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Unreal City Takes on Italian Prog

With "Dove La Luce È Più Intensa," a track off their debut album, Unreal City says in no uncertain terms that there's room for one more group in the world of symphonic prog from Italy.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-15)

A Visit with the Trolls of the Magic Forest

I don't know who or what Älv is, but apparently dancing is involved.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-13)

Speaking of Shadows under Veils

Spoke of Shadows has a new album in 2017, and "Under the Veil" is one of the tracks on it. As an aside, if you do an internet search for "spoke of shadows," you'll get pictures of shadows of (bicycle) spokes.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-09)

Skies Should Be Tangerine, Not Grey

Since Edgar Froese's death, the remaining members of Tangerine Dream have been working on some sketches he left behind unfinished, and the 2017 album Quantum Gate features some of them. Here's "Tear Down the Grey Skies," which features some classic sequencing.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-06)

Chui Wan and "Sheep's Shadow"

China's Chui Wan operates somewhere between psychedelic rock and post-rock. This tune is from their 2017 album The Landscape the Tropics Never Had.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-04)

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2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart $amp; Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more


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Stick Man - Mysterious Female – Colorado's Neil Haverstick is now simply "Stick Man." For this writer, there used to be some shock value listening to music played on 19 tone (and even more unusual) scales, but after listening to...  (2008) » Read more

Thinking Plague - A History of Madness – Most music critics (and listeners too) tend to get caught up in the genre game when describing music. We think in terms of qualities like loud/soft, electric/acoustic, rocks/doesn’t. But there...  (2003) » Read more

Philharmonie - Nord – Originally formed as an electric guitar trio, this French band led by ex-Shylock fretman Fredric L'Epee has expanded to a four-piece with the addition of Jean-Louis Boutin on drums for the release of...  (1994) » Read more

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - 2001 Live Birds – Since the moment I first heard Magnetic Flip around twenty years ago, I’ve been a fan of this band, and have followed their progress with pleasure, enjoying each new phase as much as the previous,...  (2006) » Read more

Baku Llama - Eris – Eris is the debut release by this Southern California based trio, oft given to systematic discoveries in the rockier terrains of what one might call soundtrack music. Their vision is rooted in...  (2008) » Read more



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