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Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere - 03

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere – θ3

Published on 26th July 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Beamed in from the outer reaches of known space, or Sheffield to be more precise, is the third instalment from Martin Archer’s Kraut/jazz/experimental space rock troupe Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere. Theta Three finds the band... Read More

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Anathema - The Optimist

Anathema – The Optimist

Published on 25th July 2017 | by Phil Lively

Perhaps I should always read sleeve notes and promotional materials that frequently accompany releases. Sometimes I wonder if I’m missing the point of any album because of this. Then I usually conclude that the album should... Read More

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Miriodor - Signal 9

Miriodor – Signal 9

Published on 24th July 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Miriodor were formed in 1980 in Quebec City by François Émond and Pascal Goblensky, and had the internet been around back then, would have instantly become part of the Rock In Opposition movement that was striking... Read More

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Comedy of Errors - House of the Mind

Comedy of Errors – House of the Mind

Published on 21st July 2017 | by Professor Mark

Just in time for their Saturday night performance at 2017’s Night of Prog Festival at Loreley on 15th July, Comedy of Errors return with House of the Mind, a collection of great new music, which also... Read More

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Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death

CHEER-ACCIDENT – Putting Off Death

Published on 18th July 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

You know that thing where Henry Cow gatecrash a Randy Newman song? No? Well it happens on the opening track to Putting Off Death, the 18th(!) album from redoubtable Chicagoan avant rockers CHEER-ACCIDENT, and their third... Read More

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Stackridge - The Final Bow, Bristol 2015

Stackridge – The Final Bow, Bristol 2015

Published on 17th July 2017 | by Ian Francis Osborne

Harold Wilson once famously said that a week was a long time in politics; I wonder what he would have made of my forty-six years of following one band fandom? It was forty-six years ago today... Read More

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Toby Driver - Madonnawhore

Toby Driver – Madonnawhore

Published on 11th July 2017 | by Roger Trenwith

Toby Driver is an integral cog in one of the few truly progressive rock bands on the planet, the ever-morphing Kayo Dot. More than a decade on from his first, here Toby makes his second solo... Read More

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Discipline - Captives of the Wine Dark Sea

Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea

Published on 7th July 2017 | by Mel Allen

From Detroit, Michigan, Discipline return for their fifth studio album, Captives of the Wine Dark Sea, released on their new label Laser’s Edge. There are few bands that can give me a buzz of anticipation for... Read More

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Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes To An End

Bjørn Riis – Forever Comes to an End

Published on 6th July 2017 | by Rob Fisher

‘Haunting’ is a word which is frequently used in relation to a number of progressive albums, signalling a disquieting and lingering sense of presence which inhabits and permeates the music, bringing with it associated feelings of... Read More

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