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posted a review of All Traps On Earth - A Drop Of Light. about 1 month 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
posted a comment on Message (3) - From Books And Dreams. 2 months ago
I own the original LP, the lyrics were kindly included in the gatefold.
posted a comment on Man (15) - Man. 2 months ago
This Man was the reason the Welsh band of the same name had to be renamed Manpower when they released their debut Revelation in the States.
posted a review of Jordsjø - Jordsjø. 3 months 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
posted a comment on Vertigo. 3 months ago
I believe that. I've seen wild claims of something like 80 copies of Dr. Z's Three Parts to my Soul were pressed, but I never believed that when I've seen multiple dealers selling an original copy here on Discogs (never cheap, though). If only 80 copies ... See full review
posted a review of Brégent - Partir Pour Ailleurs. 4 months 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. 4 months 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. 4 months 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. 5 months 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. 5 months 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. 6 months 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. 7 months 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.... 7 months 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
posted a review of Tusmørke - Fjernsyn I Farver. 8 months ago
It's strange that yet only another six months pass and a new Tusmørke release. This is the followup to the children's album Bydyra and it's a return to the more conventional Tusmørke sound. Children's chorus gone, so are the badger, squirrel and crow ... See full review
posted a review of Hollow Earth (3) - Out Of Atlantis . 9 months 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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submitted Astral Blue - Out Of The Astral Blue. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Annexus Quam - Osmose. 10 months 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. 10 months 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. 11 months 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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
posted a comment on Train (4) - Costumed Cuties. about 1 year ago
The only reason they were mistook as Danish is because the group did consist of a Dane named Kirsten Løppenthin who supplied some Danish lyrics on one song. Other than that, they're very much a New York band. None of the rest of the band had Danish ... See full review
posted a review of Tusmørke - Hinsides. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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
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posted a review of Polyphony (2) - Without Introduction.... about 1 year ago
Polyphony, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is probably the earliest American progressive rock band. Released on the Eleventh Hour label, the cover artwork was by Betty Cherry, which was very untypical for her, as she basically did album covers for ... See full review
posted a comment on Earthrise (2) - Earthrise. about 1 year ago
That's got to be one of the best 50 cent finds ever! Mainly because of its rarity, Hans Pokora rated it 4 out of 6 discs in one of his Record Collector Dreams books. I know the album isn't the greatest prog out there, but worth having, and that Dennis ... See full review
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posted a review of Jordsjø - Jord. about 1 year ago
While the self-entitled double LP collected almost everything from their first three cassettes, it's no surprise that Jord, their third full release (or fourth, if you include Songs from the Northern Wasteland, a split with Breidablik) wasn't covered, ... See full review
posted a comment on Stardrive With Robert Mason (6) - Intergalactic Trot. about 1 year ago
[quote=rjanuary777] Stardrive's first album, simply named "Stardrive," has a few cool tracks of synth only music, riffs & trills formed into songs that I think is very cool. I have it somewhere on vinyl, one of my long-term goals is to FLAC it, ... See full review
posted a comment on Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger & The Trinity - Streetnoise. about 1 year ago
Oops! I should know the Nina Simone song in question was "Take me the Water", but I kept thinking of the Al Green via Talking Heads song "Take Me to River" when I was typing this. I just corrected it.
posted a comment on Edgar Froese - Aqua. about 1 year ago
I own three different versions of this on vinyl. Two are on Virgin, the US copy and the UK copy. The third is the second German pressing on the green Brain label, without "Metronome" under "Brain" on the label. The US copy depicts the title and artist ... See full review
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posted a review of Jordsjø - Jordsjø. about 1 year ago
If you one of the lucky few to discover this Norwegian prog duo Jordsjø and were blown away by their music by Bandcamp but all the cassettes were sold and you could only download them, if you felt this type of retro prog is begging to be on vinyl, it's ... See full review
posted a review of Jordsjø. about 1 year ago
If there's a new prog rock band that I think will be a big hit with progheads everywhere, it'll be Jordsjø, out of Norway! This is clearly retro prog not too different from the likes of Änglagård, Wobbler, Sinkadus, White Willow, and Tusmørke. The vocals ... See full review
posted a review of Breidablik - Vinter. about 1 year ago
I found out about Breidablik the same time I found out about Jordsjø. Jordsjø is simply an amazing new Norwegian prog band lead by Håkon Oftung in the vein of Änglagård, Wobbler, White Willow, and Tusmørke. Jordsjø released a split cassette with ... See full review