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Steve Hackett: At the Edge of Light

Steve Hackett: At the Edge of Light

Ryan Reed on March 12, 2019
Steve Hackett is an enigma within the prog-rock world. As Genesis’ bespectacled secret weapon in the early 1970s, he crafted some of the genre’s signature guitar moments— utilizing weepy volume pedal swells and ambient leads, emphasizing atmosphere over virtuosity. But that very lack of flash underscores his outsider status in a community of shredding axemen. […]
Trapper Schoepp: Primetime Illusion

Trapper Schoepp: Primetime Illusion

Lee Zimmerman on March 11, 2019
Trapper Schoepp’s rollicking, robust Primetime Illusion is the album that will deservingly put the Wisconsin-bred musician on a truly national level, but the fact that the album boasts a co-writing credit with Bob Dylan on closing cut “On, Wisconsin” will likely be the buzz that initially translates as an ideal headline. The song, built around […]
Jacco Gardner: Somnium

Jacco Gardner: Somnium

Justin Jacobs on March 8, 2019
Jacco Gardner wasn’t born of this time. The Dutch-bred, Lisbon-based psychedelic composer twirled out of the gate with 2013’s Cabinet of Curiosities, which sounded like a long-lost Zombies record buried on some distant shore. But on Gardner’s third album, Somnium , he’s thrown out traditional song structure—and his own vocals entirely, for that matter—to create […]