All hands on deck: Why Kylver are bringing back conceptual prog rock
Kylver guitarist Jonny Scott meets Prog to talk Lovecraft, translating their music for the stage and the weighty concept of their new album
Think of instrumental concept albums and you might find yourself gazing wistfully back to the 70s heyday of symphonic rock. Taking their cues from orchestral programme music, Camel’s The Snow Goose and Bo Hansson’s Lord Of The Rings and Watership Down were all ‘inspired by’ literary fiction. With The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, Rick Wakeman took history as the inspiration for his sonic portraits. The Enid turned to the tarot for In The Region Of The Summer Stars. Now, Geordie lads Kylver are following in their footsteps.