Category: CD Reviews

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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Jan 21 2018

Zeelley Moon | Zeelley Moon

Zeelley Moon is the vehicle for boards man and singer Patrick Molesworth’s original song writing exploits. Pat is a gigging muso in local bands and this comes across in his playing. I always appreciate the competence of seasoned musicians and this collection of ten mostly upbeat tracks is filled to it’s seems with them.  Apart …

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Dec 21 2017

Frangible | Nopa Versus Paul Birchall

In the closing days of 2017 i was doubtful whether or not i would fit in another review as the most recent crop of releases didn’t quite inspire me. So imagine my surprise when i received a call from Paul Birchall of Combination Head fame who informed me that his new album was nearing completion …

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Dec 13 2017

Virgil & Steve Howe | Nexus

Being a Yes fan for all of my adult life pretty much means it is prerequisite to enthuse about the work of Steve Howe. Steve is a virtuoso guitarist and always commands attention whether listening to via your preferred medium or watching his always lively performances.  Nexus finds Steve teamed up with son Virgil who …

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Nov 23 2017

No Man | Returning Jesus (2017 Reissue)

It’s a sign of the times that so many record companies and artistes remaster back catalogues and include musical sketches, demo songs and alternative mixes. Many are worthwhile purchases and some are not. So when No Man’s reissue of their 2001 album Returning Jesus arrived for review at Progmeister towers it was greeted with a …

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Nov 15 2017

Unitopia | More Than A Dream – The Dream Complete

Unitopia seems to have been a band who have managed to elude me. Another fine example of Australian musical talent Unitopia are essentially the writing partnership of Mark Trueak (lead and backing vocals) and Sean Timms (keyboards, programming, mandolin, banjo & BV’s). Joined here for the best part by regular cohorts contributing guitars, Bass, drums, …

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Oct 24 2017

Lifesigns | Cardington

  Cardington! is it the name of a battle?, a place? or an historic event? Well, until Lifesigns latest album i simply didn’t know. Cardington is the location in Bedfordshire UK were the R101 airship was developed in 1929. Sadly it crashed over France on it’s maiden voyage in 1930 killing 48 of the 54 …

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Sep 29 2017

The Second Brightest Star | Big Big Train

I remember watching a documentary many years ago in which David Gilmour said of the Pink Floyd album The Final Cut that “I see no reason for resurrecting materiel we had rejected for The Wall when it wasn’t good enough then, why should it be good enough now”. With this in mind I was a …

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