IQ - Resistance

IQ – Resistance

IQ, a band both loved and reviled by the prog community: loved for their part in relaunching the progressive rock movement in the early 1980s and arguably bringing some epic tunes with them; reviled for sounding like a pastiche of…

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Rise - Strangers

Rise – Strangers

Some music seems to simultaneously come from the indefinable in-between places and yet also from far away, imbued with contrasting dark mystery and shimmering light. Strangers, the latest entrancing album from Rise, is born from those places.  Strangers shows a…

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Tubular Tribute

De Boerderij, Zoetermeer Saturday 14th September 2019 In 1979 I witnessed for the first (and last) time a performance by the legendary Mike Oldfield, together with a choir, an orchestra and an extensive rock ensemble, when he visited my hometown…

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IZZ - Dont' Panic

IZZ – Don’t Panic

Taking cues from Douglas Adam’s “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” where the timely advice Don’t Panic appeared on the electronic book’s cover and also the answer to the meaning of life (the number 42) plus mathematician’s Booker and Sutherland’s…

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Lee Abraham - Comatose

Lee Abraham – Comatose

Comatose is Lee Abraham’s latest ambitious release in his increasingly impressive and varied solo career.  This release is a continuous flowing song cycle imagining the experience of someone in a coma following an accident, which is a world away in…

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