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We Are Kin - Pandora

We Are Kin – Pandora

Published on 11th April 2015 | by Phil Lively

This is a mature and well realised album. Pandora is awash with melodic and varied compositions that are multi-layered and complex, plus there is an underlying narrative describing a potential future. You can get lost in... Read More

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Zauss – Diafonia Leitmotiv Waves

Zauss – Diafonia Leitmotiv Waves

Published on 9th April 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

“It’s a really challenging music, and untrained ears could mistake it for an interference or diaphony. But maybe that is exactly what Zauss wants; giving life to disturbed signals, cascades of harmonic waves, alien noises and... Read More

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Stearica - Fertile

Stearica – Fertile

Published on 8th April 2015 | by Phil Lively

Stearica, from Torino, Italy, have been around for about 10 years. This is only their second album so even though I have actually been living in a box for the last decade could I be blamed... Read More

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Synaesthesia - Synaesthesia

Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia

Published on 6th April 2015 | by Phil Lively

I’ve been aware of this album for some time now. It keeps popping up in some of the Facebook groups I frequent and yet I’d just never got around to listening to it so it seems... Read More

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Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974

Soft Machine – Switzerland 1974

Published on 5th April 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

“Always changing, never standing still” is a phrase that as well as tying in nicely with the word “progressive” could easily be applied to Soft Machine, a band linked through markedly different phases, in much the... Read More

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Alco Frisbass - Alco Frisbass

Alco Frisbass – Alco Frisbass

Published on 4th April 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

What a delightful little album! Alco Frisbass, an oddly named duo from Rennes and Paris have come up with an assorted confection of Canterbury goodness that any fan of that particular obscure backwater can only appreciate... Read More

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Fish On Friday - Godspeed

Fish On Friday – Godspeed

Published on 3rd April 2015 | by Leo Trimming

Fish on Friday are an international band based in Belgium who recently released Godspeed, their third release and the first to feature bass maestro Nick Beggs as a full band member. Considering Beggs’ excellent progressive rock... Read More

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Ciccada – The Finest Of Miracles

Published on 1st April 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Athens group Ciccada’s first album A Child In The Mirror came out on AltrOck subsidiary Fading Records in 2005 and garnered some favourable reviews. Ten years later, here’s the follow up, the rather charming The Finest... Read More

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