Tag Archives: AOR

FIREBORN – Reflections

July 18, 2023

Deko 2023 Lörrach metal collective’s debut invites their listeners to a post-juvenile crisis. Don’t blame a young ensemble for trying too hard on their first full-length effort – and an effort it is: all of the songs on this album … Continue reading

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ANGEL – Once Upon A Time

April 4, 2023

Cleopatra 2023 Spreading their broken wings again, American group aim to recapture glories of yore. You can live in the past only for so long, and this ensemble know the rules of business named “showbiz” too well to try and … Continue reading

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MARK DUDA – Bodega Flowers

December 23, 2022

Train Faces 2022 Billed under his own name again, American belter goes to the corner to buy a bouquet of songs. Involvement with various ensembles has kept this New Yorker quite busy but it didn’t alleviate his followers’ wait for … Continue reading

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LIPS TURN BLUE – Lips Turn Blue

May 23, 2022

MiG Music 2022 Going for aorta instead of jugular, American AOR stalwarts bid farewell to their past to embrace the future with the help of a Foreigner guest. Lips turn blue when things take a turn for the worse and … Continue reading

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JOHN CARTER with MARTIN BARRE – Spirit Flying Free

August 13, 2021

A New Day 1997 / Talking Elephant 2021 Folk-rock elite flock en masse to celebrate a life-long friendship in a flight of fantasy. They may have gone their own separate ways, these two Birmingham pals, one to worldwide fame as … Continue reading

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