10 ? with Peter Hamer of Victim of Illusion.

Peter Hamer (aka Piero Giaccone) founded the progressive rock band Victim of Illusion in 2010. With Peter handling guitar, keys, and synth duties, Paolo Gurlino and Luca Imerito round out the line up on vocals and bass. Based in Turin, Italy, Peter is a soundtrack composer by trade and has his hands in many other [...]

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Tony MacAlpine sweeps through Atlanta.

Having started at a very young age on piano, guitar and even violin, Tony MacAlpine developed into one of the most consummate virtuosos of our lifetimes. Since his debut album Edge of Insanity in 1986, Tony has continued to compose myriad songs. Songs that are complex, hard charging, and beautiful, often in the same piece. [...]

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 [...]

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 Dan Menapace of Illogistical Resource Dept.

As varied as music is, we all know that many genres become formulaic over time. While the best bands have a signature sound, many others conform to a degree. This is inevitable as the established bands leave their mark. This is part of what makes a band like Illogistical Resource Department so interesting. Comprised of [...]