Have progarchists heard of Oblivion Sun? This is a project by two of the founder members of Happy The Man. A tip-off from Twitter pal Chris McGarel (@WhiteRhinoTea) led me to check out their latest album The High Places, and it really is quite splendid: modern in sound but with nods to bands like Genesis. Much love has been expressed for Big Big Train in this blog, and I’ll wager that devotees of that band will feel very comfortable with Oblivion Sun.
Live performances are very much on the agenda, although gigs planned for May in New Jersey and Baltimore have had to be cancelled following an injury to keyboard player Frank Wyatt. Hopefully, he’ll recover soon and they can resume touring. I’ll certainly be first in line to see them if their plans to tour Europe in 2014 come to fruition.