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Chuck Prophet – ‘The Land That Time Forgot’ – keeps getting better

Chuck Prophet – ‘The Land That Time Forgot’ – keeps getting better

Ross McGibbon August 10, 2020 0

YEP ROC RECORDS 21st August 2020 I have an only-partly rational love for the work of Chuck Prophet. When I try to explain it, it translates into: He has a deep love for the

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Dave Schoepke – “Tessellated Resonance” – drums, drums, drums

Dave Schoepke – “Tessellated Resonance” – drums, drums, drums

Ross McGibbon August 10, 2020 0

DIGITAL   5th August 2020 There are people who use the drum solo in a concert as an opportunity for a toilet break – particularly if it is one of the ten minute ones the Grateful

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Charles Tolliver – ‘Connect’ – fresh and bright but channeling a classic groove

Charles Tolliver – ‘Connect’ – fresh and bright but channeling a classic groove

Ross McGibbon July 29, 2020 0

GEARBOX RECORDS     31ST July 2020 London label, Gearbox Records, have been flying the flag high for UK artists as well as the US releases and this continues the very high quality output. Jazz is

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Seasick Steve – “Love & Peace” – we say: there ain’t nothin’ like the boogie

Seasick Steve – “Love & Peace” – we say: there ain’t nothin’ like the boogie

Ross McGibbon July 22, 2020 0

CONTAGIOUS RECORDS 24th July 2020 “Gotta stop the hatred now, back to some love and peace” says Seasick Steve. We are living through divided times. “Come together….. just a little bit”; he echoes The

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Morse, Portnoy, George – ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’ / ‘Cover To Cover Anthology’ – we say: an enjoyable diversion from prog masters

Morse, Portnoy, George – ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’ / ‘Cover To Cover Anthology’ – we say: an enjoyable diversion from prog masters

Ross McGibbon July 22, 2020 0

INSIDE OUT MUSIC 24th July, 2020 That’s Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George to you. Doyens of prog rock and luminaries of such bands as Spock’s Beard, Dream Theater and Transatlantic, with Neal

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Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS & LITTLE CLOUD RECORDS 10th July 2020 This begins with that lock-step drum sound that is trademarked to Can but moves into garage distortion and drawling spaced vocals. That beat

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Spice – “Spice”   classic American alternative rock

Spice – “Spice” classic American alternative rock

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

DAIS RECORDS    17th July 2020 A classic slice of fuzzy emotional underground guitar rock. Elements of garage, fuzz and Fugazi blend with spikey pop-punk and big tunes, while urgency and propulsion characterise most of

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POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

Ross McGibbon June 22, 2020 0

PARTISAN RECORDS      26th JUNE, 2020 Fantastically mixed bag of styles, veering from jangly indie funk to Devo weirdness to Talking Heads to Krautrock. You’ll have found it hard to miss the single, Texas Drums

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Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Ross McGibbon June 6, 2020 0

LUCKY NUMBER        5th June 2020 This delightfully playful album is what I expected from this Madrid-based band. At the end of 2018, on stage, they were clearly having fun with bite-size chunks of bouncy indie.

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Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records 5th June 2020 I gave this a listen on the strength of the guests – Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee (both Blues royalty), Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna) and, erm, Charlie Harper from the

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