ADA section for 2024 (yes… we know it’s April) we have bite-sized reviews of just some of the recent instrumental albums & EPs to land…

The Round Window - Everywhere & Nowhere

The Round Window – Everywhere & Nowhere

Everywhere & Nowhere is the impressive second album by The Round Window. This is a band from Colchester in Essex formed by the father and son duo of Rich and Tom Lock, in 2018 and subsequently joined by the other…

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ADA#93 (A Different Aspect)

A Different Aspect #93

Featured artists: Alter Ego | Wombat Supernova | Malwina Zero | Oddtomatic Kicking off the ADA section for 2024 (yes… we know it’s April) we have bite-sized reviews of just some of the recent instrumental albums & EPs to land…

A Different Aspect #92

Featured artists: Cédric Theys | Great North Star | Siobhan McCrudden | Daniel Crommie | Exowst Scotland Rounding off the ADA section for 2023 we have five bite-sized reviews taking a snapshot of just some of the albums, EPs and…

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Solstice / Ebony Buckle

Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands Saturday, 30th March 2024 A year ago, British prog/folk rock band Solstice performed during the tenth Progdreams Festival at the Zoetermeer Boerderij. The people who were there couldn’t stop talking about the show, by this British…

Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad / Stuckfish

Innisfree Sports & Social Club, Newcastle Saturday, 9th March 2024 It was certainly another great evening of driving, melodic prog rock in the North-East with Franck Carducci returning to the Innisfree Social Club, less than 7 months after their last…

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Fusion 5: Day Three

The Civic Hall, Stourport Sunday, 3rd March 2024 MONKEY TRIAL (David Edwards) Day 3 started out in a soothing and chilled-out fashion with the ambient prog and electronica soundscapes of MONKEYTRIAL. I’ve seen them several times and always enjoy the…

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Fusion 5: Day Two

The Civic Hall, Stourport Saturday, 2nd March 2024 RUBY DAWN (David Edwards) Carola Baer’s Ruby Dawn started proceedings wonderfully on Day 2 of Fusion 5 – with another captivating, dreamy and hypnotic set of prog and groove-led rhythm, focusing on…

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Fusion 5: Day One

The Civic Hall, Stourport Friday, 1st March 2024 The ever growing Fusion Festival was held at the beginning of March with attendees gathering from around the U.K., Europe and even the U.S.A., such is the growing attraction of this excellent…

John Hackett Band (with Heather Findlay) at Darlington Forum 15 March 2024

John Hackett Band / Heather Findlay

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington Friday, 15th March 2024 John Hackett and his band returned to the Forum in Darlington after 18 months and gave a truly exceptional performance of progressive rock full of diversity, swirling with a myriad of…

Soft Machine

Soft Machine

Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Thursday, 22nd February 2024 It’s cold and wet outside, but inside the cosy confines of Acapela it’s warm and filled with the smell of freshly baked pizza. Arriving fairly early to make sure I could grab…

Richard Wileman & Chantelle Smith

Richard Wileman & Chantelle Smith / VÄLVĒ

The Victoria, Swindon Sunday 18th February 2024 The Vic is a lovely venue, friendly and welcoming with an excellent stage room downstairs, today laid out with seats to rest the weary bones of the 30+ lucky audients who have assembled…

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Sydney Taieb – Atlantis Chronicles - TPA interview

Sydney Taieb – Atlantis Chronicles

The Parisian aquatically-themed prog metal group Atlantis Chronicles was formed in 2010 and released their third album Nera in 2022. The group’s impressive musicianship stayed with reviewer Basil Francis who decided to seek out drummer Sydney Taieb for some more…

Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train)

Nick D’Virgilio – Big Big Train

Following the release of Big Big Train‘s (BBT) fifteenth studio album, The Likes of Us, TPA’s Alex Driessen was given the opportunity to interview one of the members of this originally British band. The choice fell on American drummer/singer Nick…

Storm Deva

Storm Deva

A week or two before Christmas, TPA’s Roger Trenwith sat down with Carollyn Eden and Stuart Clark, a.k.a Storm Deva, and they had a good old natter, discussing their backgrounds, how the band formed, their influences and the recently released…

V Ä L V Ē, Chloe Herington (right)

Chlöe Herington – V Ä L V Ē

Chlöe Herington is a woman with a long history on the prog-adjacent fringes of this weird scene we inhabit. TPA’s Roger Trenwith had a chance to chat with her about her project V Ä L V Ē, their imminent new…

Peter Horvath - The Anderson Council

Peter Horvath – The Anderson Council

After seeing The Anderson Council’s incendiary performance at a local venue in New Jersey, TPA’s John Giordano was able to grab a few words with vocalist/guitarist Peter Horvath and lead guitarist Michael Potenza. The two were both warm and engaging,…

John Boegehold – Pattern-Seeking Animals

John Boegehold – Pattern-Seeking Animals

Not only is John Boegehold of Pattern-Seeking Animals one of the more prolific artists working in any genre today, he is one of the warmest, most gregarious persons you could hope to meet. The following is an edited (no, really)…