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Anubis Gate – Covered in Colours (Nightmare Records)

Tributes to other bands can be very interesting, and there is great potential for talented bands to interpret good songs and make them better. Anubis Gate is a talented band. I interviewed the band’s amiable multi-instrumentalist Kim Oleson a few… Continue Reading →

Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

On the face of it, this looked very hippy trippy with references to ayahuasca-inspired music, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Spiritualized. So I prepared for a spaced-out experience. I thought Mike Oldfield had taken over when I first started… Continue Reading →

Luciferian Light Orchestra – Black (Svart)

The name threw me first of all – a satanic Electric Light Orchestra perhaps? A Jeff Lynne-alike doing Metal versions of ‘Mr Blue Sky’ or ‘The Diary Of Horace Wimp’? Actually that might be quite interesting…but no, it’s not ELO… Continue Reading →

Haken – Affinity (Inside Out Records)

Like many, I have always enjoyed Haken’s original take on progressive music and their live shows. Their 2013 album “The Mountain”, which was full of feeling and originality, knocked me out and added to an already impressive portfolio. So I… Continue Reading →

Tuliterä – Tulikaste (S/R)

Unlike many folks I know, I don’t have a problem with instrumental albums. Many of the albums I own and play fall into that category, albeit they all seem to be by bands called ‘Symphony’ something or the something ‘Orchestra’;… Continue Reading →

Echo Us – II:XI A Priori Memoriae (Dust On The Tracks)

“This album….is something that even the top of the class Mike Oldfield was not able to achieve through decades of work”; wow!  That little quote was from the blurb that was slipped into the CD case with my promotional copy… Continue Reading →

A Forest Of Stars – A Shadowplay For Yesterdays (Prophecy)

[Very strangely a second word doc turned up with this review and puzzled us a fair old bit. Sometimes the music we listen to does really get beneath the skin and does strange things to us poor writers and it… Continue Reading →

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