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FOCUS – 50 Years Anthology 1970-1976

February 1, 2021

Red Bullet 2020 A nigh on definitive package from the rock period of Dutch dreamers that boxes their classic oeuvre to examine it in aural and visual detail. Forget about GOLDEN EARRING and SHOCKING BLUE, for it’s FOCUS that, this … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Axe Victim

January 30, 2021

Harvest 1974 / Esoteric 2020 Remastered and gloriously dusted off, British band’s debut shines a sharp light through decades. From Cocteau credo – “No longer to consider art as an amusement but as a priesthood” – to acrostic lyrics and, … Continue reading

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama

August 9, 2020

Harvest 1975 / Esoteric 2019 Great deception as an artistic statement: British situationists serve up a symphony of trouble and confusion. Decades after its release, “Futurama” remains a unique record: an art-rock entity devoid of progressive pretense, the second album … Continue reading

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FRANK WYATT & FRIENDS – Zeitgeist

January 16, 2020

Crafty Hands Music 2019 Perhaps not happy, if still content, American art-rock maven embraces his mortality and unveils his magnum opus. From HAPPY THE MAN’s onward, Frank Wyatt has always been busy and always kept the company of his former … Continue reading

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CARE OF THE COW – Dogs’ Ears Are Stupid

April 17, 2019

Fame & Fortune 1983 / Mental Experience 2019 Sublime stylistic inconsistency from Chicago trio who tried to push all the buttons – and succeeded, once the buttons were gone. “I Still Don’t Know Your Style”: the title of this trio’s … Continue reading

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