News Ticker

Articles by Tim Hall

HRH Prog 2015

Pwllheli is a long way from anywhere at the far end of a winding single-track railway line. The train stops many, many times at little request stops, but only if you know how to pronounce the station. [...]


Fish : Sub89, Reading [Live]

With Fish giving indications that this may well be his final tour of club venues on this sort of scale, it's a case of "see him while you can" [...]


Transatlantic : KaLIVEoscope

For all the fabled self-indulgence of their sprawling studio albums, this recording gives a taste of just why Transatlantic are held in such high regard as a live act. [...]


Haken : Restoration [EP]

Haken have the instrumental virtuosity and musical scope of the best in progressive rock, but unlike some other bands they aren't content to create reverential pastiches of 70s greats. [...]


Empty Yard Experiment : Kallisti

With a sound that stretches from the sparse classical piano of "Sunyata" to the claustrophobic heaviness of "Entropy", Empty Yard Experiment are a band with a strong music identity of their own [...]


When Empires Fall

An interesting and highly varied mix of indie-rock and progressive rock. Uptempo rockers with trebley guitars sit alongside atmospheric keyboard-led ballads. [...]


enkElination : Tears of Lust

Just when it seemed that Valkyrie-fronted metal has reached saturation point, along comes Anglo-Finnish outfit enkElination to suggest that there’s life in the genre [...]


Knifeworld : The Unravelling

Fans of Zappa should find a lot to like about this record, as should anyone who thinks there should be more bassoons in rock. [...]


Cloud Atlas : Beyond the Vale

It's Heidi Widdop's distinctive vocals that set Cloud Atlas apart from many of their obvious peers, but this album's sound is as much about Martin Ledger's soaring melodic lead guitar [...]


Loitered Lens : Arena

Arena’s brand of heavy neo-prog is as cheesy as hell. But they do the whole thing so well it just doesn’t matter [...]


1 2 3 4

Don't read this!

  • Art broadens the mind,
  • feeds the soul,
  • and weakens angst.

But if you must...