Category Archives: art rock

The Fierce And The Dead – “Field Recordings”

As a rule, I don’t normally review live albums. Why? It just seems weird to review a show that I wasn’t at, for one thing. Also, they tend to be live versions of songs you’ve heard so it’s rare to … Continue reading

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Lonely Robot – “The Big Dream”

John Mitchell is THE most underrated prog musician on the planet. There, I said it. The man is not only a great guitarist but also a talented songwriter, mixer, producer, arranger and I LOVE his husky and distinct vocal style. … Continue reading

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White Willow – “Future Hopes”

Sometimes changing a vocalist works and sometimes it doesn’t. While that isn’t the only reason for the almost six years between White Willow albums, the vocalist change certainly played a part in it. Sylvia Skjellestad was back in the fold … Continue reading

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Dool – “Here Now, There Then”

Having liked The Devil’s Blood’s final album, “The Thousandfold Epicentre,” I was very intrigued to hear what the band’s former rhythm section would come up with in their new band Dool. Since bassist Job van de Zande and drummer Micha … Continue reading

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Tim Bowness – “Lost in the Ghost Light”

Being the lesser known half of No-Man is not an easy lease in life. But, Tim Bowness is a talent in his own right. Steven Wilson may always be more well known but there is no denying the unique vocals … Continue reading

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Mike Oldfield – “Return to Ommadawn”

After 42 years, Mike Oldfield has released a sequel to one of his finest works. “Return to Ommadawn” is exactly that, an artist going back to revisit a beloved piece of music. This sequel has the same instrumentation, arrangements and … Continue reading

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Chromb! – “1000”

Upon first listen of Chromb!’s “1000”, I turned off my CD player. The overall quirk and molasses-thickĀ avant-garde zaniness on display was just a bit too much for me. Although an ardent fan of the vast catalog of Patton projects, I … Continue reading

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