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Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Published on 26th March 2019 | by Basil Francis

Let me start by quoting the last couple of sentences from my review of 2016’s The Astonishing: “While it’s definitely the band’s most solid and consistent work for a long time, one wonders if this album... Read More


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Alan Emslie - Obnubilate

Alan Emslie – Obnubilate

Published on 23rd March 2019 | by Bob Mulvey

‘Obnubilate’: “darken or cover with or as if with a cloud; obscure” – according to the Oxford Dictionary, and just in case you were curious. Mmmm… Obscured By Clouds now there’s a thought, and although I’ve... Read More


Album Reviews

Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous

Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous

Published on 22nd March 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

This is the sort of upbeat, preppy music that I have to be in the right mood for these days, and right now as our stupid little rock whizzes round the plug hole in ever decreasing... Read More


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Tim Bowness - Flowers at the Scene

Tim Bowness – Flowers At The Scene

Published on 21st March 2019 | by James R. Turner

I’m not going to lie, I have been a massive fan of Tim’s work since a kind friend gave me a copy of Flowermouth by No-Man back in the dim and distant ’90s, and his recent... Read More


Album Reviews

GRICE - One Thousand Birds

GRICE – One Thousand Birds

Published on 20th March 2019 | by Tony Colvill

In 2019 Grice Peters recorded this, his third album, One Thousand Birds at Forward Studios in Rome which is due to be released on 22 March. In 2019 and 2020, Grice will be promoting his new... Read More


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Kinetic Element - A Face of Live

Kinetic Element – The Face of Life

Published on 19th March 2019 | by John Wenlock-Smith

Sometimes you really have to work it, scratching beneath the surface to get the drift of what an album is really trying to say to you. At other times it comes easy and quickly. Well I... Read More


Album Reissues

Ruphus - New Born Day

Ruphus – New Born Day

Published on 18th March 2019 | by Mel Allen

During my time reviewing albums I have become very interested in the great music being produced by the Norwegian music scene, therefore when I saw this reissue album by the Seventies band Ruphus my curiosity was... Read More


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Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Smells Funny

Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Smells Funny

Published on 17th March 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

“Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny”, was one of the many inimitable one-liners from rock music’s very own Groucho Marx, Frank Zappa. I probably shouldn’t be writing this, as it’s “like dancing about architecture” apparently.... Read More


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The Room - Caught by the Machine

The Room – Caught by the Machine

Published on 16th March 2019 | by John Wenlock-Smith

Caught by the Machine is the new album from U.K. outfit The Room, who hail from the south of England and is their first release for the White Star label, run by John Mitchell (It Bites,... Read More


Album Reviews

Beast In Black - From Hell With Love

Beast In Black – From Hell With Love

Published on 13th March 2019 | by Geoff Ford

Finnish band Beast In Black have released their second album, From Hell With Love, a homage to the eighties, so loved by Anton Kabanen – the founder and driving inspiration behind Beast In Black. From Hell... Read More


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