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After undergoing several line-up changes, UK rock band High Spy has returned with their sixth album, “Human Geometry.” With new band members and four years since their last release, there was curiosity about the new sound the album would bring. The band appears to prefer avoiding being strictly labeled as “Prog” or “Neo-Prog.” They describe their sound as “tight and melodic,” featuring a range of influences including Rush, The Police, and Ultravox, signaling a diversity that extends beyond typical Prog bands. Their versatile sound, blurring the lines between Prog and Prog-Adjacent Rock, meant that the inclusion of tracks from “Human Geometry” on Prog Radio would depend on the appeal of the individual songs.
This album resonates with our signature style, balancing engaging Prog elements with a solid rock foundation to keep the melody flowing and accessible, a hallmark of our selections at Prog Radio.
The album presents a manageable six songs running 40 minutes in total, a length more commonly associated with rock albums than Prog. So, will Prog Radio be playing one or two tracks from “Human Geometry”? No. We’ll be airing all six! This album resonates with our signature style, balancing engaging Prog elements with a solid rock foundation to keep the melody flowing and accessible, a hallmark of our selections at Prog Radio.
So, tune in and explore this pleasing record. (Listen carefully, and you might even get the chance to grab a free digital download of “Human Geometry.")
Jul 6, 2023
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