OH. in Crossover Prog sub-genre of Prog Archives
by on June 1, 2013 in Sleeping World

Prog Archives
I would like to thank the Crossover Team at the Prog Archives website for adding OH. to their premier progressive rock music online resource.

The Prog Archives website project came out from a common dream of a small group of fanatic progressive rock music collectors who decided to develop a website for the online progressive rock music community, with the goal of providing extensive Progressive Rock Music information, as well as interaction features for prog surfers.

You can find progressive rock music discographies from 7,914 bands & artists, 40,228 albums (LP, CD and DVD), 812,247 ratings and reviews from 46,020 members who participate in their active forum.

I’d especially like to thank Olav Martin Bjørnsen for suggesting my addition to Prog Archives after listening to my music on TooHoppy’s (Rick Henry) radio show on House of Prog. Olav is a highly respected and well-known progressive rock writer and reviewer. He has reviewed for progressor.net since 2007 and is a special collaborator at progarchives.com as well as a jury member of the Italian based Progawards. You can view some of Olav’s recent reviews on House of Prog here as well as in the Prog Archives database.

I was added to the Crossover Prog sub-genre. From the Prog Archives website:

Crossover Prog definition:

“Crossover Prog contains progressive rock music that, though 100% progressive, may have a musical connection to popular music– whether it be the lack of emphasis on extended compositions, or an influence from mainstream music in addition to classical, jazz and folk. Compositions, however, still exhibit a high degree of sophistication, sometimes outright complexity, and the musicianship and virtuosity is often on a par with established Prog acts. Much like their kin in the established prog sub-genres, these groups will incorporate many major parts of what defines prog rock: the fusing of rock with the structures and discipline of more traditional musics, the use of syntheisizers and new technologies, intelligent thematics, and the expansion of the form”.


“The defining characteristics of Crossover Prog are a pop music influence that is largely vacant in typical prog rock. Songs tend toward shorter, more concise presentations though still reach beyond the typical verse, bridge, chorus pattern. The harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures may be more easily digested in Crossover while not losing the musical integrity that a prog listener expects. Whereas Prog Related bands are generally commercial groups with certain prog elements or players that were involved in prog acts, Crossover Prog artists are predominantly progressive with elements of popular music.”

“The most representative examples for this genre include The Moody Blues, Supertramp, Dredg, Cinema Show and Radiohead.

You can check out my page on Prog Archives here.

Thank you Crossover Team who took the time and discovered (Windhawk), suggested (yam yam), voted (Chris S, Evolver) and added me (Windhawk).

With much respect…thank you.

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