Force Of Progress – R3Design

If you look at the cover of R3Design (ReDesign), it looks more like a CD ROM than a music CD. But prog lovers know that Force Of Progress is a German prog rock/metal project. The three band members all play a couple of keyboard instruments. Moreover Chris Grundmann and Markus Roth also play (bass)guitar. R3Design … Read more, available in English and Dutch

GorMusik – Snakes & Angels

As a ten-year-old boy, Gordon (a.k.a. Gordo) Bennett wanted an acoustic guitar. Although it was only $15, he had to beg and plead to get it. About six years later, he bought his first eclectic guitar. He was inspired by bands like Genesis, Jethro Tull and Deep Purple. Later he was inspired by King Crimson, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Aeon Zen – Transversal

To come straight to the point: ‘Transversal’ is the last album of Aeon Zen. The band didn’t want to stop without a farewell, hence this special album as final piece. In their own words, ‘Transversal’ is the most complete piece of music. The composition of this album started fourteen years ago, before the band was … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ray Wilson – The Weight Of Man

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken It has been almost twenty years since Ray Wilson started his solo carrier. In 2016, Ray released no less than two studio albums with only new material (‘Song For A Friend’ and ‘Makes Me Think Of Home’). Three years later, Upon my … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Let Me Be A Ghost

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Kristoffer Gildenlöw is Kayak’s bass player, but we know him from his days with Pain of Salvation. He is a much in demand session bassist, both live and in the studio, his name is listed on more than 50 albums. Kristoffer has released three successful soloalbums. His newest, darkest album is called ‘Let Me … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Yuval Ron Trio – Live Against The Virus – streaming concert

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken In the fall of 2019, guitarist Yuval Ron released (under his own label Wrong Notes Music) the album ‘Somewhere in this Universe, Somebody Hits Drum‘ .Marco Minnemann (i.a. The Aristocrats and Steven Wilson) was the drummer on this album. Both last year … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Doug Woods and Colin Powell – Tales from the Edge of Yesterday

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Doug Woods and Colin Powell release almost every year two (instrumental) albums. This time it took longer, as their previous album, ‘Cinematica‘, was released in August last year. Doug is a well-known name in the iOS/iPad music world and founder of ‘The … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Metamorphosis – I’m Not A Hero

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken There aren’t that many prog rock bands from Switzerland, yet there are a few including Clepsydra, and of course Metamorphosis. The last one was founded some twenty years ago by singer/keyboardist Jean-Pierre Schenk, he is the only one who never left the … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Arnoldo’s Lizards – Satanic Attack or Divine Punishment

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Arnoldo’s Lizards is a brand new band from Argentina. The band consists of singer Alvare Goco (22 years old) and keyboard player Jack Dimensions (23 years old). They play a mix of prog and art rock and add funk, among other things. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Xavier Boscher – Earthscapes

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken The French guitarist/keyboardist Xavier Boscher has already made quite a few (digital) albums. In the autumn of 2020, he launched the album ‘Waterscapes‘, on which a mix of prog metal and new age can be heard. On 9 July, the successor Earthscapes … Read more, available in English and Dutch