Another year gone and still, silence prevails, with but a few mongerings from me mentioning tracking something, a flute solo, coffee and time signatures! It doesn’t make any sense!
well, whilst I have remained dormant without confirming anything of an exact release, I can happily say that it will stay like that!
For a very short amount of time!!! (count 22 days!)
2011 was an amazing year for me, I have learnt so much and I have had inspiration from many extraordinary musicians, artists and the other crazy people who have come aboard this ship spiralling into a realm of musical chaos. We even gave the ship a name! We called it **** ******!!!
2012 is the year, Ladies, Gentleman, Boys, Girls and let’s not forget my main target audience, the Martian Voyagers who desire stratospheric sound frequencies to stream through their extra terrestial life forms so they can explore some galaxy far far far away!
I cannot wait to release the news, but for now Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you so much for your patience and support!
Steve Hackett sure sounds like he’s been doing a lot of traveling and as ever with this recent album, he has the ability to take you on journeys and bring to your eyes very stunning guitar playing and impressionistic landscapes of sound.
4.Radiohead-The King of Limbs
Radiohead have a created a mini masterpiece with this recent album, with the outside sounding beats and melodies they have become known to create but still coming out with the unexpected, the first half is full of odd lurching grooves while the second half becomes superbly eclectic, a truly well-balanced album and full of originality.
Opeth have embarked on a new path with this recent album, disposing of the growls and coming up with something rather stunningly original and abstract, it is a great ode to the legendary 70’s music yet sounds current and forward thinking as ever; Mikael Akerfeldt is truly following his heart with this album and I have full respect for him to do that!
2.Dream Theater-A Dramatic Turn of Events
Despite the departure of Mike Portnoy, Dream Theater have returned with a refreshing album with the most mind-boggling kind of music ever yet still keeping all the melody and sense of style in tact, Mike Mangini is the perfect replacement and you can expect the usual epic escapades but there is certainly heartfelt moments on this album too.
1.Steven Wilson-Grace For Drowning
A stunning second solo record from one of my biggest inspirations, it is beautiful symphonic, intense, cinematic, jazzy and certainly another example of why Wilson is an innovator and leader in the evolution of progressive music!