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Dylan Carlson – “Conquistador”: a celebration of the glories of distortion and drone

Dylan Carlson – “Conquistador”: a celebration of the glories of distortion and drone

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2018 0

SARGENT HOUSE                              27 April 2018 No-one ever said Dylan Carlson played too fast and flash. In fact the first Beatles album is shorter than the gap between any two of his riffs. I picture

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Alan Simon – “Big Bang”    – a symphonic grand concept album

Alan Simon – “Big Bang”    – a symphonic grand concept album

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2018 0

CHERRY RED RECORDS          Out now Grand concept prog on a wide sonic stage. Pounding piano chords, strings and a bit of mock-Gregorian chant. For me, this is a little like indulging in a huge

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Peter Banks – “BE WELL, BE SAFE, BE LUCKY… THE ANTHOLOGY” is a treasury of progressive rock guitar

Peter Banks – “BE WELL, BE SAFE, BE LUCKY… THE ANTHOLOGY” is a treasury of progressive rock guitar

Ross McGibbon April 25, 2018 0

CHERRY RED RECORDS      Out now Limpidly beautiful guitar. Eclectic drops of world sounds (Arabic singing on track two). The gentle plod of seventies progressive rock. Many guitar tones. Vintage keyboards. Very fine musicianship, complex

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Dr. Dog Wows with Critical Equation

Dr. Dog Wows with Critical Equation

Tiffini Taylor April 20, 2018 0

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Dr. Dog has a new album dropping on April 27, 2018. The title is Critical Equation. This band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is going to make one re-think alternative and blues in a very cool

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DMA’s release their second album ‘For Now’

DMA’s release their second album ‘For Now’

Elsa Anderling April 14, 2018 0

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DMA’S second studio album For Now gets your attention immediately by pulling you into the echoing grunge like sound of the first track of the album, a song with the same title. What strikes

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Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Ross McGibbon March 28, 2018 0

April 2018 Massive amounts of showboating from French bassist, Shob, makes this album a lot of funky fun. Not that it’s all funky – there are hard rock moments too – but this leans heavily

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Wreckless Eric – Construction, Time & Demolition – a review

Wreckless Eric – Construction, Time & Demolition – a review

Ross McGibbon March 21, 2018 0

SOUTHERN DOMESTIC RECORDS         30th March 2018 The perpetual underdog, Wreckless Eric defies the proverbial saying by actually being quite bitter. Having produced one of the best songs of the seventies, Whole Wide World, the

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ERIC CHENAUX – “SLOWLY PARADISE”: Jazzy and distinctive

ERIC CHENAUX – “SLOWLY PARADISE”: Jazzy and distinctive

Ross McGibbon March 7, 2018 1

CONSTELLATION RECORDS                          9th March, 2018 I’ve heard a few Eric Cheneaux albums and every one has been different – he’s earnt a lot of respect here. A very skilled guitarist but one who

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Embrace, veterans of the centre ground, release album

Embrace, veterans of the centre ground, release album

Vanguard Online March 5, 2018 0

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Choosing a notion that has been with us for millennia for the title of your album is a brave and intriguing choice. It suggests two possibilities, either the musicians are going to provide a marvellously original take on an

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Gwenno – “Le Kov” :  Cornish Waif, errr……..

Gwenno – “Le Kov” :  Cornish Waif, errr……..

Ross McGibbon February 28, 2018 0

HEAVENLY RECORDINGS    2nd March, 2018 You know what I’d do if I’d had critical acclaim for a concept album in Welsh based on an obscure science fiction album? I’d record my next set in

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