Featured Music 25 May 2010: Karnataka & Jethro Tull

Karnataka is an excellent neo-progressive band featuring female vocals and showing influences of Yes, Mostly Autumn, and Clannad among others.
The Gathering Light is their most recent release and this week's contemporary progressive feature.
Sadly, even though they've just released this new album, Karnataka is set to begin a new chapter following the announcement that Lisa, Ian Harris and Gonzalo will be leaving the band.

Our classic prog album this week is Thick as a Brick, a concept album, and the fifth studio album, by English progressive rock band Jethro Tull released in 1972. Its lyrics are built around a poem written by a fictitious boy, "Gerald Bostock" a.k.a. "Little Milton" (Ian Anderson himself). The album featured only one song, lasting nearly 45 minutes. To accommodate the album on LP vinyl and cassette, the seamless track was split on both sides of the record. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Pop Albums chart.