All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Enslaved – RIITIIR

    In almost every article about this band I’ve read recently, there’s a repeated emphasis on how remarkably consistent Enslaved are when it comes to releasing...

  • Tangerine Dream – Sorcerer

    Progressive rock seems to have a connection with horror films. Goblin wrote the haunting soundtrack for Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and William Friedkin’s The Exorcist was...

  • Interview With Tusmørke

    Although Norway may be better known for its metal exports in the musical underground, Norway (as well as the rest of Scandinavia) have been the...

  • Tangerine Dream – Cyclone

    “Cyclone” is, in some respects, a continuation of the increasingly streamlined sound of “Stratosfear”. Although Tangerine Dream were holding strong to their electronic roots, there...

  • Tangerine Dream – Zeit

    “Zeit” is an album with the sort of legacy that genuinely interests me. Unlike most ‘classic’ albums where listeners are ultimately able to come to...

  • Porcupine Tree – Octane Twisted

    On September 15th 2009, I got to see Porcupine Tree. Driving down to Seattle to see them perform at the Moore Theatre, it was an...

  • Tusmørke – Underjordisk Tusmørke

    Perhaps as far as the ‘traditional’ sound of progressive rock goes, I might argue that the mantle was passed from Britain to Scandinavia somewhere in...

  • Miles Davis – Aura

    If ‘Kind Of Blue’ was Miles Davis’ ode to cultured urbania, then ‘Aura’ shows the civil setting come crashing down around him. Well into the...

  • Tangerine Dream – Stratosfear

    With “Rubycon”, it is this reviewer’s opinion that Tangerine Dream finally tapped into the true potential of their sound. Vast, mysterious, and even downright creepy...

  • BunChakeze – Whose Dream?

    Here is an album with quite a unique story behind it. From the ashes of an early ’80s rock group Odin of London, a handful...