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Abel Ganz - Abel Ganz

Abel Ganz – Abel Ganz

Published on 27th July 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

I doubt many readers of this blog will need an introduction to Scots based Abel Ganz, but just in case. Formed in the early 80s the band toured their native Scotland earning a healthy following and... Read More

Album Reviews

Ut Gret - Ancestor's Tale

Ut Gret – Ancestors’ Tale

Published on 24th July 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

From the opening bars of this charming little artefact it is obvious that I am in for a bit of a treat, and I am relieved that this album happened to be next in the “to... Read More

Album Reviews

Plastic Noose - Fractured Despondency

Plastic Noose – Fractured Despondency

Published on 22nd July 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

Fractured Despondency is the second release from Edinburgh based multi-instrumentalist Alan Emslie, recording here under the pseudonym – Snow King. He is joined on several tracks by guitarist John Irvine and trumpeter Mark Geelen appears on Strontian.... Read More

Album Reviews

Knifeworld – The Unravelling

Published on 21st July 2014 | by Jez Rowden

Knifeworld are a band that leapt out of the shadows fully formed and blew me away at the Summer’s End Festival in 2012. Like many others who there that day the band were a revelation and... Read More

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Mats/Morgan – [Schack Tati]

Mats/Morgan – [Schack Tati]

Published on 19th July 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Schack Tati, a play on words around the Swedish for chess and French film maker Jacques Tati has all the implied impish humour the title suggests, which will be nothing new to fans of this long... Read More

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Umphrey's McGee - Similar Skin

Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin

Published on 18th July 2014 | by Brian McAllister

I picked this album to review because although I’ve never bought anything by Umphrey’s McGee I’ve heard a bit of their live stuff from various sources and been quite impressed. They are considered to be one... Read More

Album Reissues

Keith Emerson ~ Changing States

Keith Emerson – Changing States

Published on 13th July 2014 | by Bob Mulvey

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the music of Keith Emerson & Co, which began with ELP’s self titled debut, the first album I purchased and followed shortly after by my first... Read More

Album Reviews

Yes ~ Heaven & Earth

Yes – Heaven & Earth

Published on 9th July 2014 | by Jez Rowden

Nice. “That’s nice”. It isn’t exactly “WOW!” is it? You might as well say “That’s inoffensive yet inconsequential”. Nice. That’s the best that you can say of Heaven & Earth, it is often nice. Inoffensive and... Read More

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Univers Zéro ~ Phosphorescent Dreams

Univers Zéro – Phosphorescent Dreams

Published on 6th July 2014 | by Roger Trenwith

Thirty years ago with the release of Uzed, band leader Daniel Denis, by then the only remaining original member, took Univers Zéro in an entirely new direction. Spurred on by friendly competition with his good buddy... Read More

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