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William D. Drake - Revere Reach

William D. Drake – Revere Reach

Published on 26th June 2015 | by Jez Rowden

Take a swathe of eccentricity of the Very English kind, a keening sense of melody, mix in a wide spread of acoustic instrumentation with wielders who know how to get the best out of them, add... Read More

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Simon Steensland - A Farewell To Brains

Simon Steensland – A Farewell To Brains

Published on 24th June 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Simon Steensland hails from Sweden, and makes a living as a professional musician composing and playing music for theatre productions. The list of plays he has contributed to is rather impressive. He describes his albums away... Read More

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Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine

Ghost Rhythms – Madeleine

Published on 23rd June 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Young French jazz-fusion ensemble Ghost Rhythms arrive at TPA Towers hitherto unknown to me with their third album, a two-hour long instrumental tribute to the movie Vertigo. Intrigued by the oft-quoted synchronicity between Pink Floyd’s Dark... Read More

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The Aristocrats - Tres Caballeros

The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros

Published on 17th June 2015 | by Jez Rowden

With a US tour starting in July and European dates scheduled for the end of the year, Messrs Govan, Beller and Minnemann return with the third studio instalment of their mind-bendingly dextrous outings as The Aristocrats.... Read More

Album Reissues

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Trilogy

Published on 16th June 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

Deluxe 3 Disc Edition including 5.1 Mix There’s no potted history of the band included here, and after 43 years, I can’t imagine Emerson Lake & Palmer’s third studio album needing any introduction either. Certainly not in a... Read More

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Big Big Train - Wassail

Big Big Train – Wassail EP

Published on 14th June 2015 | by Tony Colvill

I have been sitting waiting for this release for some time, four tracks, three new, and I volunteered to review this objectively! Well. I will try. For my sins I will admit to being a long... Read More

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Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead

Published on 12th June 2015 | by Bob Mulvey

With a recent spate of richly melodic, highly enjoyable and in the main, readily accessible albums reviewed, it seemed timely to take the plunge into the ever increasing depths of the TPA pipeline (albums awaiting review),... Read More

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Guapo - Obscure Knowledge

Guapo – Obscure Knowledge

Published on 11th June 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

I find the currently in-vogue use of the word “journey” as a metaphor for a career path quite cringeworthy; the footballer describing his time at a club, or the wannabe TV talent show finalist wittering on... Read More

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