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Reviews of releases for 1994

The Grip Weeds - House of Vibes

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The Grip Weeds are an American power pop band from Highland Park, New Jersey founded in 1988. Their first album, House of Vibes, originally released in 1994, has now been reissued on vinyl...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-02-11)

Space Streakings - First Love Remastered, 7-Toku & Shakuhachi Surprise

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The band called Space Streakings didn’t last very long, with three years or so between their beginnings and splitting up, but the two albums they released, plus a collaboration with the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-10-20)

A.R. & Machines - Die Grüne Reise - The Green Journey

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There are three prime figures in German music for the echo guitar: Manuel Göttsching, Gunter Schickert, and, here, Achim Reichel. A lot of great music was made with this technique of using...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-07-19)

Steve Hillage - L

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L was my first Hillage record when I was much younger, and I didn't catch on to it as fast as I did with Fish Rising, which in some ways was really the Gong album after...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-30)

Van Zyl and Gulch - Regeneration Mode

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Chuck van Zyl and his compatriot, ex-Nightcrawler Peter Gulch, continue to mature musically with each new release. Gone are the driving sequencers that have characterized much of their recent work....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-12-22)

The Smell of Incense - I'm Allergic to Flowers & A Visit with Ashiya

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The Smell of Incense is a Norwegian neo-psychedelic band inspired by Syd Barrett, the Kinks, Steeleye Span, Incredible String Band, and Peter Hammill, to name a few. Their debut CD, All Mimsy...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-14)

Celeste - Celeste

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McLatchey's Second Tier

At the most pastoral, Arcadian side of Italian progressive rock we have perhaps as the archetype the great second album by Premiata Forneria Marconi...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-06-23)

Carpe Diem - Cueille le Jour

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A year after their first release Carpe Diem issued their second LP Cueille le Jour. Now we find the band stretching and exploring the jazz territory of Zao and Soft Machine. The CD opens...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-06-23)

Masque - Ten Ways

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After every fifth or sixth release Musea issues a CD by a contemporary band. Ten Ways by Masque is one of Musea’s recent new music offerings. Masque is a Swedish band that plays...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-06-09)

Carpe Diem - En Regardant Passer le Temps

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Here we have Carpe Diem’s long awaited excellent debut album from 1975, studio enhanced and reissued on CD. Despite the Camel and Genesis influences, Carpe Diem created a complex, lyrical,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-05-12)
 

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