Nov 27 2010

RetroGenesis | Darlington Arts Centre

Braving the snow and icy roads of Friday 26th of November myself and good lady set out for Darlington to catch Retro-Genesis perform at the Darlington art centre. On arrival we were stricken by the similarity of the building to Chaterhouse which…

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Nov 14 2010

Dec Burke | Destroy All Monsters

I must confess to knowing little about Dec Burke and when we received “Destroy All Monsters” for review I was intrigued to say the least. My first impression whilst I was driving with it playing in the car was one of surprise and appreh…

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Nov 09 2010

Manning – Charlestown


Living as I do in a town that has just hosted the biggest tall ships gathering in Europe, I was very much at home with the nautical theme to the title track of “Charlestown”. Reading the brief synopsis within the CD booklet al…

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Oct 12 2010

Manir Donaghue | Reflections


Every now and again fate plays a hand in a new discovery.  Whilst recently embroiled in another matter, Manir Donaghue and I discussed the virtues of many other musicians before he modestly mentioned his own work.  Manir has kindly…

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Sep 24 2010

Transatlantic | The Whirlwind

To many Transatlantic followers a review of this album is old news.  It comes as no surprise to them all just what a feat of brilliance The Whirlwind is.  However, the virtues of Transatlantic somehow passed me by and it wasn’t …

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Sep 09 2010

Spock’s Beard – X


  Yes folks, it’s here. The new Spock’s Beard album, X. I am afraid to have to admit to you all that the nerd in me could not be prevented from acquiring it on vinyl…

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Sep 04 2010

Lehto & Wright | Childen’s Songs

Lehto & Wright are cohorts also found playing with The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra featured recently here at Progmeister. Children’s songs album is a beautifully packaged two disc set comprising of a CD and a DVD which in…

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Sep 03 2010

Camel | A Nod And A Wink

I have to admit to writing this my concluding Camel review with a bit of a lump in my throat. A Nod and A Wink takes us into the millennium years and with many of us showing the signs of aging. Unbeknown to the majority I dare say, A No…

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