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posted a comment on Eccentric Orbit - Attack Of The Martians. about 1 month ago
Thanks for the clarification. I'm probably not the only one who compared your bass playing to Magma, but I realize they aren't for everyone. Just like RIO (Rock in Opposition) isn't for everyone (like Univers Zero, Henry Cow, Art Bears, Samla Mammas ... See full review
posted a review of Fren - Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside. 3 months ago
Fren is a truly wonderful instrumental prog band out of Poland (with some Ukrainian musicians) that has a rather old school traditional approach to prog. They use guitar, bass, drums, organ, piano and Mellotron (or digital or sampled Mellotron) to great ... See full review
posted a review of Alphataurus - Attosecondo. 4 months ago
I usually shy away from reunion albums by classic bands because they usually can never match the greatness of their early classics. I doubt many remember Locanda Delle Fate's 1999 reunion that spawned Homo Homini Lupis as it never lived up to the ... See full review
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posted a comment on Hydrus (3) - Midnight In Space. 7 months ago
I may be able to help a little. I do own the original PDU LP and while it doesn't give personnel credits, it does give songwriting credits to each song. That is Mike Nielsen, Pickwick, and Antes. It seems, from one website I've discovered, that this Mike ... See full review
posted a review of Futuro Antico - Futuro Antico. 9 months ago
Basically Futuro Antico (translates as "Ancient Future") was a world music and electronic project headed by Walter Maioli of Aktuala. They released a handful of self-released cassettes, likely because of the inability to find a record label to back them. ... See full review
posted a comment on Galactic Explorers - Epitaph For Venus. 11 months ago
I just received the Mental Experience LP (something I've waited two years for) and I also own the Psi-Fi CD. Both versions features loud background hissing (most noticeable when using headphones) so the vinyl pressing isn't a defect but rather a defect ... See full review
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posted a comment on Edgar Froese - Aqua. about 1 year ago
Sadly the Brain version is not likely to make it on CD. When Edgar was still alive, he, in his infinite wisdom decided to reissue his back catalog on Eastgate with brand new album artwork, and decided to add on tons of digital synthesizers sounding more ... See full review
posted a review of Genesis (2) - In The Beginning. about 1 year ago
Unless you were there in Los Angeles back in the late '60s and knew every band at the time in the area or personally knew Jack Ttanna, chances are you know this Genesis because of the famous UK band. I could also see confused faces to anyone who ... See full review
posted a review of Alco Frisbass - Le Bateleur. about 1 year ago
I am totally blown away by this album and band. Alco Frisbass is a French band, apparently originally a duo, as they were on their self-entitled debut, expanded to a three piece here, with Frédéric Chaput and Patrick Dufour with new member Fabrice ... See full review
posted a review of Ed Wynne - Shimmer Into Nature. about 1 year ago
It's my understanding that Ed Wynne had put Ozric Tentacles on hiatus making Nodens Ictus his primary focus. So there's a big chance we won't see a new Ozric release in the near future. But Ed did the right thing and released a solo album, Shimmer into ... See full review
posted a review of All Traps On Earth - A Drop Of Light. about 1 year ago
I'm sure it would be ridiculous for Änglagård to quickly follow Viljans Öga. At least they aren't the Flower Kings who gave us such a vast catalog and some dodgy releases in their catalog. So while it's nice to see Änglagård not overflowing the market, ... See full review
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posted a review of Jordsjø - Jordsjø. about 1 year ago
What I love about this CD is it compiles material from their first three cassettes (except for the parts Breidablik contributed on Songs from the Northern Wasteland). Unlike the double LP, this is entirely in chronological order, and I also love that ... See full review
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posted a review of Brégent - Partir Pour Ailleurs. about 1 year ago
Brégent is keyboardist Michel-Georges Brégent out of Quebec. Brégent already released an album in 1973 called Poussière Des Regrets on RCA. That one has became very hard to find and I am not familiar with it, but I do know the album features his brother ... See full review
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posted a comment on Doors* - Full Circle. about 1 year ago
I do know the label code in Germany was introduced in 1976, so this pressing was clearly a later pressing from the late '70s, I guess, but definitely not earlier than 1976. The Warner logo was introduced around 1975, and Elektra used the butterfly label ... See full review
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posted a comment on Bram Stoker (2) - Heavy Rock Spectacular. about 1 year ago
I own two Windmill copies of this, both UK pressing, the only difference being the label variants, one copy with the copyright notice on the top perimeter of the label with a smooth texture, the other with the copyright notice right below the logo, ... See full review
posted a review of Amazing Births - Aisling Sistrunk. about 1 year ago
Just to let you know Mark McGuire is new to me and I didn't realize he had such a prolific career, with his solo works, with Emeralds, and other acts, but Amazing Births was one of his projects that fell through the cracks because only two super rare ... See full review
posted a review of The Amazing Births* - Younger Moon. about 1 year ago
Amazing Births was a duo out of Westlake, Ohio consisting of Mark McGuire on guitar, tapes, and electronics and Julian Gulyas on synthesizer and electronics. Mark McGuire, as it turns out, has had a prolific career with tons of albums under his name, and ... See full review
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posted a review of You (4) - Laserscape. over 2 years ago
In my opinion, I felt Tangerine Dream slipped into mediocrity in the mid 1980s. I was never particularly fond of Underwater Sunlight. YOU was another one of those Berlin School-type electronic acts that got started in the late '70s. They already released ... See full review
posted a review of Ivory (5) - Sad Cypress. over 2 years ago
Nice album of late-period German prog fronted by father and son Ulrich and Thomas Sommerlatte. Ulrich was already around 64 when Sad Cypress was recorded. He had a classical background and was conductor of the Hannover Symphony at one part of his career. ... See full review
posted a comment on Polyphony (2) - Without Introduction.... over 2 years ago
That's true too, but I mean of the keyboard-driven variety more in the ELP variety, Polyphony was likely the first, but unlike ELP, I can't call Polyphony symphonic prog. I know Touch, I own the US pressing on the Coliseum label, but blues and straight ... See full review
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posted a review of Hollow Earth (3) - Out Of Atlantis . over 2 years ago
What looks like an H.P. Lovercraft-inspired cover, what appears to be an artist's rendition of Yog Sothoth, in reality was an old illustration from German artist, professor, philosopher (too many other professions) Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). So it's just ... See full review
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posted a comment on Annexus Quam - Osmose. over 2 years ago
Most Ohr titles released between 1970 and '71 went through a second pressing that bore a catalog number that starts with "55" instead of "5". Like Tangerine Dream's Electronic Meditation was OMM 56.004 for the original, and OMM 556.004 for the second ... See full review
posted a comment on Ruth White - The Flowers Of Evil Plus. over 2 years ago
Apparently Ruth White passed away in August 26, 2013, according to Rate Your Music. I didn't know about that until now. Where someone like David Bowie, Prince or Tom Petty obviously made front page news on their passing, Ruth White barely got any mention ... See full review
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posted a comment on Jacula - In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum. over 3 years ago
It's been said that the album has been messed with when reissued on Black Widow, which I don't doubt. Those heavy metal guitar riffs found seem to not fit in with 1969 aesthetics. Plus the piano sounds more like a digital piano (like one can get in 2001, ... See full review
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posted a review of Tangerine Dream - Ultima Thule. over 3 years ago
To me, this is a real treat. For one thing I finally get to hear the only single put out by The Ones, released in 1967 by Star Club. This can be dismissed, but I saw it as having a lot of potential given the complete lack of a psychedelic scene of its ... See full review
posted a review of Breidablik - Penumbra. over 3 years ago
Breidablik is a Norwegian electronic music act headed by Morten Birkeland Nielsen. I became aware of this act via Jordsjø, a truly wonderful symphonic prog act that's bound to be a hit with progheads everywhere, once their stuff becomes more widely ... See full review
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posted a review of Tusmørke - Hinsides. over 3 years ago
Svart Records has advertised Hinsides as the most lightweight album Tusmørke has ever done, but to my ears that's only about 20% of the album. As a matter of fact some of their most doomy sounding material is also on the very same album. The group ... See full review
posted a review of Grateful Dead* - Infrared Roses. over 3 years ago
OK, so I don't claim to be an expert on the Dead, I never attended any concerts, I was 22 (almost 23) when Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, so sure I was old enough to attend their concerts during their final days, but didn't. But apparently during the ... See full review
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posted a review of Tusmørke - Bydyra. over 3 years ago
Tusmørke unexpectedly gave us two albums in 2017, starting with Hinsides in May, and Bydyra in November. With Bydyra they did what I could have never ever imagined: record a prog rock album specifically for children. Tusmørke now consists Krizla, ... See full review