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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

 

The ProgBlog has been put together to encourage discussion about progressive rock music illustrated by personal observation

 

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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.

 

The DISCovery section has been introduced to better serve the requirements of musicians who contact ProgBlog with the aim of increasing the audience for their music; without music there can be no discussion of music.

Alan Gowen

Jonatan Piña Duluc has just released his second solo album Substancia, a collection of avant-garde, psychedelic Afro-Dominican jazz pieces.

Born in 1976, Duluc is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who has won the Dominican Republic’s most prestigious composition competition the Premio Nacional de Música on six occasions on three different categories: Symphonic/Choral, Chamber music and Latin Dance music. On Substancia he blends his influences and interests to produce a unique exploratory, challenging and ultimately satisfying album

Uncertain times Living in the Past, Venice 1 Somewhereout eternity, infinity Substancia