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Tohpati Ethnomission - Mata Hati

Tohpati Ethnomission – Mata Hati

Published on 24th April 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Way back in 2010, one of MoonJune Records’ many Indonesian guitarist discoveries gave us his band Ethnomission’s first glorious outing Save The Planet. Released on 1st January 2017 comes this second offering from Ethnomission HQ, the... Read More

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Encircled - The Monkey Jamboree

Encircled – The Monkey Jamboree

Published on 23rd April 2017 | by Tony Colvill

I loved Encircled’s first album, The Gun Has Replaced the Handshake, but opined that it would be far better with drums, so now we get album two, The Monkey Jamboree, and it HAS drums. On first... Read More

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The Hadron Big Bangers - flAsh

The Hadron Big Bangers – flAsh

Published on 23rd April 2017 | by Mel Allen

The Hadron Big Bangers (T.H.B.B.) come from Newtown, Connecticut, and consist of full-time members Robert Are and Martin Ear. They state that their influences include Dali, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Legendary Pink Dots... Read More

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Big Big Train - Grimspound

Big Big Train – Grimspound

Published on 22nd April 2017 | by Kevan Furbank

As a reviewer, I try to wield the Sword of Truth while wearing the Trousers of Objectivity. No fawning and grovelling from me – fearless, searing honesty is my only approach. Publish and be damned is... Read More

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Uneven Structure - La Partition

Uneven Structure – La Partition

Published on 21st April 2017 | by Calder Hannan

Uneven Structure’s long-teased second full-length, La Partition, is an immersive, submersive experience that expands on the excellent Februus and shines as a beacon of truly ambitious, exciting and successful progressive metal. The first thing to talk... Read More

CD Reissues

Tervahäät – Kalmonsäie

Tervahäät – Kalmonsäie

Published on 20th April 2017 | by Jez Rowden

From Finland, the duo that call themselves Tervahäät have been producing their eclectic mix of folk and industrial ambient since 2008. Originally released in 2012 on the Anima Arctica label Kalmonsäie, their second album, is now... Read More

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Ben Craven - First Chance To Hear

Ben Craven – Last Chance to Hear

Published on 19th April 2017 | by Leo Trimming

Last Chance to Hear is the third album from Ben Craven, who is described as an ‘Australian cinematic progressive rock artist’. The album was apparently inspired by ‘the end of the music industry as we knew... Read More

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Isaac Volume - Lords

Isaac Vacuum – Lords

Published on 19th April 2017 | by Phil Lively

When I heard the Isaac Vacuum debut EP I knew that the next thing they did would be interesting. I liked it a lot. Whereas the EP was at once dissonant, melodic, metallic, quirky and progressive,... Read More

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ZU - Jhator

ZU – Jhator

Published on 18th April 2017 | by Mel Allen

As a Buddhist, an album that takes inspiration from the ancient, mysterious and often misunderstood Tibetan sky burial intrigued me and I approached this review with interest. Italian trio ZU have been free of genre classification... Read More

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