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Shamblemaths - Shamblemaths

Shamblemaths – Shamblemaths

Published on 14th March 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Further proof to my contention that everyone in Scandinavia is in, or has been in a band is offered by the glorious duo Shamblemaths, who hail almost inevitably from Trondheim in Norway. Simen Å. Ellingsen on... Read More

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Drifting Sun - On the Rebound

Drifting Sun – On The Rebound (2016 Remix)

Published on 13th March 2017 | by Tony Colvill

The Charade opens with almost a Travis-like melody – prog Travis? The instruments are better defined and clearer, the balance between vocal and instrumental favouring the musical passages, and, if anything, it sounds more French on... Read More

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Kepler Ten – Delta-V

Kepler Ten – Delta-V

Published on 12th March 2017 | by Rob Fisher

The shimmering, hazy silhouette of the sun’s dawning rays, cresting the horizon in joyful anticipation of all the possibilities of a new day sends cascading ripples of ultraviolet sound to wash the earth. The rich, dominating... Read More

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Anakdota - Overloading

Anakdota – Overloading

Published on 8th March 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Anakdota are a young band from Israel who take influence from modern electric jazz mixed with an ear for melody and complex rhythmic structure that in places ventures down a route once trodden by Gentle Giant,... Read More

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Moving Structures - Awake

Moving Structures – Awake

Published on 7th March 2017 | by Jez Rowden

Released in the middle of 2016, Awake, the debut album from Los Angeles-based Moving Structures, is a concept album that begins with a burial at sea and ends with an ascension to a higher plane. Whoa!... Read More

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Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis - The Stone House

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis – The Stone House

Published on 6th March 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

That these four musicians got together and recorded this nigh on hour-long excursion into stellar improvisation with no rehearsal beforehand is frankly astonishing. Then again, given the calibre of the musicians involved it is almost to... Read More

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Steve Hackett - The Night Siren

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren

Published on 3rd March 2017 | by John Wenlock-Smith

Steve Hackett is not a man to rest on his laurels or use his illustrious past as a member of Genesis in an exploitative manner, thankfully that is because on this, his 25th solo album, The... Read More

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Morning Mode - Short Story EP

Morning Mode – Short Story EP

Published on 2nd March 2017 | by Sonia Müller

Post Rock seems to be a popular genre these days, at least by the numbers of releases, but as is often the case, plenty of uninspiring releases overwhelm the market making it hard to find the... Read More

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