In The Mood For Prog (Preorder)
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A curated list of 25 less well known progressive rock albums presented in chapters grouped according to mood and listening style ('Albums to induce Psychedelic Bliss', 'Albums to Scare the Neighbours', 'Albums for Those Short of Time' and 'Albums for Lovers of All Things Orchestral' to name a few examples. The book is designed to introduce both casual and veteran fans to a wide range of music that is less often discussed in this genre. Each chapter features a given theme/mood/style that is presented with a chosen album containing information about the album plus a track by track breakdown. Alongside this, each chapter will contain a brief overview of two additional albums to consider.

Please note that a preorder of this book will entitle you to an earlier release. The official release date is 1st December 2021

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The Nature of Solitude II

Ryan Yard

Prepare to be transported to a beautiful musical landscape of shifting moods and textures in the forthcoming sequel to the original 2017 release.

Featuring two long form extended instrumental parts drawing upon thematic and stylistic features of the original. This is an album not to be missed for lovers of expressive symphonic progressive rock.

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Going Home

Ryan Yard

In September 2017 my wonderful mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During this emotional time I suggested that I should write an album to raise money and awareness for this cruel and awful type of cancer.
Through support from many I have been able to raise £500 for charity and now the digital release is finally available. Each digital sale will see 30% of the total continuing on to charity.

I was extremely fortunate to have special guests Justin Towell and Les Penning play on this album.

My mum asked for a catchy album so despite the very difficult time in which it was written I have tried to write something that is uplifting.
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The Unreleased Piano

Ryan Yard

For the first time I am making available a selection of piano music that I played frequently in recitals many years ago. I feel they represent my early formative stages as a composer.
The music is dark and introspective perfect for the cold winter months.
I hope you enjoy listening to these unearthed rarities but please note there are some changes in sound quality due to different pianos and recordings used.
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M.A.C.O

Ryan Yard

An epic electronic concept album telling the story of a scientist who puts himself in the position of testing living conditions on Mars in readiness to fully colonise the red planet. As the story progresses we learn about his wife Lydia and the strong bond they share and as his physical, emotional and mental wellbeing slowly collapses we begin to wonder what this mission was really all about. Follow his journey as he uncovers the secrets of M.A.C.O
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Chasing Time

Ryan Yard

My debut album featuring music that spans 16 years of my life. A deeply personal album combining old and new across 11 haunting tracks for piano and string quartet.
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