Recent albums on the playlist.
Who's the Boss in the Factory?
Quality prog with a good balance of vintage symphonic prog, hard rock aggression, wankery and jazzy interludes.
Epic atmospheric rock with slight prog inclinations. Fantastic vocal performances by Vincent and Lee. I was pleasantly surprised
with this record, even though the compositions are pretty predictable.
King Crimson seeps into the music, not surprising considering the band was a KC cover band prior to writing their own material.
Thumping basslines, soft emotional vocals, moody compositions, and loads of Mellotron.
Acid rock with a pretty distinct style. This is the stuff you listen to when you want to relax. That Organ tone is to die for, it
never gets old (plus I'm a sucker for any Organ), and neither does Jim's voice, incredibly divese and emotive. This is the end,
Coldplay is a nostalgic band, and I won't call it a guilty pleasure. They've experimented with their sound and I admire that,
however it paid off much more with Viva La Vida than it did with this one. Still has some catchy moments and an overall uplifting
This isn't THE official Gong but an offshoot started by former Gong drummer Pierre Moerlen (I need to correct this in the Sput
database). Quality jazz fusion with good rhythm and leadwork, and with great incorporation of percussions
Quirky, experimental, innovative and truly progressive. Never afraid to incorporate whatever styles they deemed fit into one
song. They aren't easy to get into but you can't deny the prowess and sheer innovation these guys brought to the music
I haven't heard much Indie at all but this allbum was apparently on Geddy Lee's list of albums he enjoys, and so I was curious.
And no it's not like Rush.
Old school Hard Rock with Psychedelic undertones. There's some absolute killer riffing on this one, which instantly enticed me.
Song structures can feel monotonous but the riffs, songwriting and gorgeous guitar tones keep me interested.
The jazz fusion maestro himself. His music is definitely not easy to get into, plus I'm not a huge fan of extremely lengthy
technical solo's, but on this album the songs are more structured and so they're easier to grasp. This might help me get into his
other material, after all he's influenced a lot of the guitarists I admire, I had to see what the fuss is about.