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A Different Aspect #94

Featured artists: Davey Dodds & Friends | Regna | The Twenty Committee | Exowst Scotland Five bite-sized reviews of some of the recent and not so recent albums & singles to land at TPA HQ: • Davey Dodds & Friends…

Yes – Talk [30th Anniversary: 4CD Boxset]

Yes – Talk [30th Anniversary: 4CD Boxset]

Talk, the fourteenth studio album by British progressive rock legends Yes, was first released on 21 March 1994 and is often referred to as the ‘lost’ Yes album. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the album has been reissued as a…

Kaipa - Sommargryningsljus

Kaipa – Sommargryningsljus

Kaipa, who were first formed in 1973, and went on to become legendary within the Swedish music scene and further afield, here they return with their 15th studio album Sommargryningsljus. This is the follow up to their last release Urskog…

Andy Nixon - The Waterline

Andy Nixon – The Waterline

I grew up by the sea, happy, carefree hours spent playing on sandy shorelines, excitedly scrabbling over rocks as the waves noisily threatened frothy sprays of water, and exhilaration from the wind dancing in your hair as you scamper along…

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A Different Aspect #94

Featured artists: Davey Dodds & Friends | Regna | The Twenty Committee | Exowst Scotland Five bite-sized reviews of some of the recent and not so recent albums & singles to land at TPA HQ: • Davey Dodds & Friends…

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…

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Prog For Peart 2024: Day Two

Abingdon United Football Club, Oxfordshire Saturday, 13th July, 2024 TPA returned to Abingdon United Football Club in Oxfordshire for the fourth Prog For Peart festival, with fourteen bands to entertain the prog faithful over two days, all in aid of…

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Prog For Peart 2024 – Day One

Abingdon United Football Club, Oxfordshire Friday, 12th July, 2024 TPA returned to Abingdon United Football Club in Oxfordshire for the fourth Prog For Peart festival, with fourteen bands to entertain the prog faithful over two days, all in aid of…

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear at Darlington Forum Music Centre 2024

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear

Forum Music Studios, Darlington Tuesday, 2nd July 2024 It proved a triumphant return to his home town of Darlington for Dave Bainbridge, accompanied by his musical partner of many years, Sally Minnear. Now largely based in the United States with…

Soundle Music Festival 2024 - Day Two

Soundle Music Festival: Day Two

The Key Theatre, Peterborough Sunday, 2nd June 2024 THE BEGGS SISTERS (Graham Thomas) Opening act on Sunday, an unenviable slot perhaps, was the Beggs Sisters, and they proved to be an ideal choice, and a healthy crowd turned up to…

Soundle Music Festival 2024 - Day One

Soundle Music Festival: Day One

The Key Theatre, Peterborough Saturday, 1st June 2024 THAT JOE PAYNE (Graham Thomas) Soundle 2024 kicked off with a riveting solo performance from That Joe Payne. He comes onstage wearing white distressed jeans and his home made George Michael inspired…

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The Brackish / Sweetpool / Jon Hunt

Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden, London Sunday, 16th June 2024 JON HUNT Many, many moons ago I wrote an appraisal of Jon Hunt’s compilation album Morning Sun, which I am well chuffed to discover is still being used on his advertising flyer.…

Yes at the Royal Albert Hall 2024

Yes

Royal Albert Hall, London Tuesday 4th June 2024 After attending shows in Belgium and the Netherlands, I simply couldn’t turn down an invitation to attend the closing show of the ‘Classic Tales Of Yes’ tour in the safe haven of…

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The Paradox Twin

South Street Arts Centre, Reading Thursday 20th June 2024 I can’t believe it was 2018 when I first encountered (and reviewed) the enthralling debut album, The Importance of Mr Bedlam. The scintillating fusion of intense musicianship with captivating storytelling creates…

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Carmen

Carmen

Carmen was one of the most unusual and original outfits to emerge from the original progressive movement in the early 1970s. Hailing from America but based in the UK while singing songs about Spain, Carmen concocted their own brand of…

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Lionel Beltrami – Asia Minor

Prog has always been about the fusion of genres, but Middle Eastern influences are rarely represented. Enter Asia Minor, forming in Paris in the early 70s and releasing only two albums before splitting in 1982. The Turkish trio brought fresh…

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Andy Tillison – The Tangent

Andy Tillison has just come out of lockdown. Not a Covid lockdown but 20 months of self-imposed isolation in a compact studio at his remote Yorkshire farmhouse while he single-handedly (well, both hands and feet) created the 13th Tangent album,…

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…