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Spoke Of Shadows ~ Spoke Of Shadows

Spoke of Shadows – Spoke of Shadows

Published on 26th April 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

You can’t make an album based around the Warr guitar without it sounding like the last incarnation of King Crimson, can you? Well, not necessarily, as this fine release proves. Spoke of Shadows is Herd of... Read More

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Splashgirl ~ Field Day Rituals

Splashgirl – Field Day Rituals

Published on 20th April 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Languishing in my pile of “to do” CDs since the turn of the year Field Day Rituals, the fourth album by Norwegian trio Splashgirl, released in February last year is a little outside my usual remit... Read More

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Panic Room - Incarnate

Panic Room – Incarnate

Published on 14th April 2014 | by Jez Rowden

Panic Room have made great strides in the period since the release of their debut, Visionary Position, in 2008 and with Incarnate, their fourth album to date, they will hopefully move to the upper echelons of... Read More

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Messenger ~ Illusory Blues

Messenger – Illusory Blues

Published on 13th April 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Messenger are a multi-national troupe who came together in London in 2012. Led by guitarists and vocalists Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick, they hooked up with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, who has worked with Ulver amongst... Read More

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Lazuli - Tant Que L'Herbe Est Grasse

Lazuli – Tant Que L’Herbe Est Grasse

Published on 12th April 2014 | by Jez Rowden

Lazuli have come from nowhere to become one of my very favourite current bands, based initially on their performance at last year’s Summer’s End Festival. They were just stunning and put on one of the most... Read More

CD Reissues

Man - All's Well That Ends Well

Man – All’s Well That Ends Well

Published on 9th April 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

This latest addition to the Esoteric Recordings’ Man reissues is this Deluxe 3CD Edition of their 1977 album,  All’s Well That Ends Well, recorded at what was a regular haunt for the band, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm,... Read More

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Sonar ~ Static Motion

Sonar – Static Motion

Published on 8th April 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Swiss minimalists Sonar were formed after guitarists Stephen Thelen and Bernhard Wagner had attended Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft classes. The pair recruited drummer Manuel Pasquinelli and bassist Christian Kuntner and Sonar was born. Inspired by the... Read More

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Djam Karet ~ Regenerator 3017

Djam Karet – Regenerator 3017

Published on 28th March 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

I was only half joking when I introduced this album in a recent edition of “Something For The Weekend”, a blog which seeks to point the inquisitive towards the new releases we scribblers consider worth a... Read More

CD Reissues

Jack Bruce ~ Monkjack

Jack Bruce – Monkjack

Published on 25th March 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

After the distinctly dark times towards the end of the 70s the beginning of 80s marked an up turn for Jack Bruce (JB) and kicked off by the splendid release of I’ve Always Wanted to Do This, under the name... Read More

CD Reissues

Jack Bruce ~ Cities Of The Heart

Jack Bruce – Cities Of The Heart

Published on 25th March 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

John Symon Asher Bruce was born in Glasgow on 14th May 1943. So in 1993, Jack Bruce to you and me, reached the age of 50 and to mark the event two concerts were held, (thankfully... Read More

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