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Available online from Issue 31

March 2005

92 Pages

Nearfest 2004, Progday X, Marillion interview, Daniel Denis of Univers Zero, Tunnels interview (Marc Wagnon & Percy Jones), Nick D'Virgilio, The Orkustra

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Jesús Figueroa - Jesús Figueroa

Cover art This CD reissues both albums of Jesús Figueroa, Con Todos (1972) and Magica Fuente (1974). Figueroa was the lead singer of Uruguay psych band Opus Alfa, which evolved into Dias de...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2005-03-01)

Lithops - Scrypt

Cover art Far from the reaches of electronic music as mere impetus for dancing, or even the spacious universe of ambient soundscapes, lies the realm of Lithops. Picture a two-dimensional coordinate system for...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Martin Gordon - The Joy of More Hogwash

Cover art Bassist Martin Gordon has spent the better half of his career backing a wide array of established pop stars from the lesser known Mael brothers (in Sparks) to Robert Palmer and Kylie Minogue. The Joy...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Matthew Shipp - Harmony and Abyss

Cover art Pianist Mathew Shipp is still gradually pushing himself into the use of electronic instruments in his jazz endeavors. By embracing dance and hip hop rhythms he has become one of the latest acoustic...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Metamorfosi - Paradiso

Cover art It’s been quite some time since Metamorfosi tackled Hell in their classic 1973 album Inferno, and now they’re ready to take on Heaven. With the vocalist and keyboard player from that...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Motorpsycho + Jaga Jazzist Horns - It's a Love Cult, The Stix & In the Fishtank

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After hearing the name Motorpsycho for a few years, I was pretty curious to actually hear the band. I did not expect an album of such variety, that combines intensity and subtlety and a wide range...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Music Emporium - Music Emporium

Cover art Music Emporium’s self-titled 1969 album is one of the rarest gems of the late 60s LA psychedelic scene, with only 300 copies originally pressed and an elaborate die-cut sleeve. Unlike some...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Nektar - Remember the Future

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For me, Remember the Future has always been the Nektar album. It was the first one I heard, and the others have seemed like variations on its format (disregarding the later...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Orbit Service - Twilight

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Here we are adrift in a sea of melancholy. Or maybe a better metaphor would be floating in orbit. There are lots of nice textures and rich sounds on this recording, the Denver band’s second,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Outrageous Cherry - The Book of Spectral Projections & Supernatural Equinox

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Since its founding in the early 90s, Outrageous Cherry has been working on their own method of updating 60s psychedelia for a later generation. Matthew Smith’s songwriting often captures the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Qoph - Pyrola

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It’s been entirely too long since this Swedish band’s 1998 debut. Since that time, the band has formed their own label and started singing in English. Their basic sound is intact,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Quikion - Ramadan

Cover art Latest evidence of what a strange and wonderful world we live in: a Japanese group called Quikion based on accordion, concertina, bouzouki, psaltery, toy instruments – oh, and a bit of acoustic...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Release Music Orchestra - Bremen 1978

Cover art Judging by the number of excellent recent releases, Radio Bremen must have been quite a treasure for European music lovers back in the 70s. This CD is a prime example. I’m not familiar with the band...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Remy Stroomer - Different Shades of Dust

Cover art Young composer Remy Stroomer from the Netherlands admires Klaus Schulze and that can be heard in “Following Differences,” the first track. He chooses the same repeat in tones as Schulze does. His...  » Read more
(Posted by Roel Steverink 2005-03-01)

Richard Leo Johnson Trio - Poetry of Appliance

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Although the American guitarist has a couple previous releases, this is his first in a trio configuration, in this case with violinist Ricardo Ochoa (who also contributes theremin to some of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2005-03-01)

Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura - Illusion Suite, Sketches, Exit & Ko Ko Ko Ke

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Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii is one busy lady – she appears on three of these four releases. Illusion Suite finds her in the standard piano trio setting, though the result is...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Of Natural History

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum's entire character is represented well by the opening track "A Hymn to the Morning Star." The song opens ominously with a growling dog then transforms into...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2005-03-01)

Strawbs - Déjà Fou

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Ghosts was the first Strawbs record I ever heard, and I seem to remember liking it immensely from the first play; the band quickly became one of my favorites, a position they’ve held...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Tasavallan Presidentti - Tasavallan Presidentti, Lambertland & Milky Way Moses

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The first eponymous album Finnish band Tasavallan Presidentti recorded was a cross between folk, blues, and jazz-rock with pop influences. A really diverse album with an immaculate rendition of the...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2005-03-01)

The Holy Modal Rounders - Bird Song - Live 1971

Cover art Sometime in 1971, the Holy Modal Rounders, having recently expanded to a seven-piece, visited WLIR and recorded a set of songs, including their contribution to the Easy Rider soundtrack...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)
 

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