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Christina: The Light (2015)

Written by: Kev Rowland For progheads in the know, mention just the single word ‘Christina’, and everyone is aware that the person under discussion is Christina Booth, frontwoman of Magenta since their inception in 2001. This was her second solo album, released nearly three years ago now, but I have only just come across it. Joining her on this musical…

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Deluge Grander: Oceanarium (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland This is the fourth album from Deluge Grander, but it is the first time I have come across them. To be honest, if it wasn’t for bandleader Dan Britton (keyboards, guitars, other instruments) contacting me through both ProgArchives and LastFM, I still wouldn’t have! But, I personally think it is great when musicians push themselves out…

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Eye of Nix: Black Somnia (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Formed in 2012, current members vocalist Joy Von Spain, guitarist Nicholas Martinez, new bassist Zach Wise (Hissing), and noise/sound collage artist Masaaki Masao strive to conjure music that’s threatening, beautiful, and harsh. This is an album that attempts to bring together the harsher elements of black metal together with raw angst doom, and a singer who…

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Flames of Genesis: Interstellar Transmigration Part I. A Bridge To Further Realms (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland The full title of this album is ‘Interstellar Transmigration Part I: A Bridge To Further Realms’, and is the debut album by Flames of Genesis, where all instrumentation is provided by The Voyager. According to the website, “The experiences are translated through ethereal cinematic dark ambient soundscapes – each piece telling a part of the story,…

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Gabriele Tranchina: Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland This is Gabriele’s fourth album, and here she is accompanied by her husband Joe on piano, Carlo de Rosa on bass, drummer Vince Cerico and percussionist Renato Thoms. While Jo carries the melody line, and the bass keeps everything pinned down, both drums and percussion are moving all over the place as they create a South…

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