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Prog Issue 110

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.

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2 min
ed’s letter

Hello, and welcome to the new issue of Prog. Again, I hope this issue finds you as well as can be expected. As I write we’ve been in lockdown here in the UK for about 10 weeks, and by the time you read this it would seem we are approaching some sort of exit route (a second wave of the virus notwithstanding). So, too, the music industry, which took a tumultuous hit from Covid-19, slowly seems like it’s waking up again. We’re seeing more albums cropping up on schedules, and I’m getting more emails in my inbox with news of upcoming releases. Alas there’s no news on the live front as yet, which is understandable given the severity of the situation facing us, but we are seeing more and more events…

5 min
bloody well write

SACRED SOUND I’m sure many lovers of the oftenmaligned genre that is progressive music have, like me, revisited past editions of your great magazine to help get through the scourge of this pandemic. Your magazine, together with albums by our favourite bands, has helped in no small way and, for that, I want to personally thank you all at Prog. My perusal through past editions brought me to Grant Moon’s article on IQ (Prog 102), which I read with renewed interest as it related to the band’s current album, Resistance, which, in my opinion, now deserves special mention. Mr Moon hit the nail on the head with his review of the album. This is a gem of a recording in all respects and congratulations must go to Mssrs Holmes, Nicholls, Cook, Durant…

1 min
tweet talk

DEVIN TOWNSEND @dvntownsend Looks like we raised 45k for the Vancouver Hospital foundation yesterday =) Let’s see what we can do for the NHS CHELSEA WOLFE @CCHELSEAWWOLFE stage outfit now worn to play guitar in bed CHRISTINA BOOTH @progqueen The heady scent of wisteria fills the air & I’ve just seen two swallows returning to the barn… one could almost forget there’s a battle going on in the big wide world WORRIEDABOUTSATAN @teamsatan Struggling to resist the urge to blow all this Bandcamp money on obscure Ukranian football shirts instead of, y’know, bills and food and stuff. MATT BERRY @porksmith Phew. Roland Jupiter X is exactly what I wanted it to be. All the major Roland polysynths (convincingly) under one roof. Praise be. TARJA TURUNEN @tarjaofficial What a relief! My first run outdoors since seven weeks in quarantine. And the sea is just beautiful! I want to…

1 min

The pandemic lockdown has afforded me time to revisit my accumulation of Prog magazines: my collection is by no means complete, but is nevertheless a treasure trove of wisdom on this eternally fascinating musical genre. It is wonderful to be reminded of some of the lesser-known bands of Prog’s heyday – Fruupp, Nucleus or Kayak, for example. Continuing on the same theme, it would be great to see articles on bands like Carmen, Gnidrolog or Fusion Orchestra in future issues. But the expertise of the contributors to your magazine often goes unremarked. The writers are witty and engaging, as well as being well-schooled in the music’s history and development. The art directors are spoilt for choice with a plethora of stunning images with which to illustrate the articles. And the photographers have…

3 min
steve howe explains the meaning of love on new cd

It took Steve Howe several years to work out how his song Love Is A River needed to work – and once he’d done that, his new solo album, Love Is, quickly took shape around it. The 10-track follow-up to 2011’s Time (not counting two more records in his Homebrew series of demos and rearrangements) contains five instrumentals and five songs, and features Yes bandmate Jon Davison on backing vocals and bass, plus son Dylan Howe on drums. “It covers a reflective three or four years where a lot of things happened – a lot of highs and a few lows,” Howe Senior says. “I let it mature like a good cheese; I wanted it to reflect some strength, some colour and some experience. I’m very happy to spend many years developing…

1 min
steve rothery gets spaced out

Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery is inviting fans to take part in another crowdfunding campaign for the release of his second solo album Revontulet. He says lead track La Silla, which was launched in April, is a “good picture” of the space themed album as a whole, which he describes as “a little bit cinematic – it’s got a bit of Vangelis, a bit of Pink Floyd.” The roots of the LP go back a few years to when he visited astronomical observatories in Chile. He’s always had a love of space – “I suppose I’m a Trekkie,” he says – and has also collaborated with Rick Armstrong, astronaut Neil’s son, who plays bass. The aim is to release Revontulet in 2021 on InsideOut, but Rothery admits the schedule is up in the air…