Category: CD Reviews

Mar 26 2015

Steve Hackett | Wolflight

It’s great to see Steve Hackett returning to what he does best which is writing and recording great albums of original music. Especially after the grueling Genesis Revisited tours that must have been all consuming this past couple of years. Steve utilized the downtime in between the tours to write new material sometimes in the …

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Mar 19 2015

Steven Wilson | Hand Cannot Erase

  There isn’t a lot i can say about this album that hasn’t already been said my Wilson disciples, reviewers, critics et al. Wilson’s new album Hand Cannot Erase is available in all of the usual Steven Wilson options and replicates the magic that has gone before. CD, MP3, special De-lux edition, vinyl and for a considerable …

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Feb 27 2015

Quantum Jump | Barracuda / Esoteric reissue

Following the myriad of remastered and reissued albums of late by Pink Floyd, The Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, et al i was starting to suffer a little from overkill. However, when i got wind that Esoteric Recordings were about to release one of my favourite seventies albums 24-bit digital remastering of Quantum Jump’s eponymous album Barracuda i …

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Feb 24 2015

Glacier | Ashes For The Monarch

Ever been in a club and a band has taken to the stage which makes you put down your drink and sit in amazement? Or been to watch a major band and been blown away by the support act?  Well, Glacier are one such band. It was so many years ago now that i first …

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Feb 21 2015

Theo | The Game Of Ouroboros

  During the down time of Progmeister i we received a few albums for review that could not for technical reasons be reported on, This allowed more time than normal to listen to those albums that are to make it onto the review page. The one one that became the most addictive is The Game Of …

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Jan 18 2015

Steve Rothery | Ghosts Of Pripyat

  Marillion Axe man Steve Rothery seems to have developed something of a magic touch putting together as he has a formidable group of musicians that make up his live band. Having written an album of purely musical pieces what better thing to do than to get an already road tested band to help record …

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Nov 16 2014

Pink Floyd | The Endless River (vinyl)

Perhaps in many ways the most important album for many people in the world this year  will be The Endless River, Pink Floyd’s swan song and final offering under such a ubiquitous marque. A predominantly music orientated album David Gilmour has still managed to tackle the issue of in-fighting and turbulence within the Pink Floyd …

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Nov 10 2014

Northlands | Tony Patterson & Brendan Eyre

  It’s amazing and sometimes heart warming when you haven’t seen a baby for a while only to be presented with a toddler and eventually a fully grown adult. It causes you to reflect on their childhood, their youth and ultimately their maturity. Northlands is just such an experience. I have followed this project with …

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