DANIEL TOMPKINS’ ‘Castles’ out now

TesseracT frontman Daniel Tompkins releases today with ‘Castles’ his new solo album, a 13 songs containing record that’s released through KSCOPE. Six of these songs are alternative version for which the singer invited guests, rounding off an exciting musical experience. It’s an album with beautiful soundscapes, inspired by the arcs of relationships. Tompkins says: “Everyone... Continue Reading →

CD review O.R.k. ‘Ramagehead’

(9/10) Releases through KSCOPE are mostly great, but also not light fare. The label has bands in their portfolio that all have creativity, complexity and great quality in common and O.R.k. fits perfectly into this mix. O.R.k. is a ‘super group’ if you will. I’m not a fan of such a description but in this... Continue Reading →

CD review THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ‘Dissolution’

(9/10) The Pineapple Thief’s new album ‘Dissolution’ is a very thoughtful and reflective one. ‘Dissolution’ is a word that has many meanings. It’s this word that is the anchor point for Bruce Soord, to address the topic of social media, effecting human beings and human interaction, which is not only a positive one. The lyrical... Continue Reading →

ANATHEMA tour dates 2018

Prog rockers Anathema will perform a few special acoustic shows in October this year. The dates are mentioned further down this post. David Cavanagh says about the shows: “Welcome to a new Anathema experience: Ambient Acoustic. In exploring what we might do to expand the music still further, out of thin air came the idea to arrange... Continue Reading →

ANATHEMA ‘Best of…’ album in October

Anathema announced a 'Best of...' album for October this year. 'Internal Landscapes 2008-2018)' is a compilation of the band's cooperation with KSCOPE/Edel and features songs from the last 10 years.  Daniel Cavanagh comments: “The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such... Continue Reading →

CD review LUNATIC SOUL “Under the Fragmented Sky”

  (8/10) Lunatic Soul is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Mariusz Duda. The very talented musician is known from his contribution to Riverside, a band he founded together with Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki. Next to Riverside Duda also works on solo releases. Duda started Lunatic Soul as a side-project to Riverside in 2008... Continue Reading →

CD review GAZPACHO ‘Soyuz’

(9/10) Norwegian progressive sound architects Gazpacho are prepared for releasing their newest studio album entitled “Soyuz” in May this year. “Soyuz” follows the 2015 release “Molok” and offers again a firework of sounds from beginning to end. The Norwegian sextet convinces again with extraordinary soundscapes and big melody lines. The combination of both, together with high... Continue Reading →

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