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  • Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”

    Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”

    If you’ve felt the ground rumbling late, it’s probably because bassists from all over the world have teamed up for the Bassists Alliance. The project, which features thirteen bassists and one drummer, has released their debut album, Crush. Formed by Alberto Rigoni and Six Feet Under bassist Jeff Hughell, the group’s new album is as... »

  • Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    London-based music producer Gaudi has tapped a wealth of bassists for his latest album, entitled Magnetic. Drawing inspiration from the RareNoise Records catalog, the composer blends electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music for a tapestry of sounds. “It is not a departure from the Gaudi we know and love,” a press release states, “however, Magnetic... »

  • Burnt Belief, Featuring Colin Edwin, Release “Emergent”

    Burnt Belief, Featuring Colin Edwin, Release “Emergent”

    Bassist Colin Edwin and guitarist Jon Durant have teamed up once again under the name Burnt Belief to release Emergent, an album they say is inspired by the unspoken and hidden truths behind our daily reality. The experimental duo called upon their prog chops to create an ambient and hypnotically rhythmic experience. “One of the... »

  • Colin Edwin Releases Album With New Group, O.R.k.

    Colin Edwin Releases Album With New Group, O.R.k.

    Prolific progressive rock bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Metallic Taste of Blood) has joined up with a new group of players in the group O.R.k., which has released its first album, Inflamed Rides. “It was great to get stuck in to more arranged, song-based material after being recently focussed on purely instrumental material with Twinscapes... »

  • Bass of the Week: Colin Edwin’s Wal Mk 1 Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Colin Edwin’s Wal Mk 1 Fretless

    Prog bassist Colin Edwin has been sharing details of his bass arsenal on his blog, including his exquisite Wal Mk 1 Fretless. The Porcupine Tree member explains that the model is probably his most played bass as he used it exclusively for several years. “Made in 1984 at Electric Wood in the UK, my Wal... »

  • Twinscapes: Master Class at Planet Live

    Twinscapes: Master Class at Planet Live

    Bassists Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati teamed up last year to release Twinscapes, an album that ranges from ambient drones to heavy grooving. Besides stellar musicianship, the record is tied together with clever uses of effects and techniques to create rich sonic atmospheres. The duo have now released footage of a master class in which... »

  • Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati Team Up for “Twinscapes”

    Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati Team Up for “Twinscapes”

    Italian jazz rock/nu-jazz bassist Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth/Berserk!) and Australian progressive bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood) have joined forces as a bass duo on . The bassists first connected at a London gig in early 2013, just as Edwin was thinking about creating a dual-bass project. The pair rehearsed for a few... »

  • Porcupine Tree Releases “Octane Twisted”

    Porcupine Tree Releases “Octane Twisted”

    Progressive rock outfit Porcupine Tree has released Octane Twisted, a new live release taken from performances during their world tour for The Incident in 2010. The double disc set is anchored by bassist Colin Edwin, who’s jazz sensibilities come out in his playing. “Most of the tracks were recorded live at the Riviera in Chicago... »

  • The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    Following the release of The Prog Collective, former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood’s companion album, The Fusion Syndicate is now out and features the same sort of dream team line-up Sherwood assembled for the first one. Sherwood composed, produced and recorded the tracks with help from bassists Jimmy Haslip, Billy Sheehan, Colin Edwin, Percy Jones and... »