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Karda Estra - Infernal Spheres

Karda Estra – Infernal Spheres

Published on 20th February 2017 | by Jez Rowden

From the fanfares of brass that open the new – and unexpected – album from Richard Wileman’s wonderful Karda Estra, there is a portentous foreboding in the air. The musical spheres are not at rest. The... Read More

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Edenbridge - The Great Momentum

Edenbridge – The Great Momentum

Published on 19th February 2017 | by Professor Mark

After 2013’s The Bonding it was hard to imagine how Edenbridge could further improve on their sound and majestic power as a band. That album is definitely one of my favorites of this decade, if not... Read More

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Tim Bowness – Lost In The Ghost Light

Tim Bowness – Lost In The Ghost Light

Published on 17th February 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

“You caught the moments in the music by accident, you caught the music in the moment by chance” is one of many poignant lines on this luscious new album from the Doyen of Doomed Romance, or... Read More

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Kshettra – Five Mothers

Kshettra – Five Mothers

Published on 16th February 2017 | by Mel Allen

One the best aspects of reviewing music is that you get to hear new and interesting sounds from around the globe. Indeed it seems that music can be universal, crossing the world, uniting people and connecting... Read More

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Maschine - Naturalis

Maschine – Naturalis

Published on 14th February 2017 | by Bob Mulvey

For one reason or another this review of Maschine’s second studio album has taken a while to come to fruition and in hindsight I’m glad. As with their debut I initially liked what I heard on... Read More

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Steve Hughes - Once We Were (Part Two)

Steve Hughes – Once We Were (Part Two)

Published on 12th February 2017 | by Leo Trimming

Once We Were (Part Two) is the third album released in two years by Steve Hughes since his impressive debut Tales from the Silent Ocean in 2015. This release is the sequel to last year’s imaginative... Read More

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Progression - Noxologic

Progression – Noxologic

Published on 9th February 2017 | by Kevan Furbank

If you are going to call your band Progression then you need to be pretty damn progressive. It’s like calling yourself Mr Big – if you’re not the tallest, widest or most powerful geezer in the... Read More

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Flat White - Blue Square

Flat White – Blue Square

Published on 8th February 2017 | by Ian Francis Osborne

There’s a conventional wisdom that punk rock came along to burn the bridges and bury progressive rock under an earthquake of nihilism and a slightly less hygienic airborne barrage of phlegm. The reality was, of course,... Read More

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Pymlico - Meeting Point

Pymlico – Meeting Point

Published on 6th February 2017 | by Jez Rowden

There seems to have been a lot of goodness coming out of Norway of late. Founded in 2009, Pymlico are an instrumental band from Oslo, led by composer and drummer Arild Brøter, that mainly play a... Read More

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