ArcTanGent 2022 - photo by Derek Bremner

ArcTanGent 2022

Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August 2022 Returning after a three year absence, and for its eighth incarnation, the ArcTanGent festival has marked itself out as a kind of Glastonbury for the math-, post- and noise-rock…

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TPA Best Albums of 2018

We have been spoiled by yet another year of exciting music and hugely enjoyable releases. The Progressive Aspect, in collaboration with Anthony Rowsick’s radio programme Prog-Watch, have collected together our “The Best Albums of 2018”. There may yet be some more delights left…

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Opeth - Sorceress

Opeth – Sorceress

We are now 5 years into what I refer to as ‘Opeth: Phase 2’. While most discussion of their recent albums center around abandoning the harsh vocal style, in my opinion the change to vintage instrumentation was the most significant…

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Opeth - Book of Opeth

Opeth – Book of Opeth

Here’s something a little different for TPA. As part of their twenty-fifth anniversary, Opeth embarked on putting together a book, an inside look at the band from the perspective of the people who were there. Now if you’ve followed Opeth…

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Opeth - Pale Communion

Opeth – Pale Communion

The eleventh release from Swedish chameleons Opeth, Pale Communion has been much anticipated after the change of direction that occurred with 2011’s Heritage. That album split the fanbase somewhat with a change of style towards more ’70s influenced progressive rock,…

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