GAUPA, exciting music from Sweden

The other day an album crossed my path that might has been a bit under-represented this year. The moniker of the band is Gaupa and the guys are from Sweden, from Falun to be precise. Gaupa is a quintet, consisting of Erik Jerka-Sävstroem (b), Jimmy Hurtig (d), Danial Nygren (g), David Rosberg (g) and Emma... Continue Reading →

DVD review STEVE HACKETT ‘Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith’

The last show of Steve Hackett's 'Genesis Revisited 2019'-tour took place at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London, England. As the title of this tour announces, Hackett went back in time, days when he was guitarist with Genesis. 'Selling England by the Pound', originally released in 1973, is Genesis' fifth full-length album and Hackett's favorite record... Continue Reading →

CD review GAZPACHO ‘Fireworker’

Norwegian Art-Rock veterans Gazpacho are for sure belonging to spearhead of progressive music, hailing from the Scandinavian country. Delivering numerous longplayers in 17 years means a lot of experience the guys utilize for working on new material. This approach and effort capitalizes in a new offer from Gazpacho, called 'Fireworker'. Although being the opener, 'Space... Continue Reading →

CD review AYREON ‘Transitus’

A release that has carved the moniker Ayreon on the cover artwork is always more than merely a longplayer. Ayreon is the outlet for Arjan Lucassen's creative ideas, already manifested in stellar outputs such as 'Into the Electric Castle', The Human Equation' and some more. The latest album was the 2017 release 'The Source', followed... Continue Reading →

CD review WHITE DOG ‘White Dog’

In a world of high-tech and digital gimmicks an album like ‘White Dog’ sound refreshing. ‘White Dog’ is not only the title of this release, it’s also the band name. The quintet calls Austin, Texas their home and their musical imprint is back deeply in the sounds of the ‘70s. White Dog play an exciting... Continue Reading →

CD review MASTODON ‘Medium Rarities’

While fans still have to wait a bit before welcoming the anticipated eighth Mastodon album, the band belts-out an in-between release. 'Medium Rarities' bridges the wait but is also celebrates 20 years of Mastodon. 'Medium Rarities' features a sixteen songs comprising tracklist that includes a new song too, being the highlight that leads off the... Continue Reading →

CD review ACE FREHLEY ‘Origins Vol.2’

Ace Frehley went for a second time through his musical treasure-box and unveiled eleven songs that influenced and/or inspired him. Four years after having launched 'Origins', it's 'Origins Vol.2' being a continuation of what started in 2016. He certainly could even don a Vol.3, but let's not get much ahead of things. The lead-off spot... Continue Reading →

FLEETWOOD MAC release boxsets

'Rumors' is an album a lot of people know, being a commercially successful record of a band that has a history that starts far ealier in time. Fleetwood Mac premiered already in 1968 with a self-titled album and their sound was slightly different than what was released later on. Rooted in Blues and adding a... Continue Reading →

CD review NEAL MORSE ‘Sola Gratia’

Neal Morse is a highly gifted musician and songwriter with skills and creativity that elevate a lot of records with him being involved from very good to extraordinary. One outlet for his endless creative flow is when he works on solo records of which 'Sola Gratia' marks the newest one. 'Sola Gratia' is Morse's ninth... Continue Reading →

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