Quiet World - The Road

Quiet World – The Road

Esoteric have a knack for finding the most obscure records that only bear a passing resemblance or connection to progressive rock. At first glance, The Road seems like an overblown religious folk concept album. And even though this still rings…

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Syncage - Unlike Here

Syncage – Unlike Here

Syncage was formed almost a decade ago, by brothers Riccardo and Matteo Nicolin together with their best friends Daniele Tarabini and Matteo Graziani, when they were all teenagers. They have previously released a single, Hellhound in May 2014 which they…

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Arjen Lucassen

Arjen Lucassen

On 22nd April 2017 – Earth Day. While protests to mark the “Science March” were proceeding across the USA and the world, TPA’s Professor Mark sat down with one of the great musical sci-fi storytellers, Arjen Lucassen, and conducted a…

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Ayreon - The Source

Ayreon – The Source

Arjen Lucassen has returned with a new Ayreon album for 2017, The Source being the latest adventure in the long saga which has been the stalwart concept and story of Lucassen’s discography. The Source is actually a prequel to the…

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Nad Sylvan

Nad Sylvan

Currently the singer with Steve Hackett’s band and formerly a part of Agents of Mercy with Roine Stolt, and before that Unifaun, Nad Sylvan has just released his second solo album, The Bride Said No, on InsideOut Music. With Nad’s…

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Mew - Trinity Centre, Bristol

Mew / Warhaus

The Trinity Centre, Bristol Sunday, 21st May 2017 I don’t know what it is but 2017 has been a veritable desert of gigs for me, rather than the usual dessert. It might be age related apathy, or the arse ache…

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