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Steve Rothery Band - Live In Rome

Steve Rothery Band – Live In Rome

Published on 19th October 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

This much cited guitarist has waited a long time to release his first solo album, over thirty years in fact. Although there had been previous offers initially at the time of Misplaced Childhood (85) and later... Read More


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Opeth - Pale Communion

Opeth – Pale Communion

Published on 18th October 2014 | by Jez Rowden

The eleventh release from Swedish chameleons Opeth, Pale Communion has been much anticipated after the change of direction that occurred with 2011’s Heritage. That album split the fanbase somewhat with a change of style towards more... Read More


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Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down

Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down

Published on 15th October 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

There are some bands that only properly make sense at volume eleven in a state of altered consciousness, and Salford lads Trojan Horse are one of them. They are a new band to me, but this... Read More


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MoeTar - Entropy Of The Century

Moe Tar – Entropy Of The Century

Published on 11th October 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

San Francisco band Moe Tar up the ante considerably on their abundantly confident and assured second album Entropy Of The Century. Not to say that their debut From These Small Seeds was anything short of a... Read More


CD Reissues

Sanguine Hum - Live In America

Sanguine Hum – Live In America

Published on 9th October 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Prior to their ROSfest performance in 2012, Sanguine Hum had recently signed to the Esoteric Antenna label, (a division of Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records), for the release of the Diving Bell (12) album and it therefore... Read More


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DC Sound Collective - Rotation

DC Sound Collective – Rotation

Published on 7th October 2014 | by Brian McAllister

I certainly didn’t make things easy for myself when I chose this album to review at random from the list of those submitted to the Progressive Aspect. The name of the artists was immediately intriguing, as... Read More


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PoiL – Brossaklitt

PoiL – Brossaklitt

Published on 4th October 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

With their third album Brossaklitt Lyon-based French trio PoiL have dropped a sonic bomb on my preconceptions. Whatever you may have considered to be avant-garde rock music in the past is taken somewhere very different with... Read More


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North Atlantic Oscillation – The Third Day

North Atlantic Oscillation – The Third Day

Published on 3rd October 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Having got the “difficult second album” out of their systems it is often the case that third albums are with hindsight, a turning point, and in some cases the apogee of a band’s career. Think Electric... Read More


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Yggdrazil - Settimo Grado di Separazione

Yggdrazil – Settimo Grado di Separazione

Published on 30th September 2014 | by Basil Francis

A name like Yggdrazil can’t help but leap off the page right at you. The Italian band have taken their name from Norse mythology; if Wikipedia is to be believed, then the Yggdrasil is the large... Read More


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