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Available online from Issue 10

August 1996

72 Pages

Gong megafeature, Progscape II, FMN/Maborishi No Sekai Festival, Yes reunion, Kevin Gilbert, Pip Pyle interview (Gong), Pierre Moerlen interview (Gong), Finisterre, Robert John Godfrey interview, The Enid, Kit Watkins, Octopus, Glass Hammer, Mellow label overview

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Atlantide - Atlantide

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Jean-Pierre Massiera had somewhat of a reputation for putting together one-shot bands that record and promptly die. Another one of his 'projects' was Visitors, which we

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Bacamarte - Depois do Fim

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Let me just begin this by saying this album is unquestionably the best Brazilian symphonic progressive rock album. Keep also in mind that it hasn't had much competition until the last few...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Beequeen - Sugarbush

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Beequeen is the duo of Frans de Waard and Freek Kinklaar and Sugarbush is their third CD release. Frans is also the erstwhile publisher of the excellent experimental/industrial music...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1996-08-01)

Between - And the Waters Opened

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[Parts of this review specifically relate to the 1995 reissue on Germanofon. -ed.]

The Germany-based sextet is probably most well known as representing the baby steps of...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-08-01)

Bi Kyo Ran - Deep Live

Cover art The word on the street is that this Japanese combo is the Far East answer to King Crimson, circa Red. Although occasional Frippisms abound in the guitar parts, I think they more closely...  » Read more
(Posted by Steve Robey 1996-08-01)

Biglietto per l'Inferno - Il Tempo della Semina

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In 1991, Mellow released BPI's lost second album, Il Tempo della Semina, which was recorded in late 1974. This sounds like what was probably the final demo tapes, as this has much...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Bill Nelson - Northern Dream

Cover art Before his days in the celebrated Be Bop Deluxe, Bill Nelson put out a lone solo album in 1971. This is indeed a far cry from his ambient, soundtrack-like projects he is best known for. Instead, this...  » Read more
(Posted by Steve Robey 1996-08-01)

Bruno Heuzé - Eurasie

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Heuzé's stunning electro-acoustic music belongs in the broadest swath of progressive music and can be roughly categorized as techno-tribal, an eclectic mix of eastern exoticism, ambient...

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(Posted by Dean Suzuki 1996-08-01)

C.W. Vrtacek - Silent Heaven

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Over the years Connecticut-based multi-instrumentalist and composer C.W. Vrtacek has released several solo albums, appeared on numerous compilations, collaborated with Frith, Didkovsky, Biota, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Catweazle - Ars Moriendi

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Just what the world needs, another Swedish prog band! Catweazle are a four-piece of guitar / keyboards / bass / drums with lead vocals by keyboardist Michael Thorne. They seem to be coming from the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Celeste - I Suoni in una Sfera

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Celeste's debut album is one of the very best of the Italian progressives, and was highly regarded enough to have been reissued in three countries. Meanwhile, this CD is supposedly a lost...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Chris Savourey - End of Millenium

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Seems like we just reviewed Savourey's first album in the last issue, and already he's back with a superb and highly energized follow-up. Okay, this may not be exactly what most consider...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Christian Vander / Simon Goubert - Welcome

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These guys have just about got it right on this one! For the last several years, Christian Vander has been following the spirit of John Coltrane, particularly the Impulse years, Both he and Goubert...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Conrad Schnitzler - Blue Glow & Charred Machinery

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Herr Schnitzler is probably the most prolific synthesist (we might as well say musician) on the planet. He has been around since the early days of Kluster and Tangerine Dream (he was a member of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Corte dei Miracoli - Dimensione Onirica & Live at Lux

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Corte dei Miracoli only released one album on the short lived Grog label in 1976 (reissued on Vinyl Magic) and like Museo Rosenbach, left a series of poorly recorded demos, of which Dimensione...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Crystals - Crystals

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Featuring guitarists Marcello Todaro of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Nanni Civitenga of Raccomondata Ricevuta Ritorno, Crystals were a group of musicians trying to be the next big thing or at least...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

David Bedford - Great Equatorial

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According to the liner notes, Bedford composed these six pieces for the Royal Observatory Telescope room after a modernization upgrade. For those of you who’re unfamiliar with Bedford’s...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-08-01)

Devil Doll - Dies Irae

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If ever there was a band that fit the "love 'em or hate 'em" mold, this is certainly it. Fans tend to be die-hards, and non-fans tend to just ignore this band. So when the fans...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1996-08-01)

Devil Doll - Dies Irae

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Proceed with extreme caution. If you love symphonic progressive rock with a nasty, sinister edge, Devil Doll may be the band you've been waiting for. Fronted by the inimitable Mr. Doctor on...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1996-08-01)

Devil Doll - Dies Irae

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I suppose it was inevitable that before long this band would find a concept such as this too good to pass up. Given the countless readings of this medieval concept in classical music, though,...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-08-01)
 

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