Articles by Gaz Cloud
Ahead of the release of his new album, Under A Spell, Richard Barbieri brings Echoes and Dust up-to-speed on the breakup of Japan, how he combines vintage and cutting edge technology, plus details of his varied and inspiring collaborations.
The legendary progressive rock singer, Fish, caught up with Echoes and Dust in no mood to self edit, either during this interview or on his sprawling new double album, which marks the end of his career.
Day 2 of Sheffield’s HRH Prog festival saw great turns from Canterbury legends Soft Machine and Caravan, amongst others.
We headed to Yorkshire for the weekend to keep abreast of developments at the UK’s biggest prog festival, and heard great sets from both The Vintage Caravan and Gong on Day 1.
There’s far more to Glastonbury’s music scene than just a once-yearly festival in nearby Pilton. We relive 10 highlights from this year’s psychedelic celebration at The King Arthur here and now.
Cult of Luna, Caspian, Meshuggah – ArcTanGent’s superb if soggy Saturday line-up was nigh on exhausting. Gaz Cloud donned the wellies and squelched his way through a muddy but magnificent 11 bands in 12 hours.
Here’s the lowdown on all the main players, plus a few recommendations from around the site, for the third and final day of this year’s ArcTanGent festival.
Top-notch psychedelic music abounds as Gong and Ed Wynne’s tour stops in Bristol, where even sound issues can’t dampen the vibe.
Kavus Torabi, guitarist and vocalist with Gong, on the creative process behind their new record and why it’s a psychedelic rather than progressive. He also drops hints about a new project, discusses hair care tips and more!
Riverside are a band on top of their game, turning in a top notch, professional trawl through their new album and back catalogue to a delighted Bristol audience.
Anathema steal the show at Kscope’s 10th birthday party, the headliners joined by a raft of label talent and special guests.
Sons of Apollo put on a slick show in Bristol, albeit one that’s almost as heavy on showboating as it is prog metal anthems.
Ahead of their 10th anniversary party in London, Gaz Cloud looks back at the defining moments of the Kscope label.
Here’s the lowdown on Kozfest 2018, including headline appearances by Mugstar, The Cosmic Dead and Nodens Ictus.
Here are 10 unmissable highlights from Devon’s intimate psychedelic festival that’s very special indeed.
Be Prog! My Friend pulls together 10 top sets, with big names Pain of Salvation, A Perfect Circle, Sons of Apollo and Steve Hackett all delivering.
Outlands Network brought together US composer Matana Roberts and UK sound artist Kelly-Jayne Jones for a new, collaborative project, birthed during a residency in Bristol. We caught the London date of the ensuing tour, with support ably provided by a trio featuring DJ and producer Coby Sey.
Plini is Australia’s premier guitarist/composer and also extremely affable. Gaz Cloud caught up with him ahead of his appearance at Be Prog! My Friend to discuss touring with Tesseract, his relationship with practice, the development of his signature sound and more in a revealing interview.
Be Prog! My Friend’s Saturday night bill welcomes Plini, Gazpacho, Sons of Apollo, Steve Hackett and Burst to Barcelona. Read about and listen to all five acts here.
Ahead of this year’s Be Prog! My Friend festival in Barcelona, read about and listen to Persefone, Baroness, Pain of Salvation, A Perfect Circle and Oranssi Pazuzu, the five bands appearing on the Friday night.
The snapshots captured on Norwegian art prog band Gazpacho’s ‘Soyuz’ set out to depict moments that pass and cannot be “saved for later”. Be that as it may, there’s lots to savour here on a record that at its core deals with human frailty.