Category Archives: jazz

Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Pacifisticuffs”

The line between clever and cheesy is a narrow one. There are bands like Therion who (for whatever reason) walk that line every single release and never seem to fuck up. I love Therion which might surprise some. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Lucas Lee – “Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations”

And the winner for longest album title of the year goes to Lucas Lee for “Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations.” With a title like that, you know it’s prog. And with the legendary Marco Minnemann on drums, you know the … Continue reading

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Wingfield Reuter Sirkis – “Lighthouse”

Somewhere between the frightening world of improvisation and the comforting sea of structured prog stands the “Lighthouse.” This thrilling hour of music was generated by the trio of guitarist Mark Wingfield, drummer Asaf Sirkis and touch guitar genius Markus Reuter. … Continue reading

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Charlie Cawood – The Divine Abstract

Mr. Cawood is best know to me as the bass player for the psychedelic rock band Knifeworld. He plays in a host of other ensembles as well. On his album The Divine Abstract, the musician takes the sound of that … Continue reading

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Mammoth – “PROGenies”

I remember happening upon Progman Rob’s review of Mammoth’s 2016 LP “Deviations”, and subsequently adding the release to my very large list of “need to check this out at some point” bands and albums. Unfortunately, although always noted with the … Continue reading

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Jasun Martz – “Solo Exhibition – A Retrospective: The Pillory”

Originally released in 1978, “The Pillory” was the 42 minute experiment by the multi-talented Jasun Martz. Now all these years later it is part of a box set covering the many different works of this eclectic composer and artist. All … Continue reading

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Gentle Knife – “The Clock Unwound”

I always find it refreshing listening to a band that aims to sound different on every track, and I usually applaud artists willing to take this risk even if the results don’t always pan out. Gentle Knife takes this varied … Continue reading

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