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Solid Mental Grace

Another one of those album experiences that are permanently imprinted in the memory. It was a cosy winter’s evening. I had just bought Yes’ Fragile and Close to the Edge and was already roughly familiar with the former. 320 more words


Symphonic rock outfit Emanuel and the Fear share bouncy new single "I Believe" -- listen

Photo by Kyra Ross

It’s easy to imagine a band with the size and scope of Emanuel and the Fear becoming unwieldy at some point. After all, it seems as if every member of the Brooklyn-based musical collective comes from a different background, be it jazz, folk, contemporary classical, or even heavy metal. 177 more words

New Music

Dream Aria: 3 Album Review

The first time that I came across Dream Aria was back in 2011, I was on Myspace at the time, and when i started to listen to them, I was thinking that these are pretty good, Dream Aria have a wide range of styles that pretty much everyone will enjoy listening to. 593 more words


Martijn Westerholt (Delain)

Fans of Delain expecting a new album in the wake of recent successful tours might well have been surprised by the appearance instead of the new ‘Lunar Prelude’ EP. 200 more words

Rock Music

ELO - Calling America

ELO were in their last week on chart, at #57 on this day in the 80s, having reached UK#28 with this song, their last of 27 top 40 hits in their chart career, which began in 1972. 21 more words

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale

This song always reminds me of my father. He once told me, when i was a kid, how much he loved the opening of the song and i always remember. 24 more words


Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother - Review


More adjectival and adverbly experimenting. It’s not as emotionally fueled as the Funeral review, but I’m getting there. There’s a few imprecise words and hazy descriptions I would be more careful to weed out if I was writing this today, but the review as a whole holds up fine. 1,217 more words