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Nektar - Remember the Future - 40th Anniversary Edition

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In late 1973 and early 1974, Nektar was at the peak of their powers, and this concept album was about to sweep over American audiences with generous radio play followed by a massive concert tour...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-06-20)

French TV - The Violence of Amateurs

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Any new French TV album is always a load of fun and great playing, but with this one (what is this now, the sixth? They used to number them...), the band seems to have taken a big step forward,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2000-05-01)

Forgas Band Phenomena - Extra-Lucide

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French drummer/composer Patrick Forgas supplied us with the missing link between Canterbury and zeuhl with his outstanding 1997 release, Roue Libre. Forgas Band Phenomena returns two years...

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(Posted by David Ashcraft 2000-05-01)

One Shot - One Shot

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Emmanuel Borghi (keys) and Philippe Bussonnet (bass) are both members of the current Magma lineup. Here they are joined by James Mac Gaw (guitars) and Daniel Jeand’heur (drums) on a romp...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2000-05-01)

Brainville - The Children's Crusade

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This combination of musicians has been playing together off and on for several years now. From Daevid Allen’s and Hugh Hopper’s two duet albums with Kramer to Pip Pyle’s work with...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2000-05-01)

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Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift – First opinion was certainly a "Wow" as it seems like Ozrics have returned to what they do best as typified on Erpland. But this album is too much like Erpland to the point that songs like "Vita Voom"...  (1993) » Read more

Ancient Future - Asian Fusion – Around 1980, Ancient Future released two excellent albums of acoustic world-music, the second of which (Natural Rhythms) remains a landmark of the genre, with its surreal eccentricity and sonic...  (1994) » Read more

Paul Ellis - Appears to Vanish – This is the first solo effort by Paul Ellis, one of the two brains behind Dweller at the Threshold. It’s immediately clear that this is a professional musician who knows what he’s doing...  (2001) » Read more

Aviva - Peer Gynt in Favour – It’s a shock to hear music you've known all your life bent in new directions for new purposes. I still remember envisioning how my four-year-old self would have wept at The Residents’...  (2011) » Read more

Mastermind - IV - Until Eternity – Mastermind's calling card is the extraordinary talent of frontman Bill Berends, who composes the material and provides much of the sound, with his midi guitar and traditional guitar leads....  (1997) » Read more



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