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Album review: VARIOUS – Prog Rocks! (Compilation)

VARIOUS - Prog Rocks

EMI/Harvest/Charisma/Liberty-UnitedArtists/Virgin/InsideOut Post-punk decimation in the bloodbath of ‘76, progressive rock has been something of a guilty secret, a troubling sore for sufferers soothed only with drops of tricky time signatures over layers of extenuated Mellotronic drones (best meted out in … Continue reading

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Album Review: TIR NA NOG – Strong In The Sun

a tear and smile

Esoteric Recordings Kicking off with a rigorous, up-tempo take on Nick Drake’s ‘Free Ride’, Irish multi-instrumentalist duo, Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell (augmented by producer Procul Harum’s Matthew Fisher on keyboards amongst others) embark on their most ambitious work, segueing … Continue reading

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CRESSIDA – The Vertigo Years Anthology

CRESSIDA - The Vertigo Years Anthology

(Esoteric) Much referenced by medieval authors and poets, Chaucer wrote of the treacherous lover of Troilus, “Alas, of me until the world’s end shall be wrote no good song”. This cultish epitome of early English progressive music threw sand into … Continue reading

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