With "Men Who Climb Mountains", PENDRAGON is taking the prog summit by storm. Nick Barrett and his companions have been moving away from the classic Neoprog for some time now, and this trend will continue in 2014. On "Faces Of Light" with its addictive chorus, Pendragon push into the territory of Anathema.
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - A Million Random Digits (3:07)
Album: IX (2014)
With TRAIL OF DEAD, you can never be sure what's coming: Brute Alternative? Or do you prefer smooth, carried melodies in the direction of art rock? The answer this time is simple: On "IX" the Americans simply mixed both elements. And the bill works out wonderfully in various passages.
FLYING COLORS - One Love Forever (7:16)
Album: Second Nature (2014)
Label/Distribution: Music Theories/Mascot/Rough Trade
Flying Colors' "Second Nature" is again a treasure trove for ingenious melody arcs, embedded in a prog-oriented sound. Even more than in their other band projects the namesakes Steve and Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson can spread musically here.
JOE BONAMASSA - Different Shades Of Blue (4:36)
Album: Different Shades Of Blue (2014)
Label/Distribution: Provogue/Mascot/Rough Trade
After a solo break of two years, JOE BONAMASSA once again provides his fan community with a new blues rock treat. On "Differnet Shades Of Blue" again brilliantly produced by Kevin Shirley in Las Vegas, the singer/guitarist conjures up the feeling of his early albums time and time again! (RELEASE 19.9.)
GENTLE GIANT - Cogs In Cogs (3:06)
Album: The Power And The Glory (Steven Wilson Remix) (2014)
The first episode of a hopefully comprehensive remix series of the prog giants from the 1970s: Once again Steven Wilson has meticulously dedusted and polished the old tapes. All the better that with "The Power And The Glory" one of the strongest albums of the band makes the beginning. (RELEASE: 18.7.)
ANATHEMA - The Lost Song Part 3 (5:16)
Album: Distant Satellites (2014)
IQ - The Road Of Bones (8:29)
Album: The Road Of Bones (2014)
After five years, finally the long announced album of the Prog institution, and once again they have surpassed themselves. IQ remain true to their ancestral sound, but add new nuances to it, not least thanks to the new keyboard player Neil Durant. The darkly creeping title track is the best example for the powerful sound of "The Road Of Bones". Album of the month!
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.