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Available online from Issue 24

April 2002

84 Pages

Maudlin of The Well, Paranoise, Roger Eno, John Etheridge, Sven Grunberg, La Torre Dell'Alchimista, Tunnels & Nuove Musiche, ProgWest 2001, Progressive Projections, CD: BayProg Sampler

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Bill Laswell - Points of Order

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Bill Laswell seems to have never heard a style of music he can’t try his hand at, and this latest album is notable for fusing together the world of underground hip-hop (courtesy of the Anti...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2002-04-01)

Billy Currie - Stand up and Walk

Cover art The second solo album by violinist and composer Billy Currie (ex Ultravox, Visage) traces a narrow path down a lush musical side road. Having completed his tenure with those bands, moving into a...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Bz Bz Ueu - Uhozmerigotz

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I’ll admit a slight prejudice against bands with unpronounceable (or questionably pronounceable) names, but a brief review is probably not the time to get into a discussion of the philosophy...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Curlew - Meet the Curlews!

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George Cartwright’s Curlew has seen many a change in his ensemble’s 20-year history. Meet the Curlews! initiates another soirée with veteran bassist Fred Chalenor...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Djivan Gasparyan - Moon Shines at Night

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The duduk is an amazingly expressive instrument, sounding like a cross between a flute and an androgynous human voice, sometimes with reedy clarinet or oboe tones, and Djivan Gasparyan is a master...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Eskalation - Different Music for Bassoon, Wind Synthesizer and Sampled Percussion

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First the cheap shot: My initial reaction to this music was, “Different.” I’ve heard a fair amount of electronic music, and none of it sounded much like this. There are elements...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Evergrey - In Search of Truth

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I’m no expert on prog-metal. I’ve heard a bit of Dream Theater, Amorphis, and Ayreon, and I can enjoy them if the music is well-played and not too silly (except in the case of Ayreon,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

French TV - #7 The Case Against Art

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You have to hand it to Mike Sary and Co., every French TV seems an improvement on the last, a feat impressive considering the strength of 1999's The Violence of Amateurs. Album number...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2002-04-01)

Garmarna - Hildegard von Bingen

Cover art When I first heard that Garmarna’s next album was going to consist entirely of music by 12th Century composer Hildegard von Bingen, I was a bit concerned. But I was assured they weren’t going New...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Giles > Giles > Fripp - The Brondesbury Tapes

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The early exploits of Giles, Giles and Fripp have always been a footnote considering the impact of the first King Crimson album on unsuspecting English and US audiences. Their only album, The...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Glass - No Stranger to the Skies

Cover art The little town of Port Townsend, Washington has special significance to me – I have some very fond memories from there dating back to the 70s. So when I first heard about Glass, a progressive band...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Gongzilla - Live

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Musically, Gongzilla is the branch of the Gong family tree which favors instrumental fusion with heavy guitar and vibraphone. Historically, Gongzilla is the descendent of Pierre Merlin’s Gong...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Graham Collier - The Third Colour

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Graham Collier has been a consistent fixture on the UK jazz scene as composer, player, and young talent advocate since the early 60s. Being the first British jazz player to be awarded a grant for...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Greenwall - Elektropuzzles

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For this release, the “band” Greenwall consists entirely of keyboardist / programmer Andrea Pavoni. The tracks were all composed from 1994 to 1998, and comprise an interesting spectrum...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Greg Weeks - Awake Like Sleep

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Awake Like Sleep is a lazy psychedelic exploration of interior spaces, and comes off a bit like a very introverted Meddle-era Pink Floyd without lead guitar. Greg Weeks has a soft...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

James Blood Ulmer - Blue Blood

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One of the things about blues music that always loses my interest is the relative lack of harmonic sophistication: the blues almost by definition stick to a set of three or four chords for each...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Jan Akkerman - Tabernakel

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In Focus, Jan Akkerman was one of the most interesting and distinctive rock guitarists of the 70s, and with this solo album, originally released in 1973, he showed an amazing range. Six of the ten...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Jean-Luc Ponty - Life Enigma

Cover art I’m probably not unique in my history with Jean-Luc Ponty. I discovered his inventive, melodic jazz-fusion violin playing with his albums of the seventies like Enigmatic Ocean and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Jean-Luc Ponty - Life Enigma

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Ponty has staked out a claim over the past 30 years as fusion’s best-known violinist, and he has made numerous albums that belong in the Fusion Hall of Fame (if such a thing existed). He has...

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(Posted by David Ashcraft 2002-04-01)

Jeff Johnson Trio - Free & The Art of Falling

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Bassist Jeff Johnson is one of the regulars in the Origin Records stable, and these two releases see him as leader, first of a trio with drummer Billy Mintz and reedman Hans Teuber, then with a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)
 

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