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Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

LA TEMPESTA DUB / BELIEVE      6th April 2018 Large is very easy rolling. Smooth sounds and rounded deep bass notes from bass guitar and keys. The songs cover Rootsy concerns and are delivered in

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Mark Springer produces a contemporary classic in the vein of Debussy

Mark Springer produces a contemporary classic in the vein of Debussy

Vanguard Online May 14, 2018 1

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OK, there are professional connoisseurs of classical music who would probably vomit a soup of musical notes were they to read this assertion but I find Mark Springer’s beautifully soothing piano music to be of a

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Fischerspooning for a sexual zeitgeist

Fischerspooning for a sexual zeitgeist

Vanguard Online May 3, 2018 0

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Fischerspooner’s new album SIR is a brooding reflection on sexual liaisons, desire and frustration. Some of the lyrics hint at memories and experiences from a trip to South America. The music is at the crossroads between trance, 80s pop music

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Ivy Lab rewind the clock 20 years to the days of The Breezeblock

Ivy Lab rewind the clock 20 years to the days of The Breezeblock

Vanguard Online May 2, 2018 0

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Ivy Lab’s new album ‘Death Don’t Always Taste Good’ is a throw back to the mid 1990s, to the days when the gravitational force of Mary-Ann Hobbs’ Breezeblock programme was creating its own left-field Big Beat electronica scene, including the

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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 to funky tracks and

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