Album Review – Under A Spell by Richard Barbieri

A spell-binding journey through lockdown dreams ***** Image credit Kscope/Richard Barbieri It's a strange coincidence that all four members of the prog rock band Porcupine Tree have brought out solo albums during the past few months of lockdown in the UK; first drummer Gavin Harrison released Chemical Reactions (with Antoine Fafard); in January it was …

Album review – Chemical Reactions by Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard

***** Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard prove that fusing jazz, rock and classical music does work Graphic design by Antoine Fafard In music, the words 'fusion' or 'crossover' used to a warning for any sensible music lover to run for the hills. Very fast. Musical genres such as classical, rock, pop and jazz have worked …

Review – iamthemorning – Counting the Ghosts

***** A deliciously dark Christmas treat Counting the Ghosts by iamthemorning is out on 4 December iamthemorning are a Russian chamber prog duo consisting of Gleb Kolyadin on piano and Marjana Semkina on vocals. According to their Bandcamp web page they specialise in writing songs about 'dead Victorian girls and premature burials'. Their last album …