James LaBrie - Elements of Persuasion Review by Josh Turner Whether or not you like this album probably hinges on how you felt about Dream Theater's "Train of Thought". This one has a tad more melody and quite possibly a bit more noodling. More
Lands End - (d)rainage Review by Gary Hill The latest Lands End disc is an intriguing chronicle of a very promising prog band. More
Lands End - Natural Selection Review by Gary Hill Lands End is Mark Lavallee, Fred Hunter, Francesco Neto and Jeff McFarland. This album is a wonderful piece of music which deftly combines elements such as Pink Floyd, Marillion, Genesis and Yes and comes up with an original and very intriguing work. More
Lands End - An Older Land Review by Gary Hill Lands End`s music combines textural layering with emotional intensity and progish arrangements in a wonderfully original combination that really pleases. This album features Jeff McFarland, Francisco Neto, Mark Lavallee and Fred Hunter.
Lands End - Terra Serranum Review by Gary Hill Considered by many to be one of the best Lands End albums, this is a very strong prog rock work. Influences that can be heard on the CD are King Crimson, Hawkwind, Genesis and others. More
Lana Lane - Red Planet Boulevard Review by Gary Hill There have always been those who have felt that Lana Lane belonged more under the heavy metal banner than progressive rock. This album will certainly lend fire to that argument.
Lana Lane - Gemini Review by Gary Hill Like the new Erik Norlander disc, this one is an album of covers. While this CD works quite well, I’d have to say I prefer the other one.
Lana Lane - Lady Macbeth Review by Gary Hill Lana Lane has now been in the business for ten years, and in commemoration of that anniversary she has delivered her newest release - a rock opera based on the Shakespeare play "Macbeth." More
Lana Lane - Return to Japan Review by Gary Hill This, the first live album from Lana Lane is a very good two disc set. It features a lot of material from various albums recorded on various tours. More
Lana Lane - Covers Collection Review by Gary Hill Lana Lane has one of the best voices in prog rock, and her band seems to do a better job of combining prog and harder textures in a palatable and accessible melange of sound. Here the group turns their attention to nothing but covers, and it is a mixed bag. More
Lana Lane - Project Shangri-La Review by Gary Hill In the liner notes to this album Lane says that she and Erik Norlander (her husband and main musical cohort) were just starting work for this album when the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 occurred. She goes on to speak about how hard it was to start the project in the midst of all that. More
Lana Lane - Secrets of Astrology Review by Gary Hill Lana Lane has a spectacular voice. Honestly, any review of a CD of hers, could at least start with, if not consist almost entirely of that statement. More
Lana Lane - Winter Sessions Review by Gary Hill This album by Lana Lane features a number of originals and several covers. She and the band even reach back to cover some old jazz cuts, and show that they can do just about anything as they pull it off with a completely convincing style. More
Laserdogs - Frankenclown Review by G. W. Hill The last time we caught up with up with Greg Lounsberry he was working under the name of Rocket4357 Project. This time around, he comes at us with his Laser Dogs project and Frankenclown the CD. More
Latent Anxiety - Reaction Review by Gary Hill It’s a foregone conclusion that many will think I’m nuts for putting this in the progressive rock category. I do it more for the experimental nature of this music – and isn’t that really one of the first definitions of prog rock? More
Lemur Voice - Insights Review by Gary Hill Lemur Voice certainly drew comparisons to Dream Theater, and somewhat rightly so. Indeed the main elements of this group surely seem to call to mind that sound. More
Leonard and Leonard - Prog Bach Review by Sonya Kukcinovich Hill Brothers Glenn Leonard and Kevin Leonard may not be household prog names, but they are no strangers to progressive music.
Ted Leonard - Way Home Review by Sonya Kukcinovich Hill I have been aware of the west coast prog band called Enchant, but in the myriad of things heard and unheard I have simply not been familiar with their personnel nor their material. I'm certain that will change now that I have become familiar with lead vocalist Ted Leonard and his recently released solo Christian project entitled "Way Home."
Tony Levin - Tony Levin Band - Double Espresso Review by Gary Hill Tony Levin and his band tour fairly frequently, bringing their unique show to enthusiastic fans on a regular basis. It wasn't until recently, though, that those fans could have a musical documentation of that group at home. More
Tony Levin - Waters of Eden Review by Vivian Lee Since the age of ten, bassist/stick-player Tony Levin has been a chameloid powerhouse in the world of music, having played with artists like Seal, Peter Paul and Mary, and Andy Summers; or with supergroups like King Crimson, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities and Liquid Tension Experiment. More
Tony Levin - World Diary Review by Gary Hill Featuring a large number of diverse musicians, this album is a considerably varied work. Released in 1995, jazz, art rock, and world textures dominate in this unique and intriguing CD, Tony Levin`s first solo album and the first release on his Papa Bear label. More
Tony Levin - Pieces of The Sun Review by Gary Hill Tony Levin consistently puts out musically strong, artistically driven albums, and this one is no exception. Pieces of The Sun does differ in some ways from his previous releases, though. More
The Rob Levit Trio - Uncertain Path Review by Gary Hill While possibly "progressive jazz" might be a better description of this disc than progressive rock, there are enough prog influences and an overall experimental air to put this one into the prog rock category for me. More
Lifesigns - Lifesigns Review by Alison Henderson Lifesigns is a music project spearheaded by John Young, composer, keyboards player and vocalist, aided by bass player Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson), drummer Martin “Frosty” Beedle (Cutting Crew) and producer Steve Rispin. More
Lifesizemonsters - Brain In A Box Review by Gary Hill Until now I had never heard any music quite like this. It's nearly impossible to classify. On the one hand you get sounds that might make one think of Adrian Belew or maybe even King Crimson at times. More
Liquid Scarlet - II Review by Josh Turner Coming off their impressive debut, II is another gratifying stick to chew on. This time, however, it doubles your pleasure. More
Liquid Scarlet - Liquid Scarlet Review by Josh Turner The debut of Liquid Scarlet should appeal to friends and relatives of the Parmenter family. Discipline's Matthew Parmenter and Eyestrings' Ryan Parmenter would certainly feel welcome within the confines of this release. More
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment Review by Gary Hill Due to be released on March 10th, this album by Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe), Jordan Rudess (Dregs, Rudess Morgenstein) and Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci (both of Dream Theater), much like the Black Light Syndrome CD by Bozzio, Levin, Stevens was written and recorded over the course of six days (with the exception of some keyboard and guitar overdubs). This album is in fact rather similar to Black Light Syndrome, but with the musical changes being a bit more dynamic and possessing a generally higher energy level.
Liquid Village - All At Once Review by Gary Hill While this disc might not be an easy one to throw into progressive rock, there are enough prog elements here to warrant its inclusion in the category. Indeed, while this band is certainly beholden to jam bands like the Grateful Dead, they also owe a debt to Yes and their progressive rock ilk.
Litmus - Planetfall Review by Gary Hill Fans of Hawkwind, rejoice, Litmus has arrived to help to fill your space rock craving. These guys are about as close as you can get to Hawkwind without Dave Brock and company actually being on board.
Litmus - Aurora Review by Mike Korn For several decades now, the unquestioned masters of the esoteric art of "space rock" have been Hawkwind. More
Little Atlas - Hollow Review by Michael Ostrich At the inaugural year of RoSfest, Little Atlas blew crowds away at a time when some may have considered them amateurs. Back then all they had to go on was a single album to their name.
According to the notes at their CD Baby site, “One of the group's primary objectives is to embrace some aspect of most existing genres of music in order to blend and fuse a diverse array of styles, creating a concoction of something decidedly unique, yet with an air of familiarity.”
The Lonely Bears - The Best of the Lonely Bears Review by Gary Hill The personnel on this album are Tony Hymas (Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Ian Anderson), Terry Bozzio (Bozzio, Levin, Stevens; Frank Zappa; UK), Hugh Burns (Gerry Rafferty, Steelers Wheel), and Tony Coe (Spencer Davis, Henry Mancini, Caravan). T
The Lonely Bears - Injustice Review by Gary Hill The personnel on this album are Tony Hymas (Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Ian Anderson), Terry Bozzio (Bozzio, Levin, Stevens; Frank Zappa; UK), Hugh Burns (Gerry Rafferty, Steelers Wheel), and Tony Coe (Spencer Davis, Henry Mancini, Caravan). More
The Lonely Bears - The Lonely Bears Review by Gary Hill Featuring modes that are both prog and traditional jazz, this is a strong CD by a talented bunch of musicians. The melody seems to be a very important part of the music on this album. More
The Lonely Bears - The Bears are Running Review by Gary Hill A new release in that it is only now being released in the US, this album has been available in Europe for quite some time. The Lonely Bears catalog is just now being released in America on the Magna Carta label. More
Dee Long - Live Long and Prosper Review by Gary Hill Dee Long is probably best known for his work with Klaatu. If you take a look at the other review of his that is in this current issue, you’ll see that that association is the central reason for putting his work into the progressive rock category.
Dee Long - Welcome To The Future Review by Gary Hill The first point that needs to be gotten out right up front – this CD wouldn’t be lumped into the progressive rock category based on its own merits. Instead it would be put into the non-progressive grouping as a uniquely charming piece of pop rock.
Dee Long - Outside Review by Gary Hill This solo album from Klaatu's Dee Long doesn't sound all that much like that band. That's actually hard to believe because it has some of the key elements that made up the sound of Klaatu. More
Longshot - Asylum Review by Josh Turner As soon as I heard that Longshot had a sequel, I sought treatment.
Tony Lowe - And Allison Fleming-All of the Above Review by Lorraine Kay This is an amazing concept CD. Each track composed and produced by Tony Lowe and Allison Fleming is influenced by the colors in the visible spectrum corresponding with a mood that it is experienced when listening to the songs, which move through different musical styles; including rock, pop, acoustic and orchestral.
Ludivine - Sexoterica Review by Gary Hill Related to the more recent band, Imogene, Ludivine has released a unique and very tasty disc in Sexoterica. While this might not be progressive rock in some people’s minds, I think the argument can be made to include it there.
Steve Lukather - and Friends - SantaMental Review by Gary Hill While this album technically is probably not progressive rock, it is (mostly) fusion. I’ve always felt the boundaries between those two styles were quite elusive, so I’m including the disc here.