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Van der Graaf Generator - Merlin Atmos

Van der Graaf Generator – Merlin Atmos

Published on 24th March 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Never averse to taking risks, all incarnations of Van der Graaf Generator were and are as close to the dictionary definition of “progressive” as any other band you care to mention. It goes without saying, but... Read More


Album Reviews

Aisles - 4:45 am

Aisles – 4:45 AM

Published on 16th March 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Aisles are a Chilean prog rock band formed a number of years ago and 4:45 am is their third release, issued in 2013 that somehow seems to have slipped through the net. They cite the usual stalwarts as... Read More


Album Reviews

North Atlantic Oscillation – Glare [EP]

North Atlantic Oscillation – Glare

Published on 11th March 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Released on Monday 16th March to coincide with their short UK tour starting the day after, Sam Healy’s band of shimmering shapeshifters have come up with the goods again. Opening with the title track, this fine... Read More


Album Reviews

simakDialog - Live At Orion

simakDialog – Live At Orion

Published on 9th March 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Ah, that’s more like it… after a bit of a diversion in my reviews, covering books, singer-songwriters, DIY punks and cover version albums over on my blog this marvellous album is like returning home after a... Read More


Album Reissues

Vezhlivy Otkaz – Go to it!..

Vezhlivy Otkaz – Go to it!..

Published on 8th March 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

My second foray into the weird and wonderful world of Vezhlivy Otkaz, which translates as “Polite Refusal” comes with this 1992 album re-released last year by distributors AltrOck. If Geranium, my first encounter with The Polites... Read More


Album Reissues

Bakerloo - Bakerloo

Bakerloo – Bakerloo

Published on 3rd March 2015 | by Leo Trimming

Deep under London there are 40 underground railway stations that are no longer in use for various reasons, presumably with lines that used to have some purpose historically but no longer go anywhere. They remain a... Read More


Album Reviews

The Blue Ship – The Executioner’s Lover

The Blue Ship – The Executioner’s Lover

Published on 25th February 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

The Blue Ship is a Scottish ensemble led by the instrumentally multi-talented composer and gifted singer Paul Napier. This is their first album, released last year on quality Italian avant-rock label AltrOck. On The Executioner’s Lover,... Read More


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