Most people have heard of progressive rock (or prog rock, or simply prog) but the great majority of them treat it with mild disdain (at best) or outright hatred (at worst). Most of the criticism is a mindless rejection based on current trends and a misunderstanding of the genre; “dinosaur” is a common term of abuse, neatly parodied by Adrian Belew on King Crimson’s 1994 album Thrak
There is an increasing quantity of literature on the subject, ranging from the analytical or academic (Edward Macan, Rocking the Classics; Kevin Holme-Hudson, Progressive Rock Revisited) to the fairly straightforward lists (Charles Snider, The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock.) There are also thousands of fans out there who not only continue to attend concerts, but also contribute to a growing network of fanzines and on-line forums. Fans are even served by Prog, a glossy magazine from Future Publishing now in its ninth year, entirely devoted to prog in all its forms
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The original aim of the blog was to promote discussion about all and any facet of progressive rock but from time to time, bands and musicians contact ProgBlog with new prog-related material that they want to expose to a wider audience; ProgBlog's album of 2017 An Invitation by Amber Foil was one such approach.
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Polish band Pinn Dropp started out as a concept created by guitarist and composer Piotr Sym who wanted to find a musical outlet to express his love of progressive music. After an intensive period of writing, Piotr teamed up with drummer and producer Dariusz Piwowarczyk in 2015 to create the definitive Pinn Dropp sound. The duo was joined by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Mateusz Jagieo and in December 2017 the band released their well-received debut EP Re: verse, Re: treat, Re: unite. The band was completed with the arrival of bass player Pawe Woliski at the beginning of 2018 and their first full length album Perfectly Flawed was given a digital release at the end of the year, followed by a CD release last month. They’ve produced a fine, well crafted album with seven excellent tracks running to seventy minutes of really good progressive rock
L to R: Dariusz Piwowarczyk, Pawe Woliski, Mateusz Jagieo, Piotr Sym