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The Spacelords – Spaceflowers (Tonzonen)

Once you get past the fact that The Spacelords are second cousins twice removed from the immediate Hawkwind friends and family circle you can start looking at them in their own right. They probably get very few reviews without mention… Continue Reading →

Pray for Sound – Waves (Dunk!Records)

This is instrumental post rock band Pray for Sound’s fourth album release. Each of their albums so far has explored a different concept and mood. “Waves” is seen as an album which confronts and overcomes struggle. All music but especially… Continue Reading →

We Lost The Sea – Triumph and Disaster (Bird’s Robe Records)

Instrumental albums are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m fine with them. This band’s music is described as “cinematic”. I would be disappointed if it wasn’t as without the obstacle of vocals, good instrumental music should explore scenes and… Continue Reading →

Clouds Taste Satanic – Second Sight (Kinda Like Music)

You know, many times when I sit down to review, it is an unadulterated joy, and the words just flow. Other times, like now, it is quite the opposite, and I find myself stuck for what to say. Now, the… Continue Reading →

Noorvik – Omission (Tonzonen Records)

If anyone ever mentions German instrumental bands, Long Distance Calling comes into my mind. Noorvik is a new one on me. “Omission” is their second album. We’re led to expect “dynamic arcs of suspense with progressive song structures … an… Continue Reading →

Sons of Alpha Centauri – Buried Memories (H42 Records)

Sons of Alpha Centauri – the Post Rock Scarlet Pimpernels from Kent (20 shows in 12 years – that is Darkthrone like) have released a new collection. Carrying on from last year’s Continuum, Buried Memories is a collection of mesmerizingly… Continue Reading →

Paolo Spaccamonti – Volume Quattro (Escape from Today)

The sleeve’s artwork tells us everything we need to know here. Paolo Spaccamonti is known as a film score composer and avant-garde musician, so I was on alert for something artistic, different and creative. The eleven pieces take us to… Continue Reading →

Essence Of Datum – Spellcrying Machine (Season Of Mist)

Belarusian duo Essence Of Datum are the latest in a long line of progressive metal acts to release an album in 2019. They find themselves amongst the likes of Queensrÿche, Rendezvous Point, Ascend The Hollow, Mother Of Millions, Dream Theater… Continue Reading →

Step in Fluid – Back In Business (Klonosphere)

Fusing progressive music with jazz and other musical genres seems to be a French speciality. So far this year I’ve picked up a number of albums where French bands have expanded their sound range in this way, and here’s another… Continue Reading →

Yawning Man – Macedonian Lines (Heavy Psych Sounds)

It’s not at all unusual in this topsy turvy world of rock and roll for bands to take years to produce a new album, the modern world meaning that very few musicians, especially in the underground, can keep body and… Continue Reading →

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