Category: CD Reviews

Flutatious | Festival

Ever heard a tune on the radio or at a friend’s house and thought “I’ve heard that tune before”? Well, such a thing happened to me recently when I heard a track from the new album by London based band Flutatious. Turns out I had already heard a couple of tracks on various samplers though …

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Nova Cascade | The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrow

  Nova Cascade are a relatively new band the nucleus of which is Dave Hillborne who kindly provided me with the album here for review. Dave’s cohorts on the album are Dave Fick on bass, Charlie Bramald / flute, David Anania / drums and last but certainly not least Eric Bouillette / violin and lead …

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The Divide | Tony Patterson / Doug Melbourne

Multi-instrumentalist Tony Patterson and keyboard player Doug Melbourne first teamed up in 1998 when Tony joined Genesis tribute band Re-Genesis as the bands singer. The ensuing years found the band achieving cult status and having seen the band on numerous occasions I can understand why. Founder member Doug Melbourne whom I have witnessed playing some …

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GU-RU | Tales From The Ashram

On a recent visit to my usual record emporium i was spotted mid rummage by the owner and summoned to the counter. Knowing my particular penchants and playlist of my radio show he informed me of a band i needed to listen to as they are “Prog Psyche”. Yes, Prog Psyche. So as not to …

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Chasing The Monsoon | No Ordinary World

There is a story behind this review. Worry not i will be brief as possible. On a recent trip to south Wales to stay with one of my shows listeners who has since become a friend, I was played a piece of music on a very elaborate high end Hi-Fi system that to be frank …

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IQ | 2018 Remix – 25th Anniversary Edition.

  Those of you who listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio or may have read any of my blogs will know my current views on the box set culture especially with regards to reissues. So when the 25 year reissue of Ever by Prog stalwarts IQ landed hot off the press at Progmeister …

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Damanek | In Flight

Described as “genre defying”, Damanek have wasted no time since their debut album “On Track” in getting back into the studio and crafting another full and interesting musical journey. The core staff at Damanek is Dan Mash on bass (Mashine,) Guy Manning on vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion (The Tangent/Manning) and Marek Arnold on …

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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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