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Mats/Morgan – [Schack Tati]

Mats/Morgan – [Schack Tati]

Published on 19th July 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Schack Tati, a play on words around the Swedish for chess and French film maker Jacques Tati has all the implied impish humour the title suggests, which will be nothing new to fans of this long... Read More

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Umphrey's McGee - Similar Skin

Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin

Published on 18th July 2014 | by Brian McAllister

I picked this album to review because although I’ve never bought anything by Umphrey’s McGee I’ve heard a bit of their live stuff from various sources and been quite impressed. They are considered to be one... Read More

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Keith Emerson ~ Changing States

Keith Emerson – Changing States

Published on 13th July 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the music of Keith Emerson & Co, which began with ELP’s self titled debut, the first album I purchased and followed shortly after by my first... Read More

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Yes ~ Heaven & Earth

Yes – Heaven & Earth

Published on 9th July 2014 | by Jez Rowden

Nice. “That’s nice”. It isn’t exactly “WOW!” is it? You might as well say “That’s inoffensive yet inconsequential”. Nice. That’s the best that you can say of Heaven & Earth, it is often nice. Inoffensive and... Read More

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Univers Zéro ~ Phosphorescent Dreams

Univers Zéro – Phosphorescent Dreams

Published on 6th July 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Thirty years ago with the release of Uzed, band leader Daniel Denis, by then the only remaining original member, took Univers Zéro in an entirely new direction. Spurred on by friendly competition with his good buddy... Read More

CD Reissues

Rick Wakeman ~ Live At Lugano DVD

Rick Wakeman – Live In Lugano

Published on 2nd July 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Today seems to be as fitting an occasion as any to upload this review of Rick Wakeman’s 2009 concert from the city of Lugano located in the south of Switzerland. The footage was filmed as part... Read More

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Zuffanti ~ La Quarta Vittima

Zuffanti – La Quarta Vittima

Published on 29th June 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Fabio Zuffanti, composer, arranger and keyboard player of some repute, with a CV including bands such as Höstsonaten, Finisterre, and Maschera Di Cera has carved out a twenty-year career of high quality RPI. Here with his... Read More

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Humble Grumble ~ Guzzle It Up!

Humble Grumble – Guzzle It Up!

Published on 29th June 2014 | by Basil Francis

Though I sometimes fail to believe it, there is still progressive music being produced nowadays of the same quality as in the 70s when prog had its heyday. You just need to know where to look;... Read More

CD Reissues

Sassafras ~ Expecting Company

Sassafras – Expecting Company

Published on 28th June 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Having recently covered Esoteric Recordings’ 3CD box-set, All’s Well That Ends Well, from Welsh rocker’s Man, I was pleased to see another of Wales finest, Sassafras receive the re-issue makeover. Both bands were noted for the... Read More

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