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Gary Miller: Mad Martins (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland One of the sheer joys of writing about music for so many years has been the opportunity to discover bands that would otherwise have passed me by, and that is very much the case with The Whisky Priests. I can’t remember how I first got in touch with Gary and Glenn Miller, the twin forces behind…

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Various Artists: Fair Flowers Among Them All [The ‘Mad Martins’ Instrumentals] (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland This is actually a companion album to ‘Mad Martins’, in that it is a collection of all the instrumental backing tracks to the spoken word pieces that appear on that release, as well as the orchestral backing track to the song “In My Hands”. 20 instrumentals, with a total running time of a little over 31…

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Gary Miller & The Ferryhill Town Band: The Durham Light Infantry (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Gary has always been incredibly involved with his local community, and has a strong affinity with the local area being raised in the County Durham village of Sherburn, with family members who were collier bandsmen, which lead to him being hugely inspired by the music at the Durham Miners’ Gala every year as a child. Gary’s…

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Gridfailure: Irritum (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland David Brenner is back with a new album to celebrate his second anniversary of Gridfailure, which is planned to be the first of ten albums this year! It will be interesting to keep track and see if he does manage to achieve this, and whether or not he keeps to the same level of quality as…

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Imperial Triumphant: Inceste (2016/2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland This album was originally released digitally and on CD on April 15th , 2016 via Redefining Darkness Records, and on 23rd March 2018 it is also being made available on very limited (only 300 copies) vinyl with four additional tracks. According to the band, ‘Inceste’ is an interpretation of the works of French aristocrat Marquis de…

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Kaze: Atody Man (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Kaze is a free jazz quartet featuring Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, French trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins. Given that two of them don’t speak French, and the other two don’t speak Japanese, it is incredible that this collaboration has reached its eighth year. The music is incredibly sparse, and quite…

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Infinitwav: Humans (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland One has to admire Stephen Latin-Kasper, the man behind Infinitwav. Not only is he a solo instrumentalist who he recorded this his debut album over a period of three years, but he wrote the extended story that fills the booklet explaining the rationale behind it, and also made the decision that as he had written it…

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