Lab X - Ikigai

Lab X – Ikigai

‘Ikigai’, in Japanese, means “the reason to wake up in the morning and to live for”. It is also the title of the studio album debut by Italian instrumental progressive rock band Lab X, the band being made up of…

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Seven Impale - Summit

Seven Impale – Summit

Seven Impale hail from Bergen in Norway and were formed in 2010 by Stian Okland. After experimenting with their sound for a couple of years they joined Karisma Records and released the Beginning/Relieve EP in 2013, which was followed by…

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AVKRVST - The Approbation

AVKRVST – The Approbation

“At the young age of 7 years old, Martin Utby and Simon Bergseth made a pact that they would form a band when they got older. Now, 22 years later they’ve done just that. An album is ready – 55 minutes of music inspired by everything they grew up listening to – everything from Mew, Anekdoten and…

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Einar Solberg - 16

Einar Solberg – 16

The first thing to say is that there is some beautiful music on this album. Einar Solberg is without doubt an exceptionally talented composer, arranger and musician. I am a new convert, and one reason is that he is such…

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