CLOSER TO THE EDGE is a “Prog Variety Show” playing the finest classic and modern Progressive music from around the world! Progressive Rock (now called Prog to encompass the many sub-genres) evolved in the late 60’s/early 70’s from Psychedelic music to elevate rock to new levels of artistry. Prog bands, then and now, push rock’s technical and composition boundaries by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus song based structures. Also, the arrangements often incorporate elements drawn from classical, jazz and world music. Long, multi-dimensional pieces are more common while songs with lyrics are sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Musically, unusual time signatures are frequent as is orchestration and many ‘movements’ within one song. Prog bands sometimes use “concept albums” to tell an epic story or tackle a grand overarching theme. Progressive Rock sub-genres include Canterbury Scene, Crossover Prog, Eclectic Prog, Experimental/Post Metal, Heavy Prog, Indo-Prog/Raga Rock, Jazz Rock/Fusion, Krautrock, Neo-Prog, Post Rock/Math Rock, Prog Folk, Progressive Electronic, Progressive Metal, Psychedelic/Space Rock, RIO/Avant-Prog Rock, Progressivo Italiano, Symphonic Prog, Tech/Extreme Prog Metal, Zeuhl plus Prog-Related and Proto-Prog. Check out the following sites for historical info and current releases: Prog Magazine, Progression Magazine, The Prog Report and Prog Archives . Hear the STEVEN WILSON interview on: Soundcloud . Listen to Michelle Moog interview here: MOOGSEUM
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