Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"T" IS FOR....

Steve Thorne


Steve Thorne has released several full-length works in the last several years, including his latest effort, “Crimes & Reasons.”

Steve’s music is mature and melodic, with some melodic rock & pop-rock features, nowadays without losing that prog, atmospheric background.
Weaving in some of the less complicated & more tuneful aspects of Marillion, Pendragon, Spock’s Beard, Porcupine Tree, It Bites, Arena and IQ… Steve manages to deliver amazingly beautiful songs. The production is very clear and rich… excellent by any means.

While Thorne seems to prefer a solitary approach to songwriting and recording, the album is not without guest appearances from such friends as bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), keyboardist/songwriter Martin Orford (IQ), vocalist/guitarist Gary Chandler (Jadis), and drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Spock/s Beard, Big Big Train).

It may be too much to say that this is his strongest effort to date, but when listening to this album one can’t escape the delightful warm pictures it creates when you dive into it.
If you like prog rock music with melodic rock & pop-rock passages then “Crimes & Reasons” will surely make your day.


  1. Haven't heard of him either - thanks! I've added him to my list :)

  2. I've not heard of him. Although prog rock has grown so much in the past few years, that doesn't surprise me.