Sunday, October 30, 2016

October playlist

    • Marillion—F.E.A.R. (2016)
    • Suzanne VegaLover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson Mccullers (2016)
    • David BowieLazarus (cast album) (2016)
    • Syd ArthurApricity (2016)
    • Bent KneeLeak Water EP (2016)
    • RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool - Special Edition (2016)
    • RiversideEye of the Soundscape (2016)
    • Banco de GaiaThe 9th of Nine Hearts (2016)
    • Mark KnopflerTracker (2015, Deluxe Edition)
    • Steven Wilson and Dirk SeriesContinuum II (2007)
    • ToolLateralus (2001)
    • Steve Reich (+ Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny)Different Trains (1989)
    • How We LiveDry Land (1987, reissue 2016)
    • Tears for FearsSongs from the Big Chair (1985) 
    • King CrimsonBeatThree of a Perfect Pair (1982; 1984 40th Anniversary reissues)

    New on newsstands

    The latest issue of Prog magazine includes a couple of contributions from me. I wrote a short retrospective piece about Toni Childs' great album The Woman's Boat. (She's one of my favorite singers - listen to this song, "I Just Want Affection," from that album to hear her incredible and unique voice.)

    I also reviewed two albums by two Porcupine Tree musicians. 1) Songwriter and guitarist John Wesley's A Way You'll Never Be showcases a tougher, grungier sound and some of his greatest guitar solos ever. Hear "By the Light of the Sun" and hear the title track here. 2) Burnt Belief is an instrumental group consisting of bassist Colin Edwin and Boston-based touch guitarist Jon Durant. Their third album, Emergent, consists of instrumentals that ventures into unearthly realms. Hear "Ghost Aquatic" from the album.

    Also in the issue of Prog magazine: A Pink Floyd extravaganza that looks at the making of Atom Heart Mother... Plus exclusive interviews with Van der Graaf Generator, Brian Eno, Kansas, Opeth, Nosound, Glass Hammer, Gong - Band, Stick Men, Director John Carpenter,