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Prog Issue 98

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
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
ed’s letter

Last issue we were paying tribute to late Talk Talk singer Mark Hollis, this issue it’s 60s pin-up turned avant-garde experimentalist Scott Walker. I do hope next month I’m not called upon to comment on the passing of yet another amazing musician taken from us too early. Some of you may not have listened to Walker’s music beyond his time with The Walker Brothers, with whom he found initial fame, and may be wondering why we’re paying tribute. I’d direct you to any of the man’s solo albums from 1984’s Climate Of Hunter onwards (or indeed 1969’s Scott 4), which show an increasingly progressive and experimental attitude from the man to his music. Even better is 2014’s Soused, his collaboration with drone outfit Sunn O))). A fascinating and mercurial talent, I…

6 min.
bloody well write

Send your letters to us at: Prog, Future Publishing, 1-10 Praed Mews, Paddington, London, W2 1QY, or email prog@futurenet.com. We regret that we cannot reply to phone calls. For more comment and prog news and views, find us on facebook.com under Prog. TEARS ARE FALLING Nice reference on the spine to Rick Wakeman’s critical review of Union. He called it Onion as it made his eyes water? Any good, or (I’m guessing from your readership) am I amongst thousands who got that? Justin Coad TULL TALES I thought I’d share with you, this post I sent to Jethro Tull’s Facebook page, where it quickly disappeared into a hole of apathy: I’d been thinking about how Ian Anderson always says he disliked the name Jethro Tull. I believe he thought people would be confused, that maybe they’d think…

1 min.
tweet talk

Follow us on twitter.com/progmagazineUK NICK BEGGS @NickBeggs I think my wife is pissed off with me cos I’m in Hawaii. So just to make her feel better here’s the view from my hotel window. MIKE PORTNOY @MikePortnoy Every one of these NMB shows in Europe so far have been INCREDIBLE!!! Honestly, each & every night has been an incredibly powerful musical and emotional experience… Thank You, Merci Beaucoup & Danke Schon to everybody that has come out!!! THAT JOE PAYNE @thatjoepayne Oh, LOOK! It’s @DorisBrendel and I, having a gay old time backstage in Bristol last night! Thanks to all who joined us at the @exchangebristol. We love you! CRAIG BLUNDELL @craigblundell As a 15 year old I listened to this stuff without a care in the world, I “air drummed” naively on my paper round, ffwd a few years and with…

1 min.
prog

Future PLC, 1-10 Praed Mews, Paddington, London, W2 1QY Email prog@futurenet.com twitter.com/ProgMagazineUK You can also find us on facebook.com under Prog Editorial Editor Jerry Ewing Deputy Editor Hannah May Kilroy Art Editor Russell Fairbrother Production Editor Vanessa Thorpe News Editor Natasha Scharf Reviews Editor Jo Kendall Online News Editor Scott Munro Editor in Chief Scott Rowley Contributors Olivier Zoltar Badin (OZB), Joe Banks (JB), Mike Barnes (MB), Chris Cope (CC), Isere Lloyd-Davis (ILD), Daryl Easlea (DE), Briony Edwards (BE), Dave Everley (DEV), Ian Fortnam (IF), Pete Fowler (PF), Thea de Gallier (TDG), Polly Glass (PG), Eleanor Goodman (EG), Rob Hughes (RH), Stephen Humphries (SH), Will Ireland (WI), Emma Johnston (EJ), David Keevill (DK), Dom Lawson (DL), Fraser Lewry (FL), Dannii Lievers (DIL), Dave Ling (DML), Roger Lotring (RL), Alex Lynham (AL), Gary Mackenzie (GMZ), Rachel Mann (RM), Rhodri Marsden (RHM), Clay Marshall (CM), Julian…

3 min.
crimson tide: king crimson at 50

“Unlike the rest of the industry that’s been telling us that physical is dead, we’ve had rising physical sales for probably the last 10 years.”– David Singleton “Life is messy,” was the message at the start of a press day like no other. DGM’s Media Event on April 6 at Bloomsbury’s October Gallery spanned nine hours, with notoriously media-wary King Crimson leader Robert Fripp taking centre stage to talk for four hours about King Crimson at 50. Fripp’s talks were split into two sessions; one to start the day and one to end it. He’d prepared a TED Talk-like chart presentation but was also accepting questions from those present, drawing names from his hat so everyone got an opportunity. Guitarist-vocalist Jakko Jakszyk was on hand to field Fripp’s asides and deal with…

1 min.
nad wraps up gothic trilogy

Nad Sylvan has teamed up with Steve Hackett, Guthrie Govan and Tony Levin on The Regal Bastard, out July 5 via InsideOut. It concludes the story of the sea-faring count that the Swedish singer first explored on 2015’s Courting The Widow. “The music is very gothic and emotional but quite modern as well,” he reveals. “There’s no metal on this one; it’s more riffy pop, going through the filter of R&B and landing in the prog rock world. There are some really beautiful tracks; the title track itself is around 12 and a half minutes and has a small symphony with real strings. I’m very proud of the music although I am starting to think I’m abducting musicians from Steven Wilson’s band!” The seven-song concept album also contains two bonus tracks: the…