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The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

CARDINAL FUZZ / ROOSTER 28th August 2020 A great slab of kosmische rock, recorded live at The Thekla in Bristol on the 6th December 2001 at a festival dedicated to gnostic exploration. Gnosticism puts

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Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS 7th August 2020 A blast from the past, this album was originally issued in 2003 and is a monster psychedelic experience that might have been drawn from anywhere in the

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Jo Quail to re-release Five Incantations

Jo Quail to re-release Five Incantations

Vanguard Online October 2, 2020 0

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Progressive rock gets a bad name, perhaps deservedly so, for being a bit formulaic and pretentious. Nevertheless I do get, I think, that those who are into it like it because of the trance

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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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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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Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

OUT NOW Mani Neumeier is the only member left from Guru Guru’s original line-up, yet this is still a collaborative project. He leads from the drums and takes the vocals but then, he has

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Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records Mani Neumeier fronts the long-lasting proto-hippy German band, Guru Guru. With fifty years under their belt, a studio album last year and a live album this year, Mani is a busy man,

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Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Ross McGibbon April 27, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD 17th April 2020 Six months on from the screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock of the early nineties albums, “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” comes this reissue offering with ever

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Jo Quail’s arresting performance at Bristol’s Exchange

Jo Quail’s arresting performance at Bristol’s Exchange

Deborah Finamore September 29, 2019 0

The internationally acclaimed composer and cellist Jo Quail put on a mesmerizing show at the Exchange in Bristol supporting Emma Ruth Rundle on her UK Tour. But it was clear from the fans gathering

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Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Ross McGibbon August 19, 2019 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS August 9th, 2019 I don’t know where or when these tracks were laid down and they can’t have been all together in the studio, since at least two of the line-up are

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