Azure – Of Brine and Angel’s Beaks

The same band we've come to love (and boy, do I love Azure) is still there, their optimistic, hopeful, powerful heart still beating underneath the added musical layers. And that's what makes all of those additions work; in other works, they'd come off as extraneous or forced, the mark of a band trying too hard to be something they're not. But here, the extra tones, the contrasts, the counterpoints, and the overall structure of the album work so well because they are in constant communication with Azure's style and their artistic direction.

Kyros – Celexa Dreams

Contemporary progressive rock is often condemned and shelved with the dinosaurs who don’t know how to move on from age old musical formulae, capes and keytar solos. The argument is that progressive rock has ce... Read More...