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Various Artists - Sagan Al Sol

Various Artists – ¡Salgan Al Sol!

Published on 21st October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Argentina is a vast country, in fact the eighth largest in the world. Consequently, with a population of only 41.5 million it is somewhat sparsely populated, especially given the fact that nearly 13 million of the... Read More

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Roz Vitalis – Lavoro D’Amore

Roz Vitalis – Lavoro D’Amore

Published on 15th October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Founded in St. Petersburg in 2001 by keyboard player Ivan Rozmainsky as a one man project, Roz Vitalis has evolved through many stages, and since their sixth album, 2011’s Revelator which was released on the well-known... Read More

Album Reviews

Bent Knee - Shiny Eyed Babies

Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies

Published on 11th October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Dramatic, bleak, impish, bold, epic, flirtatious, lost, surprising, operatic, thrilling, adventurous…are some of the adjectives that could, and indeed do apply to the second album from Boston based Bent Knee, a band who defy categorisation. Those... Read More

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Julian Julien - Terre II

Julian Julien – Terre II

Published on 9th October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Continuing my current delving into the world of modern jazz-influenced progressive music, and following on from my review of the rather tasty Akku Quintet album, here we have another slice of European exotica. Taking up the... Read More

Album Reissues

Richard Pinhas - Chronolyse

Richard Pinhas – Chronolyse

Published on 8th October 2015 | by Jez Rowden

Composer, electronics innovator and guitarist Richard Pinhas is one of France’s most important experimental musicians and a pivotal figure in the integration of rock music with electronica. He continues to take huge strides forward, confounding expectations... Read More

Album Reviews

Akku Quintet - Molecules

Akku Quintet – Molecules

Published on 7th October 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Akku Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. Dreamy piano sequences snuggle up with soft sax, juxtaposed with sci-fi guitar effects as the invisible... Read More

Album Reviews

Gentle Knife

Gentle Knife – Gentle Knife

Published on 6th October 2015 | by Tony Colvill

Oh this is nice. Gentle Knife, a 10-piece Scandinavian band from Oslo with lots of ’70s influences and not necessarily the ones you would expect. And how they combine, from melodic to discordant, challenging and yet... Read More

Album Reviews

Various Artists - Post Tangent

Various Artists – Post Tangent

Published on 5th October 2015 | by Phil Lively

This is a compilation of 32 tracks assembled by Post Tangent. Let’s get this out of the way: It is a charity compilation in aid of Syrian refugees, so this has to be as objective a... Read More

Album Reviews

King Of Agogik - Exlex Beats

King Of Agogik – Exlex Beats

Published on 1st October 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

Prog, in its many guises, has often been accused of taking itself a little too seriously and for the most part lacking in humour. Well for nearly a decade now, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Hans Jörg Schmitz... Read More

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