Kaipa - Angling Feelings Review by Gary Hill I've heard such good things about this outfit, but have never really heard them before. Perhaps my expectations were too high because this really doesn't capture my spirit like I thought it would.
Kaipa - Keyholder Review by Josh Turner I was really curious to hear this album. At best, I digested the previous release, Notes from the Past, which left me with a little heartburn. More
Kaipa - Mindrevolutions Review by Josh Turner I'm a big fan of Kaipa's "Keyholder". The year it came out, it was second in my book only to The Tangent's "The Music That Died Alone". More
Kansas - Kansas (Remaster) Review by Gary Hill Along with Song For America, this disc is the first in a series of remasters of classic albums by this American prog band. The two CD's definitely show different sides to the band. More
Kansas - Somewhere to Elsewhere Review by Gary Hill Somewhere to Elsewhere finds Kansas back to their older styles while still being innovative and originally. Fans of the classic prog era of this band should really be able to sink their teeth into this release. More
Kansas - Two For The Show Review by Steve Alspach Kansas rode their crest of popularity in the late seventies with this two-album set that displays their fine skills. Released after "Point of Know Return," this album was recorded during several concert performances at various venues in the U.S. in 1977 and 1978. More
Kansas - Works In Progress Review by Gary Hill This disc is a new compilation from Kansas. There is one interesting paradox (and you might note that that is in fact a title of a Kansas song - although one not included on this set) here. More
Kansas - Two For the Show 30th Anniversary Edition Review by Gary Hill Kansas is a band that hasn’t always gotten the respect they deserve in the progressive rock community. Sure, part of that fact is due to their pop rock period in the mid portion of their career. More
Kansas - Monolith Review by Gary Hill There was a period of Kansas’ output I stayed away from like the plague. This disc was set firmly in that time. More
Karmacoda - Illuminate Review by Gary Hill This is perhaps not the most obvious choice for progressive rock inclusion, but it really has a lot in common with bands like Porcupine Tree. Comparisons to Enigma are also warranted, but for my money those guys border prog rock, too.
Karmakanik - Entering the Spectra Review by Josh Turner This is supposed to be a solo project by Jonas Reingold, but it really stands alone as a complete band. If it were good it would defy expectations. More
Karmakanik - Wheel of Life Review by Josh Turner To say this disc would be as good as the band's debut would be saying a lot. The first one offered a variety of styles. More
Karnataka - The Storm Review by Steve Alspach Rare is the album that can impress you with its ability to carry you away with its softer material yet can rock out enough to keep you awake. The Storm, the second album by Karnataka, does just that. More
Mike Keneally - Dog Review by Josh Turner Nick D' Virgilio says he's done his best drumming on this album. With so much great material to date, it is hard to validate a statement such as this one. More
Khan - Space Shanty Review by Gary Hill The world of progressive rock has always been a strange one. It has always amazed me how certain bands became complete legends of the genre and other, equally talented, acts were relegated to the ranks of obscurity. More
King Chubby - Is Review by Gary Hill While this disc has elements of other music, feeling a bit like many of the instrumental experimental prog bands of today, the overall sound is all their own. There are elements here of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and others, but none of these really define the sound. More
King Crimson - Islands Review by Bill Knispel King Crimson’s Islands album (1971) marked two milestones. On one hand, it was the band’s return to live performance, as Crimson had not played any live shows since December of 1969.
King Crimson - Lizard Review by Bill Knispel Lizard is one of two “lost” King Crimson albums. Generally overlooked in favor of either the megalithic debut release or the embryonic prog metal that made up the band’s mid-1970’s output, Lizard shows the band moving more toward Robert Fripp’s musical ideals and concepts.
King Crimson - Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With Review by Bill Knispel Happy With What you Have to be Happy With was the second consecutive EP release from King Crimson, and presented a look at additional material that would, along with the instrumentals presented on the Level Five EP, form the majority of the band’s (at the time) forthcoming studio album The Power To Believe.
King Crimson - Level Five Review by Bill Knispel Following the “research and development” phase that was the ProjeKCts, King Crimson resumed its most recent return to recording and performance. Having jettisoned Bill Bruford (who returned to primarily jazz playing via Earthworks) and Tony Levin (who returned to live work with long time collaborator Peter Gabriel), Crimson recorded and released the more electronic album The ConstruKCtion of Light in 2000.
King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair Review by Gary Hill When King Crimson reformed in the 1980’s to create the Discipline album the sound they presented was quite different from the classic Crimson of the 1970’s. While I liked all of the discs from this Belew, Bruford, Fripp and Levin lineup, I still preferred the “old school” stuff.
King Crimson - VROOOM Review by Bill Knispel 10 years following the dissolution of King Crimson following a trilogy of world and gamelan influenced albums, the band quietly rejoined forces in a small studio in Woodstock New York to create a new band and a new sound.
King Crimson - The Power To Believe Review by Gary Hill Since its formation in the late 1960's King Crimson has never been content to stay in one musical place. They were one of the pioneers of progressive rock, and under the guidance of band leader Robert Fripp they have gone through many changes, both in terms of musical style and lineup. I More
King Crimson - USA Review by Steve Alspach Robert Fripp's decision to knock King Crimson on the head may have been a shock to some, but it seemed like the right thing to do at that time. More
King Crimson - Red Review by Gary Hill For my money, Red is King Crimson's most consistent and powerful album. The disc combines the hard edged sound that I think works the best for Crimson with both highly accessible and very creative song writing to produce an album that holds up exceptionally well. More
King Crimson - Discipline Review by Steve Alspach These were interesting times for Robert Fripp, ye olde scholastic of the progressive rock scene. In 1978 he had released Exposure, an album that he described as "A Day in the Life" for that period. More
King Crimson - Beat Review by Gary Hill Of the trio of studio albums originally released by this version of King Crimson, this was the middle child. It was also a little less adventurous than either of the other two. More
King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black Review by Gary Hill King Crimson have always been one of the most creative and innovative bands out there. When you expect them to jab they dodge and when you think they are going to dodge you’d better duck. More
Kingfisher Sky - Hallway of Dreams Review by Gary Hill It’s a safe bet that prog purists will mark this one off there list as being metal. There are definitely a lot of heavy metal textures and sounds here. T More
Kino - Picture Review by Steve Alspach Any prog-rock "conglomeration" will get my attention. From Emerson Lake and Palmer (they pretty much were the first ones in that genre, right?) to today, you really can't go wrong with any of them. More
Kitaro - Silk Road Volume 1 Review by Gary Hill The music of Kitaro is often lumped into the new age category. Certainly that is a genre title that fits.
Klaatu - Hope 25th Anniversary Edition Review by Gary Hill While I am totally enamored with several songs from Klaatu's debut, this follow up is in many ways a better disc. It is certainly more consistent. More
Klaatu - Endangered Species Review by Gary Hill You really have to love the wisdom of record label executives. Let's say you are one of these guys and you sign a band like Klaatu for the unique sound and songwriting skills that they possess. More
Klaatu - Sun Set Review by Gary Hill For me this 2 CD set has been like being reintroduced to an old friend. Klaatu is a band that probably more than any other has major supporters and major nay-sayers in the prog rock community. More
Knight Area - Realm of Shadows Review by Bill Knispel The Netherlands’ Knight Area popped onto the radar of progressive rock fans around the world in 2004, following the release of their debut album The Sun Also Rises.
Kopecky - Orion Review by Gary Hill There is a form of instrumental guitar dominated prog that seems to almost share as much in terms of influence with the old surf bands like Dick Dale and the Ventures as it does with King Crimson and other prog outfits. More
Kosmos (Canada) - Kosmos Review by Gary Hill My understanding of what this band sounded like before I actually heard them was a more traditionally prog version of Hawkwind. Well, I’m not sure that’s quite the vibe I came away with.
Kosmos (Finland) - Polku Review by Gary Hill Not to be confused with the Canadian band of the same name, this outfit is a Finnish group. This is their second CD and it represents an interesting blend of progressive rock, folk and psychedelic textures. More