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Deep Energy Orchestra - Playing With Fire

Deep Energy Orchestra – Playing With Fire

Published on 19th November 2018 | by Bob Mulvey

So what ‘ave we got ‘ere then? Well… other than a truly absorbing display of empathic creativity, with all eight musicians truly on fire, we also have a deeply engrossing hour’s worth of compelling and fascinating... Read More

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Septon - Cradle of Deception

Septon – Cradle of Deception

Published on 18th November 2018 | by Professor Mark

Septon is a progressive symphonic metal band from Barranquilla, Columbia. They have been a band since 2016, formed by drummer Juan Camilo Bertel. Septon won first place awards at local festivals and have also shared the... Read More

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Tom Slatter - Spirit Box EP

Tom Slatter – Spirit Box EP

Published on 15th November 2018 | by Tony Colvill

Tom Slatter is akin to premium dark Belgium chocolate; deliciously dark and bittersweet. This latest release from the Urban Folk Steampunk songwriter is just that. Via some cracking tunes with slightly unhinged lyrics, Tom continues to... Read More

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The Tangent - Proxy

The Tangent – Proxy

Published on 13th November 2018 | by Kevan Furbank

The Tangent tick all the boxes for me. Eclectic, melodic progressive rock with a generous injection of jazz? Check. Lyrics that really mean something, sometimes personal, sometimes political, but with the edges smoothed off by irony... Read More

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Eynomia - Break Free

Eynomia – Break Free

Published on 12th November 2018 | by Professor Mark

I found Eynomia after completing a review of keyboardist Jimmy Pitts’ other project, The Fractured Dimension. Cleansing opens with beautiful, Dream Theater-like keyboards, reminscent of Images and Words, and even some of Pendragon’s albums like Masquerade... Read More

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Morgan and the Mountain - Pieces of Cadence

Morgan and the Mountain – Pieces of Cadence

Published on 11th November 2018 | by Andrew Halley

Singer/songwriter Morgan Thomas treats our imagination to a peregrination through jungles, deserts, and mountains in this rather lovely instrumental album entitled Pieces of Cadence. Using well played acoustic, a Howe-esque clean electric, and some subtle drumming... Read More

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Saul Blease - The Great War

Saul Blease – The Great War

Published on 10th November 2018 | by Phil Lively

Saul Blease announced this project a while ago now, as documented in m’colleague Jez Rowden’s review of his 2015 album, Daybreak. Since Daybreak, Saul seems to have morphed into a completely new musician! His obviously piano... Read More

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Twelfth Night Sequences

Twelfth Night – Sequences

Published on 9th November 2018 | by Leo Trimming

As we approach the Centenary of the end of the appalling carnage of the First World War it seems entirely fitting that Twelfth Night are marking the event with the release of a special studio album... Read More

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Bill Wurtz

Bill Wurtz

Published on 8th November 2018 | by Basil Francis

Do you want to know about the history of Japan? How about the history of the entire world? In two highly informative yet idiosyncratic videos totalling less than half an hour, video creator and multi-instrumentalist Bill... Read More

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Thumpermonkey – Make Me Young, etc.

Thumpermonkey – Make Me Young, etc.

Published on 7th November 2018 | by Jez Rowden

“Make Me Young, etc. is released on Rockosmos on Friday 26th October 2018 – which coincides with the end of the world. Don’t make no plans.” So says the PR blurb. Whoa! Given that I had... Read More

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