Monthly Archives: February 2019

DEWA BUDJANA – Mahandini

February 21, 2019

MoonJune 2018 Slimmed down and rocking to make spirits smile, Balinese guitarist finds a new location for his ongoing quest. Ever since Dewa Budjana signed to MoonJune a decade ago, the Indonesian artist’s albums have felt increasingly precious – like … Continue reading

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CLOUTIER – Thunder ‘N’ Lightning

February 20, 2019

Cloutier Music 2018 New York’s sibling-driven unit mines ancient seam to harvest emotional storm. Even though this ensemble’s name means “nailer” and suggests a heavy clang, there’s something exquisite about it, and such a contradiction – reflected also in their … Continue reading

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HUMBLE PIE – Joint Effort

February 19, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 Loose threads from a legendary band’s post-halcyon days that hang together just fine – to redefine the ensemble’s lean years. Toward the mid-’70s, HP were progressively losing the plot, although the shift from heavy blues to blue-eyed soul … Continue reading

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VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR’s Debut: 50th Anniversary Celebrated With Box Set

February 18, 2019

Recently, there was an overabundance of Peter Hammill’s archive solo material released, with a new multi-disc collection in the pipeline, but the same can’t be said about VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, the band he masterminded and found fame with. The … Continue reading

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Todd Rundgren’s UTOPIA Delivers Tour Report

February 17, 2019

While his solo career goes on forever, Todd Rundgren’s UTOPIA didn’t spend a lot of time on stage from 1985, when they promoted , and their 2011’s reunion wasn’t long – which can’t be said of the band’s last year’s … Continue reading

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