Caamora - She Review by Bill Knispel Everything bigger than everything else. That seems, in many ways, to be Clive Nolan’s modus operandi.
Cabezas De Cera - Fractal Sonico Review by Bill Knispel Prog is an interesting animal; while the scene seems to be dominated by a cadre of bands that are primarily English in lineage, some of the most progressive music in the genre comes from beyond the English. More
Following on from three highly regarded studio albums, Mexico’s Cabezas De Cera released their first full length live album in 2007.Titled “Hecho En Mexico”, the album is literally made in Mexico, as the recordings are all from concerts performed in their home country.
Cairo - Cairo Review by Gary Hill Cairo, the debut album by the progressive rock band of the same name, includes many diverse influences. Cairo takes classic progressive/art rock influences and updates them with modern twists. More
Cairo - Conflict and Dreams Review by Gary Hill Conflict and Dreams is the second album by San Francisco based progressive rock band Cairo , and was nearly two years in the making. The influences apparent on this album read like a who`s who of progressive rock, including UK, Yes, ELP and Genesis. More
Cairo - Time of Legends Review by Gary Hill Each Cairo album seems to be better than the one before. When you consider how strong their debut release was, this has to be no easy feat, but they have done it again. More
Caliban - Caliban Review by Gary Hill Included in the prog section because Tempest is a progressive band, and this band is a spin off of that one, this album is a Celtic work that is strong and quite traditional. Caliban (Lief Sorbye and Michael Mullen) are joined on this release by Robert Berry. Visit the Tempest website at www.tempestmusic.com.
California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album Review by Steve Alspach There's something to be said for Christmas and tradition. Trimming the tree, eggnog, or whatever else it entails; Christmas is a time to indulge in tradition.
California Guitar Trio - Whitewater Review by Gary Hill The first thing that I feel compelled to say is that I love the cover of this disc. It is arguably the best album cover of the entire year.
Robert Calvert - Revenge Review by Gary Hill This disc by the late Calvert appears to be a compilation of various demos. The music on the disc, with the exception of one track, does not really resemble his Hawkwind work at all. More
Canvas - Digital Pigeon Review by Gary Hill This studio outfit has released its second CD in Digital Pigeon. A killer piece of music this one features great hooks in strong prog rock arrangements.
Canvas Solaris - Penumbra Diffuse Review by Gary Hill Fans of instrumental prog that has elements of both metal and fusion should eat this up. While the overall musical motif runs to such inspiration as King Crimson and Dream Theater, these guys create their own brand of heavy technical music. More
Canvas Solaris - Cortical Tectonics Review by Gary Hill Canvas Solaris have put out another CD and it is, once again, quality stuff. This music is all instrumental and shares as much with the world of fusion as it does with progressive rock and metal. More
Oscar Caraballo - Yesterday Is Tomorrow Review by Gary Hill In the `70`s a Japanese musician named Tomita recorded electronic, keyboard dominated interpretations of various musical pieces. On this album, Oscar Caraballo seems to be giving the same treatment to Yes music. More
Caravan - Songs for Oblivion Fishermen Review by Steve Alspach Caravan was one of the bands to come out of the Canterbury progressive scene of the late 1960s. The band's early output could cause one to roll one's eyes, such as the reference to Boy Scouts as "grumbly grimblies" and the gargling vocals on "In the Land of Grey and Pink." More
Caravan - Canterbury Comes to London Review by Steve Alspach Though not really recording anymore, Caravan still gets together for the occasional prog rock fest or a concert. This concert, from London's Astoria Theater in September 1997, shows the band to be quite sharp when the need arises. More
Changing Modes - Aeroplane Review by Gary Hill While I can see people not agreeing with the classification of this one as prog, I put it in the section because just by the sheer weirdness of throwing off-kilter timings and strange progressions into something that seems to want to be accessible pop to me just about qualifies it as progressive rock. More
Chroma Key - You Go Now Review by Gary Hill Kevin Moore’s (ex-Dream Theater) project Chroma Key really sounds very little like Dream Theater. Don’t expect virtuosic hard edged prog from this outfit.
Circa: - Circa: Review by Well, since I’m a huge Yes fanatic, it seems a foregone conclusion I would like this CD. The thing is, unless something purely amazing comes out in the next few months, this is my favorite disc for 2007 – yes, it’s that good.
Circus Maximus - Isolate Review by Gary Hill I was very impressed with Circus Maximus’ debut disc and particularly with its manner of combining progressive rock and heavy metal into a powerful mix of music. I was really looking forward to the follow up and now I have it in my hands. I am not really disappointed, but I guess a bit surprised by this disc.
Clark Plays Guitar - Clark Plays Guitar Review by Gary Hill Clark Plays Guitar is both a description and a name. Clark (Colburn) certainly does play guitar, and very well. Colburn does more than just that, though. More
The Clinton Administration - One Nation Under a Regroove Review by Gary Hill George Clinton, both as a driving force behind Parliament Funkadelic (and its variants) and solo, has certainly been one of the most adventurous and powerful forces in funk music for many years, delivering music that captivates and entertains, while testing the boundaries of its musical form. So, it may seem fairly obvious that someone might come along to do their own take on his work. More
The Clinton Administration - Take You Higher Review by Josh Turner While the Clinton Administration's first disc presented their interpretations of Parliament songs, this outing has them searching back a little further to tackle the work of Sly and the Family Stone. The album is mostly a blues affair, but it is progressive too. More
C2THype - Close To The Hype Review by Gary Hill OK, OK, this is definitely not progressive rock. However, it does include work by Jon Anderson, which in itself would get it listed in the prog section of MSJ. More
Cobweb Strange (Wade Summerlin, Derek Rinehart and Keith Rinehart) dish out an intriguingly dark album with solid helpings of both metal and prog styles. For ordering info, email the band email@example.com . Tell them that you read about it here.
With Gary Moore on guitar and Don Airey on keyboards and an outfit doing a fiery form of fusion, how can you go wrong? The truth is, you can’t. This is an exceptional album right up there with Al Di Meola. It didn’t really get the respect it deserved in its day, but looking back this was something special.
Contrarian - Minor Complexities Review by Tim Jones Minor Complexities is the debut album from Contrarian, a band out of New Jersey.The group was put together by Tim Boney (guitars, keys, and bass), who is joined by Michael White (drums) and Joseph Leming (vocals).
There are four different versions of this album. In general, they are the same, musically. The difference is, Copernicus vocals which are delivered in different languages. This one is in English. The music, it should be mentioned is more fusion like here. That’s because Copernicus has a different band on this set than on most of his discs. It’s a cool album no matter what language you hear it in.
Corvus Stone - Ice King (Digital Single) Review by Vivian E. Lee The first official release from young prog rock band Corvus Stone stands out from the less serious releases from them I've heard here and there, that showcase their influences in easy fun ways. More
Court - Frost of Watermelon Review by Gary Hill I first heard about this Italian prog rock band because they are playing in Rockford, Illinois and they contacted me in my role working for the Rockford based Entertainment site Beet Cafe. I wasn't sure what to expect. More
Dave Cousins - Secret Paths Review by Bill Knispel David Cousin’s expansive career has seen him shifting styles on a regular basis. From the earliest days of the Strawberry Hill Boys (soon to be shortened to the Strawbs), Cousins has explored bluegrass, folk, rock, blues, and progressive rock styles...often shifting modes within a single album.
This disc is a wonderful set that combines jazz, folk and classical music along with other sounds into something that, while not a perfect fit, certainly seems to belong under the heading “progressive rock.”
Crazy World - Crazy World Review by Gary Hill Let me say this up front - had this album been released in 1975 it would have sold millions and millions of copies. These guys do an incredible job of capturing the 70's hard rock sound and making it work with an original twist on the sound. More
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria Review by Steve Alspach Curved Air was an English band with a lot of interesting little quirks. It's where Eddie Jobson and Stewart Copeland both got their starts, and it's the band that came out with the first picture disc (on its debut album, "Air Conditioning" - they should have spent the time and money cleaning up the sound of the album).