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Caravan - The Decca Deram Years box set

Caravan – The Decca/Deram Years: 1970 – 1975

Published on 19th September 2019 | by John Wenlock-Smith

Caravan are a legendary Prog band from Canterbury whose elegant and whimsically lyrical music has captivated many listeners over the years. They released a stunning selection of albums of consistently high quality in the mid-1970s and... Read More


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Lunatic Soul - Under The Fragmented Sky

Lunatic Soul – Under The Fragmented Sky

Published on 18th September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

Under the Fragmented Sky was a rather unexpected release in 2018 from Lunatic Soul. In late 2018 there was understandably a lot of focus upon Riverside’s new album Wasteland, but earlier in the year there was... Read More


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The Kentish Spires - Sprezzatura

The Kentish Spires – Sprezzatura

Published on 16th September 2019 | by James R. Turner

The follow up to last year’s The Last Harvest see’s this Canterbury scene inspired band gain a couple of new members (drummer James Hall and woodwind player Chris Egan). It was recorded over a 40 day... Read More


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Toto - 40 Tours Around The Sun

Toto – 40 Tours Around The Sun

Published on 15th September 2019 | by Alex Driessen

Toto is a band that divides music fans into two camps, pro or con, and there is no middle ground. You either condemn the group for its silky smooth productions, catchy tunes and (too) high hit... Read More


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Tool – Fear Inoculum

Tool – Fear Inoculum

Published on 12th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

Ah, the joys of writing about a band with no preconceptions. You may think it strange, but until I listened to this album I don’t think I’ve knowingly heard anything by Tool. This band are evidently... Read More


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King Of Agogik – After The Last Stroke

King Of Agogik – After The Last Stroke

Published on 11th September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

After the Last Stroke is the seventh album by German multi-instrumentalist Hans Jörg Schmitz, who releases solo albums under the curious soubriquet ‘King of Agogik’. This name came from a humourous exchange experienced by Schmitz when... Read More


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Red Kite – Red Kite

Red Kite – Red Kite

Published on 10th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

This Red Kite, from Norway, are not be confused with an alt-rock band of the same name from London, as an internet search can get a tad confusing! Deliciously scuzzy, like a good vibe in an... Read More


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Magic Pie - Fragments Of The 5th Element

Magic Pie – Fragments Of The 5th Element

Published on 8th September 2019 | by Leo Trimming

Norwegian progressive rockers, Magic Pie, return with their fifth album, appropriately called Fragments of the 5th Element. As those familiar with Luc Besson’s fine 1997 cult (and rather bizarre) Sci-Fi film ‘The Fifth Element’ will know... Read More


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Diagonal - Arc

Diagonal – Arc

Published on 4th September 2019 | by Roger Trenwith

Brighton band Diagonal reappear on my radar after a seven year gap with their third album Arc, and after a regrouping following the fracture of the band before during and after 2012’s Second Mechanism (read more... Read More


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