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Drifting Sun - Twilight

Drifting Sun – Twilight

Published on 1st September 2017 | by Tony Colvill

In the beginning was the dark, a little Thin Lizzy, a touch of Muse, a smidgen of Marillion and a soupçon of Queen. Yes, there are other influences from the history of Prog, but this is... Read More

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My Tricksy Spirit - My Tricksy Spirit

My Tricksy Spirit – My Tricksy Spirit

Published on 31st August 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

My Tricksy Spirit is a project started by songwriter Nick Gray at London University’s School Of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), ably assisted by kindred spirits and fellow alumni. If Alan Freeman was still with us,... Read More

CD Reissues

Touch – Touch

Published on 30th August 2017 | by Basil Francis

When searching for your next prog fix, you can never tell when you’ll uncover a true gem. You certainly can’t expect it to come from a tiny record shop in Bayswater priced at a measly £5.... Read More

A Different Aspect

A Different Aspect 8 - Aug 2017

A Different Aspect #8 – August 2017

Published on 29th August 2017 | by The Progressive Aspect

In this update we feature:- Equally Stupid – Escape from the Unhappy Society Mammoth – Deviations The Howard Hughes Suite – Stereochrome Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte – Loneliness Road Cosmic Mercy – Enjoy the... Read More

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Threshold - Legends of the Shires

Threshold – Legends of the Shires

Published on 28th August 2017 | by Rob Fisher

There is an exhilarating moment of revelation, approximately three and a half minutes into Stars and Satellites, the fifth track on this new album from Threshold, where the building crescendo in the wall of sound abruptly... Read More

CD Reviews

Leprous - Malina

Leprous – Malina

Published on 27th August 2017 | by Jez Rowden

I’ve had something of a torturous relationship with Leprous over the years: I loved Bilateral, liked Coal but just couldn’t get into The Congregation, which seemed like a step too far down a cul de sac.... Read More

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Quaeschning & Schnauss - Synthwaves

Quaeschning & Schnauss – Synthwaves

Published on 25th August 2017 | by John Wenlock-Smith

This is an album from current Tangerine Dream members Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss. It’s highly distinctive and yet wears its influences clearly and immediately in that it sounds like vintage Virgin-era Tangerine Dream, with its... Read More

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Shineback - Minotaur EP

Shineback – Minotaur [EP]

Published on 23rd August 2017 | by Phil Lively

It is worth revisiting the history of Shineback when considering this extended player. Shineback is a Simon Godfrey (ex-TinyFish) project, the first album under the name – Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed – launching the now... Read More

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Talinka - Talinka

Talinka – Talinka

Published on 22nd August 2017 | by Mel Allen

Talinka is a band project by Israeli born vocalist, songwriter and actress Tali Atzmon, married to noted jazz instrumentalist and composer Gilad Atzmon who is also part of this quartet. The remaining places are taken up... Read More

CD Reviews

Dreadnaught - Hard Chargin'

Dreadnaught – Hard Chargin’

Published on 20th August 2017 | by Jez Rowden

Crammed into the less than 50 minutes of Dreadnaught’s first full album in a decade are more styles than you could reasonably shake a stick at. The variety and seamlessness of the delivery is what makes... Read More

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