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KoMaRa - KoMaRa

KoMaRa – KoMaRa

Published on 30th May 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Formed in November 2014, KoMaRa consist of drummer and percussionist Pat Mastelotto, who should need no introduction, Slovakian guitarist David Kollar, and trumpeter Paolo Raineri. Paolo Raineri is a well known figure in progressive jazz, and... Read More


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Snarky Puppy - Sylva

Snarky Puppy with The Metropole Orkest – Sylva

Published on 28th May 2015 | by Tom Gillitt

Complex, evocative, challenging but ultimately satisfying, such is the summarised description I would impart on the new release by Snarky Puppy, entitled Sylva, just released globally on the GroundUP Music/Ropeadope Records label. To those unfamiliar with... Read More


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Magic Pie - King For A Day

Magic Pie – King For A Day

Published on 27th May 2015 | by Leo Trimming

King for a Day is the latest impressive release from Norwegian Symphonic/Progressive Rock band Magic Pie following on from 2011’s well-received The Suffering Joy. This new album develops their usual style and themes with powerful flourishes,... Read More


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Glass Hammer - The Breaking of the World

Glass Hammer – The Breaking of the World

Published on 26th May 2015 | by Jez Rowden

It is an impressive fact that Tennessee’s Glass Hammer are now on seemingly their 17th studio album since their debut in 1993, the core duo of Steve Babb and Fred Schendel still at the heart of... Read More


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Malcolm Smith - We Were Here

Malcolm Smith – We Were Here

Published on 25th May 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

We Were Here is the first solo album from US composer and guitarist Malcolm Smith, a name perhaps not too familiar to many, so where he comes from may be of interest. He emerged towards the... Read More


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Not A Good Sign - From A Distance

Not A Good Sign – From A Distance

Published on 24th May 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

With their debut album being one of my favourites of 2013, the arrival of the highly anticipated new album from Italian eclectic progressive rock band Not A Good Sign was always going to be greeted with... Read More


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Tom Slatter - Fit The Fourth

Tom Slatter – Fit The Fourth

Published on 21st May 2015 | by Phil Lively

When I first heard of Tammy Slater I thought: “Hmmm”. For most of her day Tammy is high on a cocktail of Baby Bio and diet pills from the 1950s. At night she drags herself by... Read More


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The Nerve Institute - Fictions

The Nerve Institute – Fictions

Published on 17th May 2015 | by Jez Rowden

From the Hieronymus Bosch cover art you know that the contents is likely to be something unusual, and so it is as Mike Judge takes us on another journey into some strange but very satisfying musical... Read More


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