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Available online from Issue 4

August 1994

28 Pages

Progressive Rock's 25th Birthday?, New Italian Progressive Rock Scene, Part 2, Virgil Moorefield, Lost Vinyl Label

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Electric Orange - Electric Orange

Cover art Although this is a new release, Dirk Jan Muller and company (aka Electric Orange) have faithfully turned the clock back almost 25 years, trapped in time around 1970. Indeed, this album evokes the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Ensemble Nimbus - Key Figures

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Amazing when a new label takes off so well. Ad Perpetuam Memoriam has given the world both the powerful Kultivator and the hilarious Myrbein, both relatively unknown Swedish groups of high quality....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Etna - Etna

Cover art Out of the undiscerning mass factory of Mellowland every once in a while comes an album well worth waiting for. From 1975, Etna's sole album is a gem for jazz rock/fusion fanatics. What's really...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Everon - Paradoxes

Cover art Getting me to review an SI release is somewhat analogous to trying to get Rolling Stone to review a Zamla Mammaz Manna album. Both would have their fair share of negative comments. I am...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Flyte - Dawn Dancer

Cover art This six-piece from Holland had been together since the early 70s, yet their first and only album wasn't to be released until '79. Plagued by setbacks, poor distribution, and lack of record company...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

FM - Black Noise

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The reissue of the second album by this excellent Canadian trio has been long awaited by many. A rather nonstandard three-piece, their most unique feature was the substitution of mandolin/violin...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Gamelan Sekar Jaya - American Works for Balinese Gamelan Orchestra

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The tiny island of Bali in Indonesia carries over a thousand years of rich musical tradition, originally founded in the collision of Javanese, Hindu, and indigenous cultures, the music of Bali is...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Gulââb - Veils of Mystery

Cover art Rarely do I receive a recording that makes me stand up and take notice. My jaded and tired ears perked up as I flew my astral plane while playing Veils of Mystery. What's this you ask, a...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1994-08-01)

Haizea - Hontz Gaua

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Another obscurity originally released on the Elkar label, Haizea were a five-piece from the Basque area of Spain. Sporting a sound that could best be described as psychedelic electric folk, the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Halloween - Merlin

Cover art It's been a long time, four years in fact, since we've seen from this highly regarded French outfit. Laz was greeted with a lot of hype when it came out in 1990, it had a lot of people...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Halloween - Merlin

Cover art I didn't have very high expectations for this, after all their first two albums were somewhat short of spectacular, especially with their dreadfully pronounced English vocals. Within one minute of...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Halloween - Merlin

Cover art Halloween are a modern French outfit, who have often been compared to Pulsar. With their third album, Merlin, they live up to that comparison, but the approach here is more assertive and...  » Read more
(Posted by Dan Casey 1994-08-01)

Hawkwind - It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous

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The latest incarnation of Hawkwind comprises Dave Brock, Alan Davey, and Richard Chadwick. It Is the Business... takes all but the most open-minded Hawkfan by surprise for one reason:...

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(Posted by Anatole Gordon 1994-08-01)

Heretic - 1984-88

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Heretic was a Japanese synthesizer / guitar based band from the mid-80s; this release collects three tracks from their first album Interface (1985) when they were essentially a three-piece...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Imán, Califato Independiente - Camino del Águila

Cover art Here's another gem in the hidden treasure trove of Spanish progressive rock, an area I'm unabashedly a big fan of. Musea did well to release this, as it should appeal to just about anyone who has...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Iona - The Book of Kells

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Imagine the best elements of Enya/Clannad blended with the folk-rock presence of Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny, make it a bit more progressive and powerful, and top it off with a Christian...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Itoiz - Ezekiel

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By the time of their second album, Ezekiel, the lineup of this Basque band had grown from five members to seven, now including saxes, mandolin, electric piano, and even violin when...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Itoiz - Itoiz

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While the Basque country is politically part of Spain, Itoiz gives plenty of reason to count it as a separate entity. There is an influence in this music that is definitely indigenous to this small...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Jadis - Across the Water

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If this band sounds familiar to you, it's probably because Jadis are usually touted as the alter-ego of IQ. With half of Jadis also members of IQ concurrently (Martin Orford, keys;...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1994-08-01)

Jean-Pascal Boffo - Nomades

Cover art Some will recall J.P. Boffo as one of the original members of Troll and naturally expect (or perhaps hope for) a strong zeuhl influence on this effort. Well, you certainly won't find it here. Which...  » Read more
(Posted by Dan Casey 1994-08-01)
 

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