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Reflections in Cosmo - Reflections in Cosmo

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This band with a strange name may be relatively new, but it occupies a spot in a vast web of connections. Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) has been a frequent collaborator of late with...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-20)

Spirit - At Ebbetts Field 1974

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Among the hardest working and most undeservedly underappreciated bands ever, the three-piece Spirit that forged onward following the demise of the original five-piece following the Ode / Epic years...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-19)

Dieter Moebius - Musik für Metropolis

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In 2012 Dieter Moebius was invited to perform a musical accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s sci fi silent film classic Metropolis. His approach to scoring the 2 ½ hour film was to...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-03-18)

Ravi Shankar - In Hollywood, 1971

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Reviewing an artist like Ravi Shankar is quite a challenge, and this live set from 46 years ago presents the difficulty in a big way. In Hollywood, 1971 gives us four pieces spanning over...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-17)

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin!

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One of the most alluring aspects of Italian progressive rock from 1972-1977 is the wide array of tonal coloring, particularly due to experimentation with analog synthesizers. This was a completely...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-16)

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso

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Symphonic progressive rock bands are known for their flashy keyboard players, in fact some of the excesses of the genre tend to be symbolized by Rick Wakeman in his cape or on ice or whatever. But...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-16)

Forrest Fang - Following the Ether Sun

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The thing that differentiates Forrest Fang’s music from all the other ambient guys is his extensive use of acoustic instruments. This has always been the case, at least going all the way back...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-15)

Uwe Cremer / Thomas Rydell - Time Trilogy

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Time Trilogy is the second collaboration between Uwe Cremer (aka Level ∏) and Swedish soundtrack composer Thomas Rydell. As suggested by the title, there are three long tracks on the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-03-14)

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures - Glare of the Tiger

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The title track of Glare of the Tiger starts off this album with more than 13 minutes of pure funky electrojazz bliss, complete with distorted Rhodes, cosmic organ, grooving percussion,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-13)

Carl Weingarten - An Endless Premonition

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Go back. Go way way back to the beginning. Carl Weingarten has covered a lot of musical territory since the early 1980s, but with An Endless Premonition he takes the listener back to his...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-12)

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2017-02-20
Larry Coryell RIP – One of the greats of jazz guitar has left us at the age of 73. Larry Coryell was one of the founding figures of jazz fusion, but produced a significant body of work the bridged many styles. His group Eleventh House provided a unique take on the combination of jazz and rock that was distinct from contemporaries such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Weather Report. » Read more

2017-01-31
John Wetton RIP – After a long battle with colon cancer, singer and bassist John Wetton has died at the age of 67. As an integral member of such bands as King Crimson, UK, and Asia, his was one of the distinctive voices in progressive rock, lending a human touch to often difficult music. » Read more

2017-01-30
Seaprog Announces First Artists for 2017 – The organizers of the Seaprog Festival in Seattle have announced the first set of confirmed performers for the 2017 festival. The best known names are Cabezas de Cera and Jack o' the Clock, but a host of other bands are featured, mostly from the Northwest. The festival will take place June 2-4, 2017. » Read more

2017-01-27
Acoustic Festival of Britain 2017 Announces Eclectic Lineup – The Acoustic Festival of Britain has been going since 2006, and this year's event sees a number of outstanding artists on the bill. Fairport Convention, Tir na nOg, and Martin Turner are some of the artists we've covered, and there are many more, including The Men They Couldn't Hang, Howard Jones, Chantel McGregor, and many more. The festival runs June 2-4, 2017 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire. » Read more

2017-01-26
Butch Trucks RIP – Butch Trucks was one of two drummers in the first incarnation of the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, helping the band achieve its legendary status as an American original. He died on January 24, 2017 of a self-inflicted gunshot would. He was 69. » Read more


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Tim Hodgkinson - Each in Our Own Thoughts – Tim Hodgkinson, the keyboardist/sax-meister responsible for some of the most angular, complex, and free-structured music of the seventies (Henry Cow) and the eighties (The Work), has returned with a...  (1994) » Read more

Dragon - Scented Gardens for the Blind – This reissue is probably shaky in the legitimacy area, getting hard to find, and has a "Japanese" price tag on it. It is also transcribed from vinyl but it's a good job and chances are...  (1995) » Read more

The Tunnel Singer - Cenote – Cenote is a welcome return to the pure vocal and natural reverb effects that The Tunnel Singer (Lee Ellen Shoemaker) employed on her earlier releases like Water Birth and Night Skies. She did a...  (2007) » Read more

Steve Hackett - Out of the Tunnel's Mouth (Deluxe Edition) – Back in the day I was a huge Genesis and Steve Hackett fan, but I lost interest in Steve with his 1980 release Defector. Fast forward 30 years and it looks like either I have been missing out on some...  (2011) » Read more

Frequency Drift - Personal Effects (Part Two) – Frequency Drift is primarily the effort of German keyboardist Andreas Hack, though he’s joined by a large group of supporting players that includes three female vocalists, three guitar players,...  (2011) » Read more



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