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Markus Reuter - Truce

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New music from Markus Reuter is always a good thing, whether it’s under his own name or one of the many groups and collaborations he’s involved with. And luckily it’s something...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-31)

Kanaan - Odense Sessions

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On Kanaan’s second offering, the Oslo based trio teams up with Causa Sui’s Jonas Munk for a set of four improvisation-based numbers, two per album side. Odense studio, owned by Munk, is...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-03-30)

De Press - Body Manifest

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Every once in a while I am totally taken by surprise and blown away by an album sent for review. When a new album arrives I put it in my queue and don’t listen to it until I am ready to...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-03-29)

Led Bib - It's Morning

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This album (the band’s eighth) brings big changes for Led Bib. The band has always consisted of Mark Holub (drums), Liran Donin (bass), and Toby McLaren (keyboards) with the dual alto saxes...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-28)

Charles Snider - The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, 3rd Edition

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It’s hard to get a concise definition of what progressive rock is, and equally important, what it isn’t. Whether it be a style of music, or an attitude about music, or some other...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-03-27)

Various Artists - Music of the Piano Mill 2017, 2018 and 2019

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Harrigans Lane Collective in Willsons Downfall, Australia, is the home of the Piano Mill, a center for explorative interdisciplinary projects in rural Australia with a focus on architecture, music,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-03-27)

Crystal Jacqueline - A Prayer for the Birds

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Over the past ten years Crystal Jacqueline has grown and blossomed as a singer and musician. Her latest solo album is A Prayer for the Birds, co-written with her musical and life partner...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-03-26)

Crystal Jacqueline - A Prayer for the Birds

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With each new release, Crystal Jacqueline solidifies her place as one of the prime current exponents of acid folk. But even aside from genre labels or comparisons with her other work, A Prayer...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-26)

Sarah Pagé - Dose Curves

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When “Dose Curves” starts, a listener would probably never guess that the sounds are being made by a harp. Under a sheen of reverb, there seems to be a bowed string, so the first...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-25)

Bernie Shaw & Dale Collins - Too Much Information

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Before Bernie Shaw joined up as lead singer of Uriah Heep in 1986, he was part of the vibrant Victoria BC music scene. For Too Much Information he has teamed up with one of his old...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-03-24)

Latest news

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more

2020-03-17
Cruise to the Edge and Seaprog 2020 Festivals Postponed – The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has started to produce casualties in the music festival world, and music festivals are not immune. We've had word that both the Cruise to the Edge (originally slated for March 27 - April 1) and Seaprog (originally June 5-7) have been postponed to later dates, with those dates to be announced. » Read more

2020-03-06
McCoy Typer RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz, McCoy Tyner. His tenure with John Coltrane in the early 60s includes some of the most treasured recordings of the era, including My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. After leaving Coltrane's group, he had a long and successful solo career. He was 81. » Read more

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more


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Ajalon - On the Threshold of Eternity – Randy George (who may be more widely known due to his recent work with Neal Morse) is the leader of Seattle-based Ajalon. Vocalist Will Henderson is also an important focal point for this progressive...  (2005) » Read more

Kaipa - Solo – Kaipa's third studio album from early '78, and probably their last one of any merit, is a solid effort, instrumentally strong like the previous two, although seeming to encompass a bit more variety...  (1995) » Read more

Errata Corrige - Siegfried, il Drago e Altre Storie – In #4 I reviewed the new reformation album by this obscure 70s group. This album was their debut in the mid-70s and is not surprisingly quite a bit different from Mappamondo. This album is a beautiful...  (1995) » Read more

Spring Heel Jack - Amassed – Coxon and Wales are at it again! The results of their first attempts to assimilate free jazz into techno on their last album only fueled the fire for further attempts to create valid collages...  (2003) » Read more

Ave Rock - Ave Rock & Espacios – Over the course of their two albums, Ave Rock displayed a heavier approach to progressive rock than their other Argentine counterparts. Organ and guitar dominate the instrumentation on the self-titled...  (1997) » Read more



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