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Richard Pinhas - Chronolyse

Richard Pinhas – Chronolyse

Published on 8th October 2015 | by Jez Rowden

Composer, electronics innovator and guitarist Richard Pinhas is one of France’s most important experimental musicians and a pivotal figure in the integration of rock music with electronica. He continues to take huge strides forward, confounding expectations... Read More

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Akku Quintet - Molecules

Akku Quintet – Molecules

Published on 7th October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Akku Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. Dreamy piano sequences snuggle up with soft sax, juxtaposed with sci-fi guitar effects as the invisible... Read More

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Gentle Knife

Gentle Knife – Gentle Knife

Published on 6th October 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Oh this is nice. Gentle Knife, a 10-piece Scandinavian band from Oslo with lots of ’70s influences and not necessarily the ones you would expect. And how they combine, from melodic to discordant, challenging and yet... Read More

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Various Artists - Post Tangent

Various Artists – Post Tangent

Published on 5th October 2015 | by Phil Lively

This is a compilation of 32 tracks assembled by Post Tangent. Let’s get this out of the way: It is a charity compilation in aid of Syrian refugees, so this has to be as objective a... Read More

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King Of Agogik - Exlex Beats

King Of Agogik – Exlex Beats

Published on 1st October 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

Prog, in its many guises, has often been accused of taking itself a little too seriously and for the most part lacking in humour. Well for nearly a decade now, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Hans Jörg Schmitz... Read More

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Anderson Ponty Band - Better Late Than Never

Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

Published on 30th September 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Somewhere around 1980, Jon Anderson approached Jean-Luc Ponty with a view to a collaboration. Now, over thirty years later, the man from Accrington and the man from Avranches, two very different environments, have finally got together.... Read More

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Steven Wilson - Transience

Steven Wilson – Transience (Limited Edition LP)

Published on 25th September 2015 | by Mel Allen

Steven Wilson’s star continues its meteoric rise through the Progressive Rock universe. After a long career with Porcupine Tree and an excellent solo output he is also now well respected for his production work as remixer... Read More

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3RDegree – Ones & Zeros, Volume 1

3RDegree – Ones & Zeros, Volume 1

Published on 22nd September 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Now up to their fifth album, New Jersey art-rock band 3RDegree are a collective that take on heavy concepts without batting an eyelid. Their previous breakthrough album The Long Division, released in 2012, failed to properly... Read More

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Louis De Mieulle – stars, plants and bugs

Louis De Mieulle – stars, plants & bugs

Published on 20th September 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Some four years after his first solo album, the highly listenable Defence Mechanisms, nimble-fingered bass player Louis De Mieulle returns with his second offering stars, plants & bugs. Louis is an ex-pat Frenchman living in New... Read More

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Theo Travis' Double Talk - Transgression

Theo Travis’ Double Talk – Transgression

Published on 18th September 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

Transgression is a truly stunning album, displaying the many faceted sides of composer and multi-instrumentalist Theo Travis. An album that effortlessly brings together the best elements from the rock, blues, Canterbury, jazz and progressive jazz fields,... Read More

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