Reviews &
October 2021

Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid on Tree

"This album however has enough about it to maintain itself
in the forefront of your mind"
April 2021

Review by Dmitry M. Epstein of Tree

"English ethereal duo ground their art in here and now to highlight the roots and branches of the sounds the two make..."
March 2021

Prog Loop's detailed Tree review

"their synthesizer work, skillful guitar leads, and wide instrumentation (including mellotron and piano) the duo prove their own original place within the progressive rock scene today"
March 2021

progarchy's Bryan Morey reviews Tree

"For those into the atmospheric and ambient sides of prog, give Shining Pyramid a listen. They won't disappoint."
February 2021

A Different Aspect #54 features Tree review by Bob Mulvey

"… Jeal's sequenced keyboards and lush pads – ebbing and flowing, supported by Adams textural guitar"
February 2020

Sea of Tranquility Two takes on Children of the Stones

"Shining Pyramid have come out with a fine electronic prog album with Children of the Stones.

Fans of ‘70s progressive rock should find much to enjoy. Recommended."
December 2019

Progressive Rock on Children of the Stones

"...a delightful form of instrumental progressive rock using guitars and keyboards (spacey synthesizers and gorgeous mellotron)"
October 2019

exposé reviews Children of the Stones

"Overall, the album is a solid entry in the field of instrumental electronic-informed progressive rock."
September 2019

Music Street Journal reviews Children of the Stones

"This is an instrumental prog set. A lot of it is in the mellower zone, a bit like Tangerine Dream. Yet, it manages to rock out at other times."
January 2020

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September 2019

Review by Dmitry M. Epstein of Children of the Stones

"Suspended between shoegazing and electronica, British proggers roll their rocks up the hill and let it loose."
September 2019

Review by on Children of the Stones

"highly individual sound that easily rivals anything you've ever heard before from this prog rock genre."
March 2019

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Robert Steven Silverstein interviews Nick and Peter re recent album Children of the Stones
January 2019

Metal Temple reviews Children of the Stones

" At times dark and moody, at other times trippy and weird, and at other times completely jovial, there is something here for everyone."
Spring 2016

Review in Progression Issue 69

Symphonically structured soundscapery searching spatial states is the otherworldly mission of Shining Pyramid, a/k/a British duo Nick Adams (guitars) and Peter Jeal (synthesizers) on this self-titled debut. The all-instrumental work of six tracks is said to be “loosely based” on gothic horror tale “The Shining Pyramid” written by turn-of-the-(20th) century Welsh author Arthur Machen. “Loosely” of course, as there are no lyrical reference points here beyond song titles. Although, the music alone conjures suitably mysterious, occasionally foreboding atmospherics.

Inspired by their affection for '70s progressive music, Adams and Jeal appear to draw chiefly from the cosmically sonorous electronic-symphonic motifs of early Teutonic masters Tangerine Dream, etc. in crafting pieces that move both melodically and impressionistically. Jeal's bouncily rhythmic sequencing is a delightful mainstay beneath synth leads shared with Adams' yearning, (intermittently) texturally coarse guitar.

Particularly noteworthy: heaven-bound melody “Grey Bridge,” the dramatically ominous vibe of “The Myriads Beneath” and three-part, 22-minute closing suite “Annie Trevor/Under the Wild Hills/Pyramid of Fire,” which moves cinematically through contrasting passages toward an aggressively rocking five-minute conclusion.

Striking cover art by Jonathan Adams enhances Shining Pyramid's adventurously escapist undertaking.

We'll watch for voyage No. 2.

John Collinge

Sadly Progression Magazine has suspended publication from issue No. 74 - notice

Monday 2nd May

Review and Interview at MWE3

This website is a great music resource - very pleased wih the review and you can read our interview here.

Interviewer Robert Silverstein has great passion for and dedication to all kinds of rock - so much to read on this site