LIFE IN DIGITAL (UK) Signs to the Far Side

Relentless research has landed me this unexpected jewel, totally left field pleasure in that I knew of John Beagley (I have a few of his albums) but this collaboration with singer Robin Schell just blew what little is left of my mind. I felt compelled to write about...

THIS WINTER MACHINE (UK) The Clockwork Man

Back in 2017, a snowblower cleared off the dense white powder from the Neo-Prog highway and introduced a modern twist to the genre with a clever debut album “The Man Who Never Was”, fronted by a talented lead vocalist in Al Winter. Incorporating all the traditional...

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS (USA) Spooky Action at a Distance

Though I own and enjoy all their studio albums, this 2023 offering is my first review of this talented US band, often described as a Spock’s Beard offshoot because of common musicians, a group that just never stuck with me even though I have 4 albums of theirs! ...

OVRFWRD (USA) There Are No Ordinary Moments

I am occasionally criticized for rarely being a proper music critic in that I never consider posting negative reviews and demolishing verbally some struggling artist is something I am loathe to do. Why? Two main reasons: I witnessed the Rise of the Glory days of Prog...