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Music Releases by Brian Johnstone

Consent Under Coercion album front cover

Consent Under Coercion


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Anywhere But Here album front cover

But Here


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The Agartha Tesseract album front cover

The Agartha


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The Balance of Risk album front cover

The Balance
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Solo (Aurora Project)

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A huge songwriting talent at work here!

Hemisphere Music, Holland
The Balance of Risk is an excellent and very diverse album
Bruce Gall, ARFM Radio
Beautifully crafted music showing extremely well the compositional capabilities of this artist
CD Services
Amazing songwriting and atmospheres with mix of classic prog/pop elements with contemporary drum programming and soundscapes (about Zdiar)
People Sound (early music portal)
Consent Under Coercion is a damn fine album
Emma Roebuck, Progzilla Radio
This is a true solo effort with no frills and some good progressive rock. Brian Johnstone is quite a talent.
Keith Hannaleck, Prog Rock Music Talk
Fantastic songs, musically brilliant and a pretty good vocalist thrown in there too. This has to be one of the better Prog albums i’ve bought recently.
David McCombe

The Music

Brian Johnstone is a driven and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of music which incorporates a wide variety of styles, genres and influences creating an eclectic collection of albums and songs.

It defies classification but includes heavy influences from modern progressive rock, electronic pop, ambient, country and more,  His innovative arrangements, beautiful melodies and forward-thinking modern approach echo the work of artists the likes of Toto, It Bites and Steve Hackett, just to mention a few.

As a seasoned keyboardist, Brian is part of several bands and side projects, including Zdiar and Scarlet Inside.

His sound is all about great sonic textures, competent musicianship and visionary compositions in a modern multi-genre and progressive rock context, but most of all great memorable songs that engage your ears and soul.

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News from the front

  • Nik Kershaw at The Sage 2, Gateshead

Another Songwriting Masterclass – Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw at the Sage 2 in Gateshead last night was another songwriting masterclass highlight for me this year. A great wee venue, a great engaging performer and superb songs. Nik Kershaw is one of my all time favourite songwriters.

  • Consent Under Coercion Front Cover

New album Listed on Prog Catalogue Site

Thanks to Blogger "New Prog Releases' for the listing of Consent Under Coercion. He does a great job listing and cataloguing prog releases. A clever wee filter system on the web site lets users browse by Year, Country, Sub Genre,

Consent Under Coercion – Dutch Release

The special Dutch release of Consent Under Coercion will be available for order from 28 July 2017. The album, featuring the bonus track Ujezd Tarantella (Taste The Fear) sung in Dutch, will be available for download only and exclusively on

  • Recording vocals for the Dutch Release of Ujezd Tarantella

Ujezd Tarantella – Dutch vocals

As part of a special release of Consent Under Coercion for the Netherlands we just recorded a Dutch vocal version of Ujezd Tarantella. We recorded the vocals a few days ago plan to get the song remixed and re-mastered fairly

  • Brian playing keyboards with special lighting effects

Video Filming for new single Ujezd Tarantella

We're preparing to film a video next week to support the release of the single Ujezd Tarantella (Taste the Fear) from the Consent Under Coercion album. Yes it's a long name for a single but there you go.   It's

Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat 2017

I'm still buzzing. I have just returned from a totally inspirational and educational week at the Chris Difford 2017 Song Writing Retreat. It was a privilege an an honour being among such a range of supremely talented songwriters and musicians.

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