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Jul 04 2018

Southern Empire | Civilisation

Civilisation is the second album by Australian band Southern Empire and i have been looking forwards to getting my hands on a copy for review so a big thanks to Ann at GEP for my promo copy. Having previously reviewed a four disc box by Unitopia the band from which Southern Empire was born from …

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Jun 07 2018

Yuka & Chronoship | The Ship

One of the few labels i dislike the most is Prog Metal closely followed by Prog Metal itself. However, every once in a while i am sent an album that i don’t as readily reject as swiftly as i would normally especially with traces and traits of said sub-genre.  Such an album recently turned up …

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May 03 2018

Adam Holzman | Truth Decay

Been keeping my eye on Adam Holzman since watching him his keyboards play with Steven Wilson’s band a few years back on the Raven That Refused To Sing tour. I thought then as i do now that there is something special about Adam’s playing which left me wondering how i never came across him before. …

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Apr 08 2018

Ra, the continuing dynasty

       Tyneside musician Tony Patterson is about to embark on the continuing dynasty of his 2006 album Ra. Many will remember the epic Egyptian feel of Tony’s eponymous album which to this day remains a firm favourite with me. As Tony has only just announced that work in the studio has just begun there is …

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Apr 02 2018

The Franky Valentyn Project | All In A Dream

Franky Valentyn is an Australian musician based in Blacktown amidst Sydney’s west suburbs. The fact that Franky is a self taught musician with no formal training or ability to read music hasn’t prevented him from being a successful multi instrumentalist and musical director. Proof that talent triumphs over academia.  Having written and recorded music for …

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Apr 02 2018

Riversea | The Tide

Riversea can never be accused of rushing the recording process, their debut album Out Of An Ancient World  being released in the spring of 2012. However, when time and care is taken to pay meticulous attention to detail it shows in the end product. From the outset it is plain to see and hear the …

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Mar 14 2018

March Progcast

What a month eh? March 2018! Cut off by snow drifts and the handicap of driving a sports car had me and many more folks struggling to get to work and socialising.  In a month when we lose one of the greatest minds in the world Stephen Hawkin and from the world of entertainment Sir …

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Feb 21 2018

February Progcast

The weather forecast for Sunday 25th is cold and bleak. Why not get the Sunday lunch sided, put your feet up and listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio at 2pm till 4pm. As well as celebrating Prog favourites from days of yore like Steve Hackett, Peter Gabriel and Yes, i will be playing …

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