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Ashenspire – Hostile Architecture – Album Review

Artist: Ashenspire Album Title: Hostile Architecture Label: Aural Music Date of Release: 15 July 2022 This is one of those albums that I have wrestled with over the past few weeks. On the one hand, I cannot stand elements of it, whilst on the other, I love other aspects, to the point where I am  Continue Reading »

White Ward – False Light – Album Review

Artist: White Ward Album Title: False Light Label: Debemur Morti Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 I missed the White Ward’s last album, ‘Love Exchange Failure’ in 2019, so I also missed the fact that the Ukrainian band had added a new musician to their ranks, saxophonist Dima Dudko. Those that are familiar to  Continue Reading »

Cynic – Ascension Codes – Album Review

Artist: Cynic Album Title: Ascension Codes Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 26 November 2021 There are some albums that get released that leave you scratching your head, wondering ‘how?’ ‘Ascension Codes’, just the fourth full-length release from US progressive outfit Cynic is one such record. Beginning life back in 1987 but suffering more  Continue Reading »

Navian – Cosmos – Album Review

Artist: Navian Album Title: Cosmos Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 19 November 2021 I have never been the biggest fan of instrumental music, as I tend to find that it can be a little underwhelming, a touch boring, and often an exercise in technical prowess over memorable song writing. Of course, this is an  Continue Reading »

Navian – Reset – EP Review

Artist: Navian Album Title: Reset (EP) Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 14 August 2020 As you’ll know by now, instrumental music isn’t normally my ‘thing’. I have waxed lyrical about a few releases over the years, most recently, the new effort from Long Distance Calling. But they are a special band. So too are  Continue Reading »

Myth Of I – Myth Of I – Album Review

Artist: Myth Of I Album Title: Myth Of I Label: The Artisan Era Date of Release: 10 April 2020 Four words to either make you salivate or recoil in horror are these: Berklee College of Music. For some, these words are the stamp of quality and suggest a level of skill that most of the  Continue Reading »

Distorted Harmony – A Way Out – Album Review

Artist: Distorted Harmony Album Title: A Way Out Label: Independent Date Of Release: 19 July 2018 “To be honest…I can’t stand it anymore. I am bored by the general construction of that kind of music…” This was the comment from Yoav Efron of Distorted Harmony when I interviewed him in 2014 following the release of  Continue Reading »

Jakub Zytecki – Feather Bed/Ladder Head – Album Review

Artist: Jakub Zytecki Album Title: Feather Bed/Ladder Head Label: Independent Release Release date: 23 February 2018 I may be a little out of my depth with this release, but as they say: ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’. Plus, I like this music, so I feel it is my duty to write something about it. So, here  Continue Reading »

Arch Echo – Arch Echo – Album Review

Artist: Arch Echo Album Title: Arch Echo Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 24 November 2017 I am late to this particular party and I hang my head in shame. It wasn’t until I saw the heading of ‘Arch Echo – wow’ on a personal favourite progressive music forum that I even registered the existence  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my look ahead to what’s coming in the second-half of an already strong 2017. No long intro from me today, I’m just going to dive straight in… If you missed Part 1, here’s the link: Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 1 Subterranean Masquerade  Continue Reading »

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