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Jim Griffin – To A Far City

Jim Griffin – To A Far City

Published on 22nd February 2018 | by Roger Trenwith

Three years ago I reviewed a strange but engaging album entitled The Ranger And The Cleric by Irish guitarist and songsmith Jim Griffin, and it pleases me to tell you that here is the follow up,... Read More

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Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient

Dukes of the Orient – Dukes of the Orient

Published on 21st February 2018 | by Magnus Moar

Ten years in the making, Dukes of the Orient is the album that many Payne-era Asia fans like myself had long since given up believing would ever be released. Having dropped the ‘Asia Featuring John Payne’... Read More

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Moonparticle – Hurricane Esmeralda

Published on 20th February 2018 | by Friedrich Kunzmann

Following in the footsteps of 2013’s instrumental solo-release Banshees and Harpsichord, Hurricane Esmeralda finds guitar virtuoso Niko Tsonev at his creative peak, assembling an all-star cast featuring the likes of keyboard wizard Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson,... Read More

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Agusa - Agusa

Agusa – Agusa

Published on 19th February 2018 | by Mel Allen

Swedish psychedelic band Agusa present their self-titled third album, their second release on the Lasers Edge label and a follow up to 2015’s Agusa 2 (‘Tva’), an album that consisted of just two tracks spanning some... Read More

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7Shades - The Monumental Midden

7shades – The Monumental Midden

Published on 18th February 2018 | by Roger Trenwith

“I command you to be my master and I will not take no for an answer”, ends the introductory paranoiac’s jerk that is The Answers, the opening track on 7shades’ brand spanking new album of dark... Read More

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Believe – Seven Widows

Believe – Seven Widows

Published on 17th February 2018 | by Rob Fisher

Death is bewildering. Something beautiful, precious, is gone never to be seen again. Our cries of anguish, the wrenching pain of our dejection, the awful agony of our newly discovered and unwanted aloneness is a heartbroken... Read More

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Weedpecker - III

Weedpecker – III

Published on 16th February 2018 | by Shawn Dudley

The third long-player from this gathering of Polish potheads is a bewitching listen that demands repeated tokes at regular intervals. A moniker like Weedpecker automatically brings with it certain expectations of sound, style and the accompanying... Read More

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The Dark Element - The Dark Element

The Dark Element – The Dark Element

Published on 15th February 2018 | by Eric Strother

When I first learned Anette Olzon (former vocalist for Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (founding member and guitarist for Sonata Arctica) were collaborating on a project called The Dark Element, I jumped at the chance to review... Read More

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Elk Minister - Aquarius

Elk Minister – Aquarius

Published on 13th February 2018 | by Roger Trenwith

The second “songs” instalment of Mr Minister’s chanelling his Great Aunt Coleslaw’s muse into an expected 26 albums spread over the year – that’s an infeasible one a fortnight for anyone slightly math-headed – arrives with... Read More

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