Category Archives: Reviews

AKKU QUINTET – Depart

May 27, 2019

7d Media 2019 Swiss ensemble take their leave but linger on long enough to caress the listener’s ear and promise to return. From the onset, SONAR’s musical template has been minimal yet often intense, so the band’s drummer Manuel Pasquinelli … Continue reading

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ALBAN & CÉDRIC THEYS – Sirius

May 26, 2019

Mad Ducks 2019 Instrumental astronomy from international, yet close-knit as family is, unit that charts celestial course through sound, if not vision. Situated across the pond from each other, in Brussels and Austin, it’s no wonder that a follow-up to … Continue reading

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IZZ – Don’t Panic

May 24, 2019

Doone 2019 The calm and the storm: in celebration of innocence, New York sextet’s search for solace results in songs of experience. It’s been a long run for IZZ and they must be lauded for perseverance – the process paying … Continue reading

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PHIL VINCENT – Hypocrite

May 22, 2019

Rock Company 2019 Solo album from a man for all seasons which seems to be up close and personal – but what if it’s another mask? Here’s one wicked record – in terms of quality and restlessness of a singer … Continue reading

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STRATUS LUNA – Stratus Luna

May 21, 2019

Music Magick 2019 Prog-minded youngsters from São Paulo shoot for distant orbits but retain the umbilical cord – and many chords – that tie them down to earth. It’s a well-tested scenario in which brothers, their cousin and their friend … Continue reading

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