Sunday, November 27, 2005
The Syn – Syndestructible (2005) Before there was Yes, there was The Syn (Have I gone down this road before?). Chris Squire gets back together with Steve Nardelli to create a sound I think you all will find familiar and yet new in this brand new release. If you have all of the Yes albums and most of Yes solo projects, this should definitely be in your collection. An excellent prog rock CD for 2005. For more info on The Syn, check out http://www.umbrellorecords.com/index_main.html .
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (1973) The last of the great ELP CDs. Sure there were more to come, but this was the peak. Throughout most of this CD, the visions of Greg and Keith were in sync and they created a sound that was sophisticated and accessible. Maybe only “Dark Side of the Moon” did this better.
Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel 3: Melt (1980) It was a classic move on Peter’s part to name all of his initial albums “Peter Gabriel”. It was almost like he was trying to find himself in these albums and didn’t want a name or label on them. Years later, unique titles were added to help people differentiate them. They are all great CDs that belong in every prog rock collection (not to mention classic rock collections).
Saturday, November 12, 2005
I can't seem to catch up. But here is a bunch of music for you; some new some very old. Enjoy.
Kate Bush – Aerial – (2005) We’ve waited 12 years for this CD and it may well be worth it. I feel bad though. There is no way this stream can do justice to the quality of production and engineering on this masterpiece.
Kevin Ayers John Cale Eno Nico -
Porcupine Tree – In Absentia (2002) They are probably my favorite modern prog band. This is one of their best CDs. It is an excellent mix of prog rock, metal and beautiful melodies.
Soft Machine – Third (1970) This early progressive band blurred the lines between jazz and rock early on. They are one of the great pioneers.
Spring – Spring (1971) This was requested by one of my listeners. Thanks for the request Stuart. A less known band from the 70’s, and truthfully, that is about all I know. I enjoyed this classic prog / psychedelic.