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A Cosmic Trail - II: Mistral

A Cosmic Trail – II: Mistral

Published on 8th February 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

This German band released their debut album, The Outer Planes, in 2010, and just under a year ago presented us with their second set, the all-instrumental II: Mistral. Their sound is a mix of prog-metal moves... Read More


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Mumpbeak ~ Mumpbeak

Mumpbeak – Mumpbeak

Published on 6th February 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

The loose-limbed combo that is Mumpbeak was the idea of keyboard player Roy Powell who, not that you would know it, here restricts himself to a Hohner clavinet, the sounds from which are pulled, stretched, distorted... Read More


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Frequency Drift ~ Over

Frequency Drift – Over

Published on 27th January 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Formed in 2007 by composer, keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist Andreas Hack, Frequency Drift are a unit that have crafted their art, producing more and more assured albums with each outing. This, their fifth studio recording, finds them... Read More


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Transatlantic ~ Kaleidoscope

Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope

Published on 26th January 2014 | by Dave Baird

It’s a sobering thought to reflect that Transatlantic first formed in 1999, and such is the presence they have, it is hard to believe that Kaleidoscope is only their fourth studio album. Following Neal’s departure from... Read More


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Not A Good Sign ~ Not A Good Sign

Not A Good Sign – Not A Good Sign

Published on 21st January 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

On the contrary this release from Not A Good Sign is well and truly a good sign for progressive rock and should certainly appeal to fans of the heavily keyboard orchestrated prog of the early 70s. A bold... Read More


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Tatvamasi ~ Parts Of The Entirety

Tatvamasi – Parts Of The Entirety

Published on 18th January 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Tatvamasi are, for me at least, a hitherto unknown Polish band that fuse elements of Eastern European folk music with helpings of jazz, 60s underground rock music, and angular experimentalism. The band name derives from Sanskrit... Read More


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Arve Henrikson ~ Places Of Worship

Arve Henriksen – Places Of Worship

Published on 10th January 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

No-one does introspective soul-searching quite like the Scandinavians. Isolated geographically, they form a willing island of the mind wherein every dark corner is probed. This manifests itself in their art, literature, (fabulous) TV, and of course,... Read More


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John Irvine Band ~ Next Stop

The John Irvine Band – Next Stop

Published on 5th January 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Next Stop is the second release from The John Irvine Band and follows up their impressive debut Wait & See from 2011. As with their debut Next Stop is written and composed by John Irvine (guitar... Read More


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The Cosmic Remedy ~ The Cosmic Remedy

The Cosmic Remedy – The Cosmic Remedy

Published on 4th January 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

The Cosmic Remedy are relatively a new band tracing their origins back to early in 2012. Initially a solo project for Bogáti-Bokor Ákos (Yesterdays & Tabula Smaragdina), who decided to utilise some downtime from Yesterdays to work... Read More


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