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Album review: ALLY THE FIDDLE – Up

ALLY THE FIDDLE - Up

Gentle Art Of Music [Release date 14.09.18] Think of rock fiddle players and you can probably name the significant on one hand.  Jerry Goodman?  Darryl Way? Jean-Luc Ponty? Female rock fiddle players may be more of a challenge.  Anna Phoebe?  … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GAMMA RAY, FASSINE, SUSAN AQUILA, SHELOOM

GAMMA RAY Lust For Live (Anniversary Edition)

GAMMA RAY Lust For Live (Anniversary Edition) earMUSIC [Release date 06.05.16] earMUSIC’s Gamma Ray back catalogue re-issues series continues with this live album, previously only available on video on its original release back in 1993. The show was recorded at … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDERSON PONTY BAND – Better Late Than Never

ANDERSON PONTY BAND - Better Late Than Never

earMUSIC [Release date 25.09.15] The album features two legendary musicians, former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and violinist/jazz composer Jean Luc Ponty. The idea for these two musicians to work together was first mooted back in the 1980′s, it is only … Continue reading

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Album review: HOYT BINDER – Prayrie Go Round

HOYT BINDER – Prayrie Go Round

Self release [06.11.13] From the opening sustained and hypnotic note of ‘This Is Why’ to the extended violin work out on the closing title track,  ‘Prayrie Go Round’ is an adventurous musical journey that meanders its way through multi genres … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SHADOW OF ACOLYTE, TERMINAL DEGREE, MALLET

Shadow Of Acolyte

www.facebook.com/shadowofacolyte [Release date 30.09.13] It’s always interesting to receive stuff by a young English hard rock band that you’ve never heard of.  Formed in 2008, Shadow Of Acolyte hail from the East Midlands and is essentially Aaron Gidney (guitar and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIVING – The Jungle Is Dark But Full Of Diamonds

      Self release [Release date: 01.12.12] In their own words,Vancouver band The Living try to: ‘bridge the gap between Western art music and popular styles, mixing traditional rock instrumentation with classical instruments’. Their challenging music and adventurous goals are … Continue reading

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ED ALLEYNE-JOHNSON – Purple Electric Violin Concerto

Ed Alleyne-Johnson - Purple Electric Violin Concerto

20th Anniversary Special Edition (Edsel Records) Release date 26.11.12 Is it really 20 years?  Cripes.  I first heard ‘Oxford Suite (Part 1)’ on BBC Radio 1 (I am sure it was ‘Fluff’ Freeman’s Saturday afternoon show) and was immediately drawn … Continue reading

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