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Martin Gonzalez – Suspiro – Album Review

Artist: Martin Gonzalez Album Title: Suspiro Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 22 March 2024 My interest in anime of any kind is at about the same level as my interest in knitting, housework, and the history of the saxophone. I am not a fan, so the fact that I know nothing of the American  Continue Reading »

Turbulence – B1nary Dream – Album Review

Artist: Turbulence Album Title: B1nary Dream Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 8 March 2024 I try my very best to not read other reviews or opinions of albums before I write my own, because I don’t want my thoughts to be subconsciously swayed by others. However, on this occasion, it has proved impossible to  Continue Reading »

Advocacy – The Path Of Decoherence – Album Review

Artist: Advocacy Album Title: The Path Of Decoherence Label: UPRISING! Records Date of Release: 19 January 2024 When there’s a debut progressive metal album thrust under my nose, that references Haken, Dream Theater, and Threshold in the accompanying press release, you’ve got my attention. Then, add a striking piece of artwork that’s been created by  Continue Reading »

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 »

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