Progressive Rock

Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: King Crimson: Difficult Beauty II

By |2018-04-12T18:39:17-06:00April 12th, 2018|Difficult Beauty, Features|

King Crimson is probably the band that is most evocative of Progressive Rock. That is to say they have been and continue to be unapologetic prog. There was no decent into pop singles in the 80s, there was no reworking of old material with an orchestra, neither was there [...]

Close to the Edge: Yes: Difficult Beauty I

By |2018-03-10T13:10:33-06:00March 9th, 2018|Difficult Beauty, Features|

I begin this journey into Progressive Rock with the album that I feel is the quintessential example of the genre. Yes’ fifth release typifies the aspects of what makes great Prog Rock.  It executes the characteristics of the form perfectly and combines the musical experimentation and instrumentation into what [...]

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction

By |2018-02-13T14:49:25-06:00February 13th, 2018|Difficult Beauty, Features|

Progressive Rock is a genre of music that typically to consists of long, complicated pieces of music that attempts to incorporate ideas and styles of jazz improvisation and classical composition. It tends to focus on the virtuosity of its musicians, experimentation in the structure of the music and instruments, and [...]