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Porcupine Tree – Closure / Continuation – Album Review

Artist: Porcupine Tree Album Title: Closer / Continuation Label: Music For Nations Date of Release: 24 June 2022 I want to start this review by being completely transparent and honest. I have never been a particularly big fan of Porcupine Tree. I have a few of their albums in my collection, but I cannot remember  Continue Reading »

Tim Bowness – Butterfly Mind – Album Review

Artist: Tim Bowness Album Title: Butterfly Mind Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Cards on the table, I know nothing of the band No-Man and up until I was presented with the opportunity to listen to this record in advance of its release, I’d never clapped ears on any of Tim Bowness’  Continue Reading »

All Things Fallen – Shadow Way – Album Review

Artist: All Things Fallen Album Title: Shadow Way Label: Blackoak Records Date of Release: 3 June 2022 When I received the email alerting me to this album, the content of the press release had me salivating like a starving lion in the Serengeti. Featuring a fantastic line-up comprised of multi-instrumentalist Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater, Harmony), drummer  Continue Reading »

Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time – Album Review

Artist: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One Album Title: Revel In Time Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release:  18 February 2022 I’ve had a few struggles this year already with a couple of reviews, with writer’s block and a lack of clarity causing me to procrastinate and not know what to think or what to write  Continue Reading »

Lalu – Paint The Sky – Album Review

Artist: Lalu Album Title: Paint The Sky Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 21 January 2022 This record has to be one of my most anticipated releases of 2022 and it’s a delight to be able to finally bring you my considered thoughts about it. I’ve been a fan of Vivien Lalu for quite some  Continue Reading »

The Best Songs of 2021

As in years before, I wanted to round off 2021 with a quick look at some of the best individual songs that I heard during 2021. As with my recent Top 30 series, this is a list of my personal favourite songs. They might not be the most technical, clever, or complicated songs of the  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 11

Welcome to Day 20 of my Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30 Countdown series. That means that this annual labour of love is now two-thirds complete already. I can’t quite believe it, but that’s the situation. I’m still really enjoying putting this together and I hope so of you are enjoying the daily updates  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 16

Welcome to Day 15 of my Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30 Countdown series. That means that I am now halfway through this year’s list. Thank you to you all for following, reading, commenting, and liking my posts in this series; were it not for the interaction that I receive, I may be tempted  Continue Reading »

TDW – Fountains – Album Review

Artist: TDW Album Title: Fountains Label: Layered Reality Productions Date of Release:  26 November 2021 Tom De Wit is a machine, a progressive music machine. It was only January of this year when I was presented with ‘The Days The Clock Stopped’, the first album recorded by Tom under the simplified ‘TDW’ moniker. A 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 »


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