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Isildurs Bane - Off The Radar

Isildurs Bane – Off the Radar

Published on 17th December 2017 | by Mel Allen

Off The Radar is the fourteenth studio album from Isildurs Bane, and that title could reflect how they have gone about their musical vision these last forty years; quietly, evolving, changing direction, all the time maintaining... Read More


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Knekklectric – For Mange Melodia

Knekklectric – For Mange Melodia

Published on 15th December 2017 | by Friedrich Kunzmann

With For Mange Melodia Norwegian newcomers Knekklectric present an ambitious and sonically varied sophomore effort, displaying elements ranging from Indie-Rock, Post-Hardcore and Jazz to classic progressive rock. The Ålesund-based outfit successfully combines the above mentioned musical... Read More


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No-Man – Returning Jesus

No-Man – Returning Jesus

Published on 14th December 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Suffering from a surfeit of weltschmerz recently? What you need is to give it a no-man soundtrack, then everything becomes clear, and by transposing your suffering and crushing ennui onto the surprisingly strong shoulders of the... Read More


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Anthony Phillips - Invisible Men Remastered & Expanded

Anthony Phillips – Invisible Men

Published on 13th December 2017 | by Basil Francis

Esoteric’s deluxe treatment of Anthony Phillips’ back catalogue continues with the not-so-highly sought after 1983 pop album Invisible Men, a collaboration between himself and long-time musical partner Richard Scott. The notes of this 2CD edition explain... Read More


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Panzerballett - X-mas Death Jazz

Panzerballett – X-Mas Death Jazz

Published on 12th December 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Greetings, fellow misanthropes! Like me, do you loathe the way Christmas has become a “season” that seems to start the second after the autumn equinox, and goes on until January 7th or thereabouts? And do you... Read More


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Lost Horizons – Ojalá

Lost Horizons – Ojalá

Published on 11th December 2017 | by Professor Mark

The end of the year has been a real stunner for me recently. Last year I was surprised by the release of The Mission’s Another Fall From Grace at the end of September. I had already... Read More


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TPA/Prog-Watch Best Albums of 2017

Published on 10th December 2017 | by The Progressive Aspect

As we approach the end of another exciting year of wonderful music and enjoyed the delights of many fabulous releases, The Progressive Aspect, in collaboration with Anthony Rowsick’s radio programme Prog-Watch, have collected together our “The... Read More


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Unicorn - Too May Crooks

Unicorn – Too Many Crooks

Published on 9th December 2017 | by Basil Francis

This year marks a decade of Esoteric Recordings. Beginning by releasing solely progressive rock music, it’s safe to say the style of their releases has strayed from the original remit somewhat. Nevertheless, I’ll continue to chase... Read More


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Motorpsycho - The Tower

Motorpsycho – The Tower

Published on 8th December 2017 | by Shawn Dudley

“Out in Malibu where the rich folk live On a mountain top I will pitch my tent right up And be a holy man, oh, so deep and true a shoeless holy man…with a view.” And... Read More


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