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Album review: VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

Pete Feenstra chatted to Vola’s Asger Mygind in a show first broadcast in October 2018 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This hour special features tracks from the new album. Mascot records [Release date 12.10.18] Vola’s name means flying in … Continue reading

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Album review: TAYLOR’S UNIVERSE – Almost Perfected

TAYLOR

Marvel Of Beauty Records [Release date 17.11.17] If it’s hard to retain a serious notion of progressive rock in a genre that arguably ran its short lived course in the early 70’s, then Robin C. Taylor takes the instrumental jazz-rock … Continue reading

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Album review: VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 03.11.17] ‘War Is Over’ isn’t so much a concept album as a dramatic prog rock album with associated musical influences, ranging from classic, hard and symphonic rock, to more poppy and synth influences. There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GO WEST, RAGDOLL

GO WEST Live Robin 2 - 2003

GO WEST Live Robin 2 – 2003 [Release date 29.07.16] Angel Air Records Go West are still going strong and with the original duo of vocalist Peter Cox and guitarist Richard Drummie. This show was recorded back in 2003, so … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE GRISWOLDS, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, THE UGLY GUYS, LOTTA LENE

THE GRISWOLDS - Be Impressive

THE GRISWOLDS – Be Impressive Wind Up Records www.wearethegriswolds.com [Release date 25.05.15] Australian four piece the Griswolds (named after the family in National Lampoon’s Family Vacation) are one for those who like a little bit of synth led indie pop. … Continue reading

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Album review: THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

THEO – The Game Of Ouroboros

Big O Records [Release date 27.01.15] “Thank you for calling Conglobocorp: Government made easy, your call will be recorded and archived in your Perma-file for security purposes”. Welcome to the futuristic world of keyboard playing composer Jim Alfredson and his … Continue reading

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Album review: CYRILLE VERDEAUX & PASCAL MENETREY – Tribal Hybrid Concept

CYRILLE VERDEAUX & PASCAL MENETREY – Tribal Hybrid Concept

Gonzo [Release date 12.05.14] ‘Tribal Hybrid Concept’ is cerebral and at times emotional music. It’s a cross cultural melange with lofty ambitions that fuses different genres of music with a succession of samples.  The result is free flowing atmospheric vibes … Continue reading

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Album review: MISSING PERSONS feat. Dale Bozzio – Missing In Action

Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio - Missing In Action

Cleopatra Records [Release date 04.03.14] The digipak at the top of the stack didn’t look that inviting.  Could it have been Dee Snider’s half-brother on the cover?  There’s an awful lot of ivory around that lady’s neck.  The name Dale … Continue reading

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Album review: KERAVEL – Voltz

At his best Canadian composer, arranger, multi instrumentalist and producer Serge Keravel immerses you in his moods, emotions and instrumental landscapes with infinite possibilities. At worst, he’s a pop synth dabbler like Jean Michel Jarre, all too happy to work … Continue reading

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Album review: DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS – In Extremis

Days Between Stations

Radio showcase for “In Extremis”, first broadcast 12 May 2013 www.daysbetweenstations.com [Release date 15.05.13] It may be 5 years since the excellent self titled instrumental debut album by Days Between Stations but in the prog rock world the musical staples … Continue reading

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Album review: WANG CHUNG – Tazer Up!

Wang Chung - Tazer Up!

www.wangchung.com [Release date 03.06.13] Blimey here is a blast from the 80’s, a band I knew from the classic 80’s compilation album ‘American Heartbeat’ with their big hit ‘Dance Hall Days’ (although as one of my fellow melodic rock fans … Continue reading

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