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Deep Purple - Whoosh!

Deep Purple – Whoosh!

Published on 4th October 2020 | by Andrew Halley

2020 COULD have been the title to a Sci-Fi book written, say, in 1968 the year that a certain English beat combo released Shades of Deep Purple, their first album. The plot revolved around a global... Read More

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Enslaved - Utgard

Enslaved – Utgard

Published on 3rd October 2020 | by Shawn Dudley

Utgard brings us to album #15 in Enslaved’s nearly 30 year career, a discography nearly unmatched in terms of consistency, both of purpose and execution. The duration of their career is an achievement unto itself, but... Read More

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Ulver - Flowers of Evil

Ulver – Flowers of Evil

Published on 2nd October 2020 | by Phil Lively

My mental image of The Progressive Aspect’s demographic dictates that I should warn you: What I am about to say must not put you off. Please read all of this review!!! Questions. I have loads of... Read More

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Rymden – Space Sailors

Rymden – Space Sailors

Published on 1st October 2020 | by Kevan Furbank

The border between jazz and prog is a bit like the one separating Northern Ireland from the Republic. Some people act as if it doesn’t exist, others want it marked with barbed wire and patrolled by... Read More

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Toundra - Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari

Toundra – Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari

Published on 29th September 2020 | by James R. Turner

Formed in Madrid in 2007, Toundra’s latest, an alternative soundtrack to the legendary silent movie The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, is their sixth release and it came out in February this year, a 100 years after... Read More

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Pie Are Squared - Com Calma

Pie Are Squared – Con Calma

Published on 27th September 2020 | by Nick Hudson

Con Calma, Mohammed Asraf’s second release of the year in his guise as Pie Are Squared, is well named. A calm sense of detachment and escapism pervades the serene and contemplative sounds of this album. It’s... Read More

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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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