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Album review: ANTOINE FAFARD – Sphere

Antoine Fafard - Sphere

Timeless Momentum [Release date 01.09.16] From the purposeful opening of ‘Renaissance Man’ – Gary Husband’s introductory synth and bristling drums lock in with Antoine Fafard’s fretless bass and guitarist Jerry De Villiers Jr.’s sonorous theme – we’re quickly into tension … Continue reading

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Quick plays: COLOUR OF NOISE, WHITE WINE

COLOUR OF NOISE www.colourofnoiseofficial.com The band maybe new, however two key members aren’t as the line-up features former Little Angels guitarist Bruce J Dickinson and on vocals Matt Mitchell (Furyon/ex-Pride). The band’s sound is steeped in the bands of the … Continue reading

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Album review: LEFT WITH PICTURES – Afterlife

LEFT WITH PICTURES - Afterlife

Organ Grinder Records [Release date 29.04.16] Left With Pictures describe their music as  an orchestral pop ensemble. They have been around since 2005 and consist of Tom Walker, Toby Knowles and Stuart Barter. They have released a series of EP’s … Continue reading

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Quick plays: TONY IOMMI TRIBUTE, MARK MORRISS, GUNSHIP, CEREBELLION

Great Lefty: Live Forever! (Tony Iommi Tribute)

VARIOUS – Great Lefty: Live Forever! www.tanzanmusic.com [Release date 04.05.15] An interesting double CD this one featuring a collection of Black Sabbath tribute bands, musicians and a couple of ex-Black Sabbath members, all paying tribute the master of the doom … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGELS AND AIRWAVES – The Dream Walker

Angels And Airwaves - The Dream Walker

[Released 09.12.14] This album is just one part of a multimedia project from Angels and Airwaves that will include a short film, comic books, a graphic novel, videos and animations that will all tie in to a central character known … Continue reading

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DVD review: VANGELIS and the Journey to Ithaka

This is not a live concert or ‘best of’ his works performed live, instead it is a fascinating insight into the musical world of Vangelis. The thing that shines through the various interviews, which include Oliver Stone, Jessye Norman and … Continue reading

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Album review: TIME GRID – Life

      Open Your Eyes Records [Release date: 21.01.13] Time Grid is French/Swiss prog metal band who have taken nearly a decade to realise their musical vision. ‘Life’ is by no means an unblemished slice of prog metal, but … Continue reading

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Album review: GASTRIC BAND – Party Feel

Gastric Band

Armellodie Records [Release date: 03.06.13] With a line up comprising two drummers and three guitarists with additional synths, loops, samples and percussion, Scotland’s awfully titled Gastric Band are clearly not your ordinary beat combo. Party Feel is anything but an … Continue reading

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Album review: MOON BIRD – Signs of Illusion

Moon Bird

      Kwinch Music/TSM [Release date:04.13] Moon Bird is a great name for a band that revels in layered sounds, sweeping melodies and David Gilmour style progressions. ‘Signs Of Illusion’ is probably too derivative to break new ground, but given … Continue reading

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