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John Greaves - Accident & Little Bottle of Laundry

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Two additional albums from John Greaves' European catalog are now available from Voiceprint. Accident is his first solo album from 1982 and features literally a bizarre set of songs...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-07-01)

Elka Atanasova - Winds of the Rhodopes

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Back in the early 90s, when the Bulgarian Women's Choir was making the rounds, a diminutive but fire-breathing 19-year-old violinist from the same country released this promising debut work....

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1999-01-01)

Oho - Vitamin Oho

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Oho is an American progressive rock group in the symphonic style that unfortunately didn't get to release this album when it was recorded, and was only reissued by Little Wing many years ago on...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-10-01)

Pendragon - The Jewel

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You'd really never know what a classic early 80s Marquee-era progressive rock album The Jewel is by the opener, "Higher Circles," a really abysmal, cheesy number that I'm...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-05-03)

Il Sistema - Il Viaggio senza Andata

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Ciro Perrino has been Mauro Moroni's right hand man at Mellow Records, so it's not surprising that many of the lost relics released by that label include him and other members of the short...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Kenso - Overview of Pre-1996 Releases

Cover art If Japan has the equivalent of a Happy the Man, Kenso is it. Their sound encompasses everything, from polished symphonic prog, to fusion, Canterbury, even touches of Japanese traditional music. The music is (with a couple of exceptions) entirely instrumental, melodically rich, highly spirited, and completely energized. They've been together since the late 70s, off and on, and the lineup has changed over time, but has always centered around guitarist Yoshihisa Shimizu. In addition to guitar, the lineup typically features dual keyboards, bass, and drums — and early on included a flautist as well.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale

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The original cover of the Tangerine Dream leader's second solo album is what I'd probably call a fernscape and it's one of those covers that really sets the tone and mood of this...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-09-07)

The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus - Mirrors

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With the commercial and critical success of their 2015 release Beauty Will Save the World, their first new album in nearly 20 years, the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus (RAIJ)...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-05-05)

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

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Eight years since their last studio release, Floyd have come forward with another fine collection of songs, with no real surprises — their timeless style intact — this could just as...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

Pip Pyle's Equip' Out - Up!

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Recorded in fall 1991, the second release from Pip Pyle’s pet project has only recently seen the light of day on the US import market. On the occasion of Pip’s recent trip to the US and...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-08-01)

Los Canarios - Ciclos

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When I think of modernization of classical works, I get nightmares of hallways strewn with Tomita albums or maybe Yngwie Malmsteen or even Emerson Lake and Palmer's (or Mekong Delta's)...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-05-11)

Heldon - Electronique Guerilla & It's Always Rock 'n' Roll

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The reissue of Heldon's first album is one that this writer has surely been anticipating for quite some time. What's even better is that Heldon's very elusive double third album has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Steve Hillage - Searching for the Spark

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On October 21, 2016 Snapper / Madfish released a mammoth career spanning boxed set of Steve Hillage’s music titled Searching for the Spark. This set highlights Steve’s solo...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-10-21)

Blezqi Zatsaz - Rise and Fall of Passionate Sanity

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Perhaps Progressive Rock Worldwide's first really strong release was this, the debut by keyboard-progsters Blezqi Zatsaz. Though consisting of the classic guitar / bass / keyboards / drums...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Via Lumini - Vôos e Sonhos

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This was the last Progressive Rock Worldwide release to appear in LP format, and as of yet has not been reissued on CD. Unlike the

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Fish - Five Official Bootlegs

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Bootlegs of live shows are often a mixed bag for both artists and their fans... how many times have you shelled out $25 or more for a bootleg CD only to find that it was pressed from either a...

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(Posted by Eric Brooks 1994-10-01)

Fish - Five Official Bootlegs

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Bootlegs of live shows are often a mixed bag for both artists and their fans... how many times have you shelled out $25 or more for a bootleg CD only to find that it was pressed from either a...

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(Posted by Eric Brooks 1994-10-01)

Fish - Five Official Bootlegs

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Bootlegs of live shows are often a mixed bag for both artists and their fans... how many times have you shelled out $25 or more for a bootleg CD only to find that it was pressed from either a...

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(Posted by Eric Brooks 1994-10-01)

Fish - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors & Internal Exile

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Ex-Marillion lead vocalist Fish has spent much time floating from label to label after departing his old band for good. Voiceprint took the singer’s back catalog and has done a second...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-08-01)

Anaïd - Four Years

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The hybrid French/English ensemble Anaïd may or may not still be in existence; this CD combines some tracks from their only LP Belladonna and selected material from before and after....

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-07-01)

Jane Siberry - Jane Siberry

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Many fans of art-rock will be familiar with Jane Siberry’s work on a series of excellent albums from the mid-80s to the mid-90s, starting with No Borders Here and going through...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-08-02)

Etron Fou Leloublan - 43 Songs

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Yet another crazy band. Establishing their premises strongly in the RIO realm, Etron Fou Leloublan's crafters weave intricate lines putting forth saxes in the forefront while silly lyrics...

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(Posted by Alain Lachapelle 1997-02-01)

Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Within the death metal genre this is easily considered one of the prime classics, but outside of the field, its high musical pedigree and unusual...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-10-13)

Barrock - L'Alchimista

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Barrock are a new Italian sextet who decided to release and distribute their debut L'Alchimista in Japan. The music is influenced by many Italian 70s bands like Banco del Mutuo...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Golden Avant-Garde - Golden Avant-Garde

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Existing from around 1986 through the early 90s, Golden Avant-Garde was formed around mainstays Chihiro Saito (bass) and Takeshi Naganuma (drums), the former having played with Katra Turana and his...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Ain Soph - Special Live 1 - 3 (Ride on a Camel, Mysterious Triangle & Quicksand)

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Together in one form or another since the mid-70s, Ain Soph is one of Japan's premier instrumental progressive bands, drawing their influence more from the Canterbury scene than the usual...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Various Artists - Lost Years in Labyrinth

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This album was just what the doctor ordered back in 1991. Finally someone saw fit to start focusing on other styles besides the symphonic rock that the eighties were glutted with. Featured here are...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Ñu - Cuentos de Ayer y de Hoy & A Golpe de Látigo

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Question: How could you possibly dislike Spanish heavy progressive rock? Answer: You couldn't. A five-piece consisting of guitar / Mellotron, vocals / flute, bass, violin, and drums, Ñu...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-11-01)

I Teoremi - I Teoremi

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This group would have fit nicely on the Vertigo label – heavy Black Sabbath, May Blitz, and Clear Blue Sky similarities as well as Deep Purple or Uriah Heep. I Teoremi are crunchy and heavy...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Kornelyans - Not an Ordinary Life

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Quite rightly hailed as a minor classic, this Yugoslavian band led by keys-man Kornell Kovach (originally called Korni Grupa on earlier albums) became heavily influenced by the early 70s Italian...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

E.A.Poe - Generazioni (Storia di Sempre)

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The original enthusiastic response to this reissue was based, I think, more on the extreme rarity of the original vinyl item than on anything else. Don't misunderstand, though, the music here...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Barimar & Capricorn College - LP di Primavera

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This is by far the worse album on Vinyl Magic, a collection of short songs in an undeveloped thematic pop vein. Arguably, there are some decent moments, and taken by itself it's not truly...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

I Flashmen - Cercando la Vita

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At one time, the Japanese did some reissues of the Kansas label including I Gregor, Capricorn College, and the second and third albums by Italian quartet I Flashmen. To me, this was the epitome of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages

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Sonny Sharrock’s 1991 album Ask the Ages: 1) Is one of the greatest jazz guitar albums of all time; 2) Is one of the best jazz albums of the 90s; 3) Is a compelling balance between...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-01-13)

Lester Palocsay - Baby Data Drop

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The music on this disc was originally recorded from 1984 to 1990. Nothing is provided in the way of musician credits, but judging from the sound of it, Palocsay worked on his own. Most of the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Les Batteries - Démesure Révolutionnaire

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"Les Batteries." That means "The Drums" in French, as in the drums of the French revolution. That should give one a good idea as to what this French duo is all about, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Už Jsme Doma - Nemilovaný Svět

Cover art The first I'd ever heard of this Czechoslovakian sextet was a tape someone sent to me last year of their first (1990) album Uprostřed Slov. I was suitably impressed with their twisted...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Cul de Sac - Ecim

Cover art This four-piece from Massachusetts offers a free-wheeling neo-psychedelic sound that finds itself at home somewhere between current bands bands like Porcupine Tree, and the experimental music of...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Robert Rich - Geometry

Cover art As the title implies, this reissue — originally recorded in 1987-88 and previously only available as a French import CD — crosses the bridges between mathematics and music, applying these...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Urban Sax - Urban Sax, Fraction sur le Temps & Spiral

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Legend has it that the idea for Urban Sax came into being around 1973, when the town of Menton in the south of France commissioned Gilbert Artman to reverberate the town with four amplified fixed...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Urban Sax - Urban Sax, Fraction sur le Temps & Spiral

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Legend has it that the idea for Urban Sax came into being around 1973, when the town of Menton in the south of France commissioned Gilbert Artman to reverberate the town with four amplified fixed...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Alliance - Alliance

Cover art Alliance appears to be a group of musicians (while maybe not a band as such) working together in various combinations to produce the music on this disc, around the core of John Fahey (keyboards and...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Baku - Sequences of My Bequest

Cover art Sequences of My Bequest is a concept album that seems to be about a father and son and life's choices of right/wrong, good/evil, etc. While this may be a worthwhile concept, the neo-prog...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Bloque - Bloque & Hombre, Tierra y Alma

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There really was some great music coming out of Spain in the late 70s, and unlike a lot of their Spanish contemporaries, Bloque actually stayed together long enough to record more than one album!...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-07-01)

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)

Metlay - Band of Fire

Cover art Originally released on the Synkronos compilation tape Facets in 1991, Mike Metlay’s contribution Band of Fire is now available in all its glory on a limited edition CD maxi-single....  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1997-12-31)

Ain Soph - Five Evolved from Nine

Cover art This Japanese band has been around for a while and has put out some pretty damn good music. Unabashedly Canterbury influenced (album titles: Hat & Field, Ride on a Camel), it...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Ain Soph - Marine Menagerie & Five Evolved from Nine

Cover art The line between fusion and fuzak can be a very fine one, and Ain Soph walks that line like a drunken goat, stepping first on one side, then on the other, back and forth with dizzying frequency. I...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Dan Ar Bras - Douar Nevez 'Terre Nouvelle'

Cover art Finally, the long-awaited reissue of Dan Ar Bras' compelling first album. This is a very unique music, with wide-ranging influences, all served up in an inventive mix of moods and styles that pleases...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

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