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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

CD Reviews

Il Rumore Bianco – Antropocene

Il Rumore Bianco – Antropocene

Published on 1st March 2017 | by Mel Allen

There are a number of young Italian bands around at the moment who are starting to develop a good reputation in 21st Century progressive rock. Il Rumore Bianco (White Noise), who hail from Verona, is one... Read More

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Orange Clocks – Tope’s Sphere 2

Orange Clocks – Tope’s Sphere 2

Published on 28th February 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Tope poked his head above the parapet of the Rushden of Iniquity and spied a hole in space…you know, one of those left by Fohat. This being East Northants, a place where they still practice the... Read More

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Fairport Convention - 50:50@50

Fairport Convention – 50:50@50

Published on 26th February 2017 | by Kevan Furbank

If there was any justice – and music taste – in the world, Fairport Convention would be treated in the U.K. with the same reverence as, say, The Band in the U.S. After all, they have... Read More

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Blackfield – Blackfield V

Blackfield – Blackfield V

Published on 25th February 2017 | by Mel Allen

If you are reading this then Blackfield, the well-known collaborative project between Steven Wilson and Israeli artist Aviv Geffen, probably need little or no introduction. There have been four albums previously, the last two, Welcome to... Read More

CD Reissues

Eclection - Eclection

Eclection – Eclection

Published on 24th February 2017 | by John Wenlock-Smith

This album is a real throwback to the late 1960s. Eclection made their first public appearance supporting Tom Paxton at the Royal Festival Hall in 1967. Their debut album was originally released on the Elektra Records... Read More

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Karda Estra - Infernal Spheres

Karda Estra – Infernal Spheres

Published on 20th February 2017 | by Jez Rowden

From the fanfares of brass that open the new – and unexpected – album from Richard Wileman’s wonderful Karda Estra, there is a portentous foreboding in the air. The musical spheres are not at rest. The... Read More

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