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Prog

Issue 113

Since its arrival at the tail end of the 60s progressive rock has offered the world some of the most fascinating music ever heard, in varying guises over the years. Prog magazine brings you the stories behind the people who create these astounding sounds and amazing music, be they the classic originators such as Genesis, Pink Floyd and Yes, to the 80s revivalists such as Marillion and IQ, all the way through to those musicians today who have done so much to help rejuvenate the genre such as Muse, Radiohead, Steven Wilson, Opeth and Anathema. In depth and behind the scenes stories of classic albums and tours sit side by side with widespread coverage of what‘s happening at today’s cutting edge of progressive music.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
ed’s letter

Hello, and welcome to the new issue of Prog. And what an issue we have for you this month. In fact you, the readers, can pat yourselves on the back for taking part in Prog’s biggest ever readers’ poll, giving us arguably the biggest and best list of progressive rock musicians ever! As with all our polls we’ve done over the years, it makes for fascinating reading, with more than a few surprises. Thank you to everyone who voted. I look forward to reading all your thoughts. It doesn’t need me to say it, but the last six months have been challenging to say the least. On a live musical front the outlook remains hugely uncertain (the indecision and apparent lack of interest from those who make the decisions must be…

7 min.
bloody well write

THANKS FOR ALL THE… I just want to thank you for Prog 112. Seeing Fish on the cover was a nice surprise and reading all the stories about Fish and Marillion took me back to Germany when I was serving there back in the early 80s. I was sitting at night listening to the radio when I heard He Knows You Know and I thought: “Wow!” They reminded me of early Genesis and I was left with goosebumps. A week later when I got back to camp I got changed, went into town and found a record shop. I bought the album Script For A Jester’s Tear and have loved Marillion and the exploits of Fish ever since. I cannot wait for the new stuff to come out. Keep up the good…

1 min.
tweet talk

Follow us on twitter.com/progmagazineUK MIKE PORTNOY @MikePortnoy Gonna spend some time with the Ultimate Edition of @dvntownsend’s masterpiece #Empath One of my favorite albums of the last decade MARJANA (MARIANA) SEMKINA @marjanasemkina I’m finally out of quarantine. Hello London, I missed you so much MATT COHEN @MattCohenBass A brilliant day filming for the Red Room video, with Big Dave doing the honours behind the lens. I normally hate this process, but it has been so much fun. THE ANCHORESS @The_Anchoress Using this beauty to put down some backing vocals on a new track in my studio today. Can anyone guess what its former job was? [See pic, right] J. WILLGOOSE, ESQ. @JWillgoose_Esq Good news: I am finishing a record today Bad news (maybe?): it’s not a Public Service Broadcasting record. Other news: can confirm that finishing any record involves going…

3 min.
king crimson restate their own history

“At the end of the take you get marked out of 10 by Robert.” King Crimson are to clarify the history of their most important year with upcoming box set Complete 1969 Recordings. The foundation of the 26-disc set is their debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, which appears in multiple mixes including a 2020 Dolby Atmos version by Steven Wilson. Along with every live recording known to exist from that year are all the studio sessions too – and David Singleton, who mixed those tapes, says it’s the perfect way to set the record straight about Robert Fripp’s outfit. “The history of King Crimson has been perceived incorrectly,” he says, noting that at one point they’d been told there were no live recordings anywhere in the world, and…

1 min.
flower kings double up

Only a year after releasing their last album, The Flower Kings are back with Islands. The double-disc, 21-track, 92-minute release will arrive on October 30 via InsideOut after the band put their coronavirus downtime to good use. Echoing the pervading atmosphere of lockdown, which left the chance of playing live out of their near future, the new music touches on the theme of isolation, with the movements interconnecting to form one large suite. “I think we have crossed a lot of borders here,” guitarist and vocalist Roine Stolt says. “We’ve had lots of fun – and we didn’t give a rat’s ass about what kind of style we played, or if it was commercial, as long as we liked it.” With the group’s members spread across the world, the patchwork parts of the…

1 min.
wobbler go digging in the deep on latest album

Norwegian quintet Wobbler launch new album Dwellers of the Deep on October 23 via Karisma. The group mine the best of 70s prog – fans of Yes and Gentle Giant will feel at home – but they make it their own, with a keen focus on experimentation. Although the record only has four tracks, it includes the 13-minute By The Banks and 19-minute finale Merry Macabre. Vocalist Andreas Prestmo says the band explored the “ongoing struggle between juxtaposed forces within the psyche.” He explains: “Even though it’s complex and full of contrasts, the natural flow and coherent feel of the songs are at the core of it all. We have matured as songwriters.” The addition of violin and female vocals are two surprises in store. “The album is somewhat unfamiliar – but then,…