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  • Steven Wilson - 4 and One Half (2016)Yet another good album from Porcupine Trees main man. Most tracks seem to me though to follow the now over familiar Steve Wilson song style ,which is my only criticism here. To be honest it's not until we get to track 5 do we get into something more...
  • Astralasia - Wind on Water (2014)
    on Jan 21, 2016 in Astralasia krautrock trance
    Not a band you will find on any progressive/krautrock rock lists, better known as a trance music outfit really, i always thought they were more than just that though, and this latest offering confirms it, with its stunning mix of psychedelic tripped...
  • Arsenal - Arsenal 6 (1991)
    on Jan 19, 2016 in Arsenal jazz fusion
       Excellent russian jazz fusion album. This and Arsenal 5 (also 'Created withThere Own Hands' ) are the best three more accessible albums i have yet heard from this band. A fine mix of jazz fusion which at times reminds me of some of...
  • Jody Grind - One Step On
    on Jan 18, 2016 in crossover progressive Jody Grind
    Justifiably, Jody Grind who recieved little attention at the time, are now recognized for there two classic albums which predate the likes of Deep Purple Uriah Heep Vanilla Fudges more well known releases. Check out the fantastic lengthy jam opener!
  • The Gourishankar - 2nd Hands (2007)Extraordinary album by this russian band. Musicianship is superlative and complexities are truly mind boggling with a mix of styles which is quite unlike anything else you've heard before!! If you thought bands like Gentle Giant etc were intricate, t...
  • Magma - SLAǧ TANƶ (2015)
    on Jan 6, 2016 in Magma zeuhl
     To my ears one of the best, if not the best of Magma ( Christian Vander) albums.This  has all the Zeuhlistic trademarks - pulsating bass, massed vocal dexterity,intricate and powerfull drumwork, which reaches those frenzied heights only th...
  • Heldon - Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (1976) Great Heldon album,probably my second favourite to 'Stand By' A very masterfull album indeed!SC&ME Reve sans Consequence Speciale" is my all-rime favourite Heldon album, and it is certainly the most aggressive of this French project's di...
  • Eloy - Rarities (1991)
    on Jan 5, 2016 in Eloy spacerock
                                          This is a very nice compil...
  • Carol Of Harvest - Carol Of Harvest (1978 )A masterpiece of an almost perfect combination of psychedelic/ folk and progressive rock.Hailing from Germany Carol Of Harvest sole album is a real collectors item , selling for hundreds of dollars and probably one of the few thats really worth it! I...
  • Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34 (1992) One of the greatest of all Porcupine Tree albums. A pure gem of spaced out rhythmic cosmic music which flows together beautifully. Apart from Steve Hillage, what was big in the sixties and seventies, less so in the 1980s, but then fully e...
  • Blank Manuskript - The Soldier (2015)Certainly a band to watch out for. There first album was really excellent but this one surpasses even that one! Fantastic progressive rock music with nods to the likes of \pink \floyd etc. A supremely varied concept album with lots of unique touches...
  • One Shot - Vendredi 13 (2001)
    on Jan 3, 2016 in One Shot zeuhl
    First rate zeuhl music for all Magma fans. All of there releases are well worth checking out if you can find them!Get in line, put down your money and get yer Zeuhl fix right here. Satisfaction guaranteed.One Shot, featuring Emmanuel Boghi, keyboards...
  • Ozric Tentacles - TECHNICIANS OF THE SACRED (2015)For me probably my favourite Ozrics album, and i didn't think i would be saying that, but they have come up trumps on this one.Everything seems to gel much better, musically with a plethora of excellently integrated synths/effects and just the right...
  • Popol Vuh - Affenstunde (1970)
    on Dec 10, 2015 in krautrock Popol Vuh
    Affenstunde happens to be my favorite Popol Vuh album, and one of only two Popol Vuh albums that I actually enjoy. The music on this album is mostly experimental electronic music and it is absolutely breathtaking. The experimental moog sounds that...
  • Can - Monster Movie (1969)
    on Nov 27, 2015 in Can krautrock
    Almost everything I like about CAN can be seen in purest form here; the head-on meeting of avant-garde minimalism and raw acid rock experimentation. This album brings to mind both the DEAD & Prankster collaborations of the Acid Tests, as well as...
  • The Old Man And The Sea - The Old Man And The Sea (1972)
    on Oct 15, 2015 in rock The Old Man And The Sea
     Surprisingly good rock with shades of prog from Norway. Another one of those highly sought after one off records. Obvious nods to Atomic Rooster and Uriah Heep abound, to name but a few. The Monk Song Part 1 is like a cross between Beggars...
  • Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969)
    on May 31, 2015 in Jethro Tull Prog/Folk
     Tull had just parted ways with guitarist Mick Abrahams after their first album "This Was' (Abrahams went on to make a really good blues album "Ahead Rings Out" with Blodwyn Pig, by the way), and had chosen Martin Barre as the their new lead g...
  • Spooky Tooth - Ceremony (1969)
    on May 31, 2015 in british progressive Spooky Tooth
    This is often one of the most maligned album in the Spooky Tooth discography, probably because the combination of avant garde composer Pierre Henry with Spooky Tooth is regarded as a mismatch, much like Lou Red and Metallica decades later and the mal...
  • Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two (1969)
    on May 29, 2015 in british progressive Spooky Tooth
    If you claim to have any love for sixties psych and prog its roots, you simply can't ignore this great second album Spooky Tooth. Psychedelic rock with soul and stunning performances by Mike Harrison, whoes voice is one of the better of the psyched...
  • Spooky Tooth - The Last Puff (1970)
    on May 25, 2015 in british progressive Spooky Tooth
     The Last Puff is Spooky Tooth's fourth album and the last one before a break for three years. This album was recorded while the band had already fallen a part, containing only three original Spooky members: Mike Harrison on vocals, Luther Gr...
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