Monthly Archives: November 2021

MARCO MATTEI – Out Of Control

November 30, 2021

7D Media / Third Star 2021 Arriving from the Apennine Peninsula to conquer first America and then the world, a man of multi-instrumental stripe steps out into the open to progress beyond the pale. “The more the things change, the … Continue reading

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Animals Reimagined

November 29, 2021

Cleopatra 2021 Rock legends assess a lesser classic anew to color it brightly. Least loved, albeit bleakly brilliant, of the classic PINK FLOYD albums, “Animals” has always seemed destined, unlike those records, for a various-artists treatment thanks to its inherent … Continue reading

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Progressive Rock In Retrograde

November 28, 2021

Prog rock has been rotting for decades now. It’s impossible to hear original sounds today, when every influence is within reach, because everyone tends to snap to a prefab sonic template instead of going back to roots and trying to … Continue reading

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November 27, 2021

Scott Jeffers 2002 Making East and West meet and have a musical affair, masters of folk and classical idioms see the twain summit in ecstasy. Usually, the geographical scope of Scott Jeffers’ albums, even when it comes to imaginary events, … Continue reading

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Davey Johnstone Strikes On His Own

November 26, 2021

One of the most underrated great guitarists in the world, Davey Johnstone is principally known for just one of his gigs – the decades-long, if intermittent, stint as Elton John’s sidekick. This collaboration that started 50 years ago with 1971’s … Continue reading

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