Not so Weekly Wallet Emptier – 2nd September 2015

Sorry for my tardiness but holidays and work have got in the way……

Anyway, here we go with a few more delights for you to contemplate buying…

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Amadeus Awad – Death is Just a Feeling

Lebanese musician Amadeus is one of those guys who really wears his heart on his sleeve. Deep, absorbing and dark and with guests of the calibre of Anneke Van GiersbergenArjen Lucassen and Jimmy Keegan to name just a few, it is his most cohesive and impressive work to date. One word, marvelous…..

Next in the review queue….

Stand out track – Lonesome Clown

Released 20th August 2015

Buy from MRR records here…

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Roz Vitalis – Lavoro D’Amore

Beautiful instrumental music from this Russian band. Really mesmerising and dreamlike and yet with a hard underbelly, it caught my attention in a big way. Richly orchestrated and with a knowing aged honesty at its core, it is one that will open your mind and leave you in a state of wonder. Epic and Floydian in places and mind bending all over.

Stand out track – What Are You thinking

Released 26th March 2015

but Roz Vitalis at bandcamp

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The Bob Lazar Story – Self-Loathing Joe

Weird, wacky and quite wonderful, this album really does put a smile on your face. Not quite as ‘out-there’ as Cheeto’s Magazine but definitely slap bang in the middle of the ‘insane’ category it really has its tongue stuck right in its cheek. To quote the artist themselves…..

“Purveyor of tritonal wankery, The Bob Lazar Story hail from Christchurch, NZ and offer you an oasis of ProgMathsyFusion to soothe your weary earholes.”

Stand out track – Ezekiel II

Released 23rd August 2015

Buy Self-Loathing Joe from bandcamp

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Karda Estra – The Seas and the Stars

Calm, collected and cinematic, this is music for the intellectual. Quite deep in meaning and execution it requires your complete attention and then delivers in quite a bewitching manner. Some times acoustically dissonant but, overall, thematically aesthetic and very pleasing on the ears. Big ideas realised in a big soundscape.

Stand out track – Lighthouse

Released 4th August 2015

But Karda Estra from bandcamp

And now for something completely different….

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John Storey – Euphonium

I have a soft spot for some classical music and, after the recent Big Big Train gigs, the music of the Band of the Coldstream Guards really caught my attention. John Storey is a celebrated euphonium player who has featured on the Big Big Train’s recent records and many other releases and I have had the pleasure of listening to his 2012 release ‘Euphonium’. It is an utter delight and really wonderful.

Released in 2012

Buy from the Euphonium store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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