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Available online from Issue 34

March 2007

92 Pages

Christian Decamps, Gong UNconvention - Amsterdam 2007, Steve Howe interview, Nels Cline, Nearfest, Don Falcone, Canadian Progressive Rock in the 1970's, Part Two

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A Triggering Myth - The Remedy of Abstraction

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Rick Eddy and Tim Drumheller have been driving around the progressive rock block for over 15 years. By continually evolving and assimilating new influences the duo has arrived at another...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Abiogenesi - Io sono il vampiro

Cover art Personally, I feel that the world did not need another progressive rock concept album about vampires, but this one has enough redeeming features to slip through on technicalities. First, it's sung in...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?

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Makoto Kawabata and his band of madmen have been recording as Acid Mothers Temple for several years and their catalog is enormous. Many of their releases are long, unlistenable, cacophonous...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2007-03-01)

Adrian Belew - Side Three

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The last phase of Adrian Belew’s trilogy of contrasting approaches winds up the series on a firm up note. The Prophet Omega provides the opening rap to kick of the disc in a similar flair to...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Advent - Cantus Firmus

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I have not heard a new release this year that evoked so many conflicting emotions. The first Advent release in a decade, Cantus Firmus is also their first output I have heard. A quartet of...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2007-03-01)

After Genesis - The Cryme of Selling Lambs

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Classical aficionados are well familiar with the concept of reinterpreting compositions from composers alive and dead. It’s different for rock music, as we overwhelmingly prefer the original...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2007-03-01)

After the Fall - Knowledge

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Based on this album, After the Fall could give all those neo and symphonic prog groups from the Low Countries a run for their money. The Connecticut-based quartet of Ken Archer (keys, vocals), Mark...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Agent Cooper - Beginner's Mind

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Agent Cooper is a four-man band who hail from Atlanta who self produced their first independent release of ten neo-prog tracks that infuse varying styles of music from Arabic to metal and melodic...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Akron/Family & Angels of Light + Meek Warrior

Cover art Peaceful droplets emerge to deposit us on a plane of squeezing voices gently chiding a plane of aberrant existence. There is quite a bit of hubbub about this agglomeration of miscreants and it must be...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Albert Marcoeur - L Apostrophe

Cover art With numerous albums out going back to the early 70s, Albert Marcoeur can always be counted on for something unusual, though he’s never predictable. On this, his ninth album in about 32 years, the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Alison O'Donnell & Isabel Ni Chuireain - Mise Agus Ise

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Many will remember Alison’s voice from the 1972 prog-folk classic Swaddling Songs by Mellow Candle, along with keyboardist / vocalist / songwriter Clodagh Simonds. Alison then moved...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Andy Timmons Band - Resolution

Cover art Andy Timmons is a guitarist along the lines of Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Joe Satriani, though to my ear maybe a little more enjoyable because of the variety of styles he covers. His technique is...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Ange - Live Tour 2003-2004 - Par les Fils de Mandrin

Cover art I guess this is Ange. That's what it says on the box, though I can easily see that Christian Décamps is the only member of the band present from the band's heyday in the 70s. He's even got a female...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Apostolis Anthimos - Back to the North

Cover art The longtime guitarist of SBB hasn’t released a lot of solo material, unlike bandmate Jozef Skrzek. In fact, apart from a couple discs in the 90s, this one is only the third. Here he takes a fun and...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Ars Nova - Chrysalis

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I know this band from The Goddess of Darkness and Book of the Dead, both from the 90s. The Goddess of Darkness is a near masterpiece of bombastic prog. Despite several...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2007-03-01)

Art of Infinity - Dimension Universe

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It’s the Thorsten and Thorsten show! These two Dutchmen are staking out a claim to musical territory already paved by folks like Art of Noise and Enigma, but they still do a nice job with the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Aziola Cry - Ellipsis

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Math rock lives! Ellipsis is the debut release from Aziola Cry – a three-piece all-instrumental band from Chicago consisting of drums, guitar, and Chapman Stick. While many bands...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2007-03-01)

Bent Wind - Sussex

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Here’s an obscure Canadian band of the garage/psych variety. It’s on the heavier side, along the lines of Vanilla Fudge or Blue Cheer, with messy distorted guitar and unpolished vocals....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Between Interval - Autumn Continent

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This is one of those discs one could play on endless repeat for days on end and just flow with it. It doesn’t demand anything from the listener, but instead slowly overtakes the psyche and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Bijou - El Profeta

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Bijou is a Spanish instrumental symphonic prog quintet featuring your standard rhythm section, keyboards, and dual guitars, and while their sound is expansive, melodic, and respectfully bombastic...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)
 

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