NewEARS Album Of The Month"Something about Phideaux's work often immediately appeals. The music Phideaux 'discovers', unequivocally declares that it comes from somewhere deep within the composer's heart. His latest creation is no exception and strongly affirms this, in an album that contains a plethora of heartfelt melodies and numerous progressive twists.
Phideaux - Infernal
The album has many layers that wait to be unpicked and with careful listening overtime readily reveal themselves. These create a stimulating and long-lasting listening experience that remains fresh even after repeated plays. I have found something new and different to discover on each listen and it has been a joyous experience linking some of the themes contained in Infernal, albeit in a different form, or with a different mood or emphasis, to those contained in the music of both Doomsday Afternoon and The Great Leap.
Here in lies one of the great strengths of Phideaux's art. His music wears the influences of classic prog on its sleeve, but combined with a whole range of other types of contemporary and alternative music, he is able to create something that, in the end, is beguiling, very bewitching and unique." OD-DPRP
Essential Track: "Opening the final part of the double album set is 'From Hydrogen to Love', at over 14 minutes the longest and maybe the most important piece here. With all the destructive power of Supper's Ready or IQ's Harvest of Souls, it's full of buildups, towering orchestration, references and majesty that a song of this calibre invites." PM-TPA
Read the reviews on DPRP, The Progressive Aspect , and The Prog Report
Buy the CD from LaserCD, Wayside Music or wherever fine prog music is sold.
NewEARS Art Rock Series:
There are currently no entries in the events database. Please check back later.
Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series
New England Events
Martin Barre Band at The Kate (Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center) - Old Saybrook, CT at 08:00 PM
Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! tour at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
$54.50 - $279.50 (VIP)
Martin Barre Band at River Music Club - Scituate, MA at 08:00 PM
Martin Barre Band at TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
$40 & 45
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
$45 - $95 (VIP)
Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 1 of 2, Full Band Acoustic at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
$45 adv, $52 day of show
Martin Barre of Jethro Tull: Night 2 of 2, Full Band Electric at One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
$45 adv, $52 day of show
Martin Barre Celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
$49 adv, $55 day of show
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
$45 - $50
Martin Barre Band at The Cabot Theater - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
$28.50 – $48.50
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
$49 - $55
Martin Barre Band at The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
$29 - $39
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT at 08:00 PM
$69 - $89
Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band - An Evening of Blues, Rock & Tull at Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT at 07:30 PM
$29 - $44
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at Greenwich Odeum - Greenwich, CT at 08:00 PM
$52 - $60
John Lodge of the Moody Blues - The 10,000 Light Years Tour at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
$50.50 - $75 (VIP)
Click here for all of Season 4 of the NewEARS Prog Show podcasts on WEMF...>>
HAKEN comment: "We've been talking about getting out on the road with our good mates LEPROUS again since our European jaunt with them back in 2014. Both our bands have gone from strength to strength in terms of our live shows since then, and we're excited to see what they have planned, as well as playing brand new music from our forthcoming album. We're also stoked to have BENT KNEE along with us. It sure to be an epic night of music, don't miss it!"
Einar Solberg from LEPROUS adds: "So it's finally happening! I think the request we've gotten the most was "Please tour together with HAKEN!" Almost more often than "Come to Chile!" We actually did a tour together once in the UK back in 2014, and we have wanted to do a more comprehensive tour for a long time, but it just never worked out until now. We've been friends with Haken for quite a while, and to tour with them is long overdue. I think this is a great package for most prog fans, as it unites two pretty different approaches to the genre in one evening. And yet, despite our quite different approaches, I know for sure that we share a lot of fans and this package should make for fantastic shows for everyone!"
BENT KNEE have just completed their Paper Earth North American Tour, following the release of last year's Land Animal album.
Prog in the News
2018-09-23: "Yesterday and Today" A 50th Anniversary Tribute To YES!
2018-09-23: Constance and the Waiting by Troot
2018-09-23: Distant Dream - Instrumental guitar driven melodic Prog/Post Rock/Metal
2018-09-22: Eddie Jobson "1971-1979 The Band Years" 2CD set (Globe) 10/26/2018
2018-09-21: Keith Emerson - Beyond the Stars
2018-09-21: Steven Wilson King Crimson remixes on vinyl coming soon
2018-09-21: Gösta Berlings Saga: debut new single "The Shortcomings of Efficiency" off "ET EX" album!
2018-09-21: Riverside: new single and video "Lament" launched today; "Wasteland" album out next week!
2018-09-21: Birdsong At Morning Spins Elegant Tapestries of Sound, Words, and Music on New Album “Signs and Wonders”
2018-09-20: AAJ Review - Soft Machine: Hidden Details