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Camel - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Camel – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Published on 26th September 2020 | by Alex Driessen

Finally, it’s been a long time coming: the new live Blu-Ray/DVD/double audio CD from Camel saw the light of day earlier this year. Being present on the night, I noticed the presence of an extensive crew... Read More

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Stirrup+6 - The Avondale Addition

Stirrup+6 – The Avondale Addition

Published on 25th September 2020 | by Graham Thomas

A squeak, a muffled belch, some scrapings and scrabblings on strings, more guttural grunts, and gradually, very slowly, we ease into something that sounds like ensemble coherence, a tune even! The instruments begin to play a... Read More

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Rebecca Foon – Waxing Moon

Rebecca Foon – Waxing Moon

Published on 23rd September 2020 | by James R. Turner

Rebecca Foon is a new name to me, however this Canadian cellist has had a long career as a solo and band performer in her homeland. She has been rightly acclaimed over the last decade or... Read More

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Deep Energy Orchestra - The Return

Deep Energy Orchestra – The Return

Published on 22nd September 2020 | by Bob Mulvey

One of the outstanding releases from 2018 was Deep Energy Orchestra’s Playing With Fire, so with the announcement earlier this year of the follow-up, the succinctly titled The Return, anticipation was high. For those who purchased... Read More

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Hedvig Mollestad – Ekhidna

Hedvig Mollestad – Ekhidna

Published on 21st September 2020 | by Roger Trenwith

Commissioned to write the signature work for the 2018 Vossajazz – Norway’s long-running and well respected annual jazzfest, held in the eponymous city – Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen took the opportunity to expand her established trio format... Read More

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Marc Atkinson - Black & White

Marc Atkinson – Black & White

Published on 20th September 2020 | by Kevin Thompson

Tarry awhile goodly ladies and gents, allow me to regale you with tales of a fine fellow, Marc Atkinson, a musical bard of some little known renown. He peddles his calling among the taverns and the... Read More

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Gazpacho – Fireworker

Gazpacho – Fireworker

Published on 18th September 2020 | by Leo Trimming

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a bloody strange and tumultuous year, and then along come Gazpacho to add their own particularly weird flavour to these peculiar times with a darkly hypnotic and ambitious concept album... Read More

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Charlie Barnes - Last Night's Glitter

Charlie Barnes – Last Night’s Glitter

Published on 17th September 2020 | by Roger Trenwith

I first came across Charlie Barnes as the enthusiastic fresh-faced guy behind the merch desk at a few Amplifier gigs I attended years ago. Since then Charlie has gone on his own path and is now... Read More

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