All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Hans Zimmer – Interstellar [OST]

    Contrary to the collective Christopher Nolan worship that rears its ugly head whenever another of his films comes out, I wasn’t altogether impressed with Interstellar. His...

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

    Unlike so many of rock music’s offshoots and derivatives, post-rock history only hit its stride in the new millennium. That Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas...

  • Swans – To Be Kind

    Before even getting into To Be Kind as a musical work itself, it’s an amazement unto itself that people are getting this worked up and divided over a rock...

  • Glass Hammer – Ode to Echo

    I had the pleasure earlier this year to interview Glass Hammer upon the release of Ode to Echo for Prog Sphere. Among other insights, one thing that really served...

  • A Run Through SYZYGY’s Discography

    Cosmos and Chaos (as Witsend) – 1993 Perhaps even moreso than their Scandinavian counterparts, it’s the United States that has carried the symphonic prog mantle...

  • Oceans of Night – Midnight Rising

    Midnight Rising is the best record from Oceans of Night to date. I say this as someone who has followed the band’s saga from their debut The Shadowheart Mirror and...

  • Yes – Fly From Here

    At the time Fly From Here was first released in 2011, my Yes fandom had been largely restricted to their classics. I enjoyed Yes‘ first (and last) bout with singer...

  • Yes – Keystudio

    Keystudio is one of the best-intentioned failures in progressive rock history. Is it simply a compilation, or an overlooked Yes studio album? The record should state its the...

  • Yes – Yes Remixes

    What were Yes thinking when they accepted, and subsequently released these remixes by Steve Howe’s son Virgil? I don’t think it’s simply for nepotism’s sake, trying to...

  • Yes – Live at Montreux 2003

    Live albums have fallen out of favour in the past generation, and I think it’s for the reason that a recording of a live performance...