Category Archives: Reviews

CHRIS HASKETT – Insufficient Necessities

December 6, 2019

Den City 2019 Stepping out of Rollins and Bowie shadows, globe-trotting guitarist forgets about his worries and his strife. Not a household name, Chris Haskett has long been kept in high esteem by his peers and heroes yet, even quarter-century … Continue reading

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Punk Rock Christmas 2

December 2, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 Pinning down the season, aggro-ridden mob let it loose and get down with it. Yuletide is the time of silliness, and who’s better to tackle the holiday’s ludicrous aspects than artists whose usual modus operandi has always been … Continue reading

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THE WATTS – Decoherence

November 30, 2019

Bonobo’s Ark 2019 Scaling temperature in multiple ways, British avant-garde trio heats it up to hit the sweet spot. Despite this album’s title, there’s inner logic to the music Yumi Hara, Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler laid down in 2018-2019 … Continue reading

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FRANCK CARDUCCI – The Answer

November 28, 2019

Franck Carducci 2019 From the underworld of Wonderland, art-rock’s Polichinelle sets out on his quest for the ultimate truth. When, one year prior to this album’s release, Franck Carducci issued the video for “Slave To Rock ‘N’ Roll” – an … Continue reading

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MAGNATAR – Parallel Worlds

November 26, 2019

Magnatar Music 2018 Reverting gravitational collapse, prog-minded instrumentalists from America deliver a riveting record with remarkable escape velocity. The members of this Floridian ensemble may have a long pedigree, yet “Parallel Worlds” is their first album together, the result of … Continue reading

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