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Tool – Fear Inoculum

Tool – Fear Inoculum

Published on 12th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

Ah, the joys of writing about a band with no preconceptions. You may think it strange, but until I listened to this album I don’t think I’ve knowingly heard anything by Tool. This band are evidently... Read More


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King Of Agogik – After The Last Stroke

King Of Agogik – After The Last Stroke

Published on 11th September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

After the Last Stroke is the seventh album by German multi-instrumentalist Hans Jörg Schmitz, who releases solo albums under the curious soubriquet ‘King of Agogik’. This name came from a humourous exchange experienced by Schmitz when... Read More


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Red Kite – Red Kite

Red Kite – Red Kite

Published on 10th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

This Red Kite, from Norway, are not be confused with an alt-rock band of the same name from London, as an internet search can get a tad confusing! Deliciously scuzzy, like a good vibe in an... Read More


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Magic Pie - Fragments Of The 5th Element

Magic Pie – Fragments Of The 5th Element

Published on 8th September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

Norwegian progressive rockers, Magic Pie, return with their fifth album, appropriately called Fragments of the 5th Element. As those familiar with Luc Besson’s fine 1997 cult (and rather bizarre) Sci-Fi film ‘The Fifth Element’ will know... Read More


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Diagonal - Arc

Diagonal – Arc

Published on 4th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

Brighton band Diagonal reappear on my radar after a seven year gap with their third album Arc, and after a regrouping following the fracture of the band before during and after 2012’s Second Mechanism (read more... Read More


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How Far To Hitchin – Black Bead Eye

Published on 2nd September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

There are some albums that just surprise you, coming right out of left-field and socking you right between the eyes – that’s what Black Bead Eye from How Far to Hitchin has done to me. To... Read More


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Charlie Cawood - Blurring Into Motion

Charlie Cawood – Blurring Into Motion

Published on 1st September 2019 | by Phil Lively

This is Charlie Cawood’s second solo album. Unlike The Divine Abstract, his first solo album, which took several years to write and record, this one came about more quickly. Not only is Charlie the bassist with... Read More


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Emmett Elvin - The End of Music

Emmett Elvin – The End of Music

Published on 31st August 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

Well known quotable curmudgeon, scatological juvenile humourist, and sometime genius musician Frank Zappa once said of music journalism: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”. Emmett Elvin, purveyor of keyboard goodness for Knifeworld and Guapo,... Read More


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  • Thank You Scientist – Swarm

  • Djam Karet – Beyond The Frontier

  • Iamthemorning – Ghost of a Story

  • Jon Anderson – Ramalama

  • Rosalie Cunningham – Ride On My Bike

  • Patterson & Melbourne – Antartica

  • The Samurai of Prog – Toki No Kaze