Monthly Archives: January 2020

RED56 – Eminence Funk

January 31, 2020

Red56 2019 Soul-soothing and bone-shattering groove from experienced scenesters who flesh out their simpatico numbers with lushly orchestrated tension. Here’s a case of title saying it all yet withholding its gist. Bass and voice are basically the only things this … Continue reading

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DAMO SUZUKI & LAPIS LAZULI – Live At The Ramsgate Music Hall 21.09.2019 / Louis Padilla’s Muzak Uzi

January 26, 2020

Lapis Lazuli 2020 Improvising on-stage and in the studio, Canterbury modernists rope in CAN warbler for a joint jaunt to face audience and fly free. It’s an oxymoron yet “intrepidly cautious” might well be LL’s MO, because they don’t seem … Continue reading

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Homage To Emerson And Lake Features A Plethora Of Stars

January 24, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, yet – despite him being busy with YES and, occasionally, ASIA – Billy Sherwood has finally released, online-only at the moment, his “A Tribute To Keith Emerson & “. Yes, that’s the album’s title … Continue reading

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JJ CHARDEAU – In Terra Cognita?

January 22, 2020

The Right Honourable 2019 French composer brings rock opera down from the stage into a listener’s living room, losing some vital images in the globe-trotting transition. Jean-Jacques Chardeau has been applying his talents to pop idiom ever since 2005’s – … Continue reading

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Jim Capaldi’s Island Years To Be Boxed

January 19, 2020

Criminally underrated, despite his track record, outside of TRAFFIC, Jim Capaldi had a tremendous knack for a tune and a lyric, and any release from the great late artist is always welcome. This is why a box set titled “Open … Continue reading

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