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Sassafras ~ Expecting Company

Sassafras – Expecting Company

Published on 28th June 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Having recently covered Esoteric Recordings’ 3CD box-set, All’s Well That Ends Well, from Welsh rocker’s Man, I was pleased to see another of Wales finest, Sassafras receive the re-issue makeover. Both bands were noted for the... Read More

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Kant Freud Kafka - No Tengas Miedo

Kant Freud Kafka – No Tengas Miedo

Published on 26th June 2014 | by Jez Rowden

“Immanuel Kant (22nd April 1724 – 12th February 1804): German philosopher widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. Argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience and that reason is the source of morality.... Read More

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Tim Bowness ~ Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

Published on 22nd June 2014 | by Brian McAllister

My enjoyment of this, the second solo offering from the voice and co-writer of No-man, began as soon as I first read of its imminent release. What a brilliantly evocative (and fitting) title for an album... Read More

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Dewa Budjana ~ Surya Namaskar

Dewa Budjana – Surya Namaskar

Published on 19th June 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

A rich vein of qualitative progressive jazz/rock/fusion can always be found over at MoonJune Records and across many years now I’ve discovered a fair few gems there. One of the more recent is Indonesian guitarist Dewa Budjana who I have... Read More

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Anathema ~ Distant Satellites

Anathema – Distant Satellites

Published on 19th June 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

I have been battering the keyboard at this reviewing lark for a few years now. As such I get sent albums from every corner of the disparate genre known as prog. You would think being a... Read More

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Factor Burzaco ~ 3

Factor Burzaco – 3

Published on 18th June 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Already an accomplished composer, Argentinian Abel Gilbert formed Factor Burzaco as an outlet for his singular musical vision. Combining the influence of chamber music, Henry Cow, Belgian RIO, modern classical composers Ligeti, and Debussy, Gilbert is... Read More

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Hi-Fiction Science ~ Curious Yellow

Hi Fiction Science – Curious Yellow

Published on 13th June 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

The second album from Bristolian acid-folk-psych-rock outfit Hi Fiction Science has landed on my virtual doormat, and I am looking forward to more of their ethereal floating seeds of psychedelic whimsy. Three years ago their self-titled... Read More

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Kaukasus ~ I

Kaukasus – I

Published on 11th June 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

A curious stylistic mix that possibly tries to cover too many prog bases, from the bombastic prog of Lift The Memory to the unsettling ambient soundscapes of Starlit Motion, this album sounds like a fleeting meeting... Read More

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Jack Bruce ~ Silver Rails

Jack Bruce – Silver Rails

Published on 31st May 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Now over 70, Jack Bruce still plays live fairly regularly, and here presents us with his first solo record in over ten years. Anything but tired, these are ten cracking new songs that fans and newcomers... Read More

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Delusion Squared ~ The Final Delusion

Delusion Squared – The Final Delusion

Published on 30th May 2014 | by Brian McAllister

Do you read the sleeve notes before listening to an album? I never do before my first listen, which is just as well as far as this offering, the third from French trio Delusion Squared, is... Read More

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