Dévah Quartet – 10 ? with Liza McLellan.

The multi-genre Dévah Quartet are a group of classically trained musicians who perform in various ensembles. Not content to merely apply their virtuosity to the classical role, founder Liza McLellan began searching for string arrangements of rock songs she enjoyed. Not finding any to her satisfaction, she began transcribing her own. After finding like minded [...]

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10 ? with Mike Smith of Threefold Maze.

Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Threefold Maze has its beginnings with friends Mike Smith and Doug Whittenberg jamming on guitars.  What started off as fun playing sessions 25 years ago eventually turned into serious song writing. Their most recent offering Dollar of Dust, is an impressive prog-metal assemblage.  Mike's chugging yet intricate rhythms lay the groundwork for [...]

Claude Léonetti and the mysterious Léode.

Having stumbled across the French progressive band Lazuli, I found myself recently perusing some of the bands music online. Lazuli released their self-titled debut album in 1999, and in the ensuing twenty years have mastered ethereal, dreamy prog atmospheres. The fact that they sing exclusively in their native French adds to the mystique; an element [...]

10 ? with Ed Wynne

I don't remember exactly when I became aware of Ozric Tentacles, but it had to be somewhere between the late eighties to early nineties. A good friend and I ravenously dived into the collection of this truly unique group. Formed by guitarist/keyboardist Ed Wynne in 1983, Ozric Tentacles has churned out amazing soundscapes ever since. [...]