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Nexus – Metanoia

Argentinian symphonic prog band with a great lead singer, Mariela Gonzales. The compositions are majestic, with great sweeps of fat moogs, dramatic & echoey guitar – and passionate Spanish lyrics, of course. Most albums coming from South America are usually … Continue reading

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The Red Masque – Feathers for Flesh

Sometime art-rock goes too far. It’s not that “Red Masque” are a bunch of boring proggers – they just go overboard with their agenda, not thinking enough about the listener. The first track (house of ashes) and the 2nd track … Continue reading

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Cynic – Focus

Everything Cynic tried to do back in 1993, the Norwegian group “Spiral Architect” did much better with “A Sceptic’s Universe”. Cynic’s attampt of fusing jazz with heavy metal is not very cohesive, so the album sounds a bit raw and … Continue reading

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Circus – Movin’ On

Excellent Swiss prog-rock from 1977.2nd album by a fine group of musicians, characterized by a high level of perfection in the arrangement and composition department. The hightlight is the title track, 22 minutes long and pretty exciting all along the … Continue reading

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Happy The Man – The Muse Awakenes

Happy The Man’s comeback album from 2004 is very similar to their work in the late 70’s – just a little mellower, and less happier. Most of the tracks are not very creative, altough all band members play nicely. David … Continue reading

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Nebelnest – ZePTO

This is the 3rd album by a French instrumental band. Their debut (“Nebelnest”) was ok but lacked some punch. Then came “Nova Express” which was a stunning effort – a truly nightmaric album, full of dark soundscapes, sharp turns and … Continue reading

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Yang – A Complex Nature

French Guitarist Frédéric L’Epée is back with a new band – “Yang”. This is the good news. The bad news – I think his former band – Philharmonie – was far more special. It seems that L’Epée is now the … Continue reading

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