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Month: September 2017

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond

Subterranean Masquerade once again take us to a beautiful trip through the middle east, full of life, spirit and joy, blending Jewish, Arab, European influences to one homogeneous body – and how much music like this is needed in these times full of hate and turmoil. Subterranean Masquerade can not be thanked for enough for that overcoming of boundaries and differences – so please do so by getting this gem, and go see them on their next tour! Subterranean Masquerade deserve all the love they can get.

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Jason Kui – Absence of Words

Now and then a rising star appears in the vast universe of contemporary music. I think Hong Kong-based rock and blues musician, session and tour guitarist and composer Jason Kui, is one of these. Here we have a young guitar virtuoso who is carving his way into the western world.  This can be assessed when listening to his debut album “Absence of Words”. Packed with 7 timeless beautiful songs that range between rock and blues, to jazzy tunes, airs of pure progressive metal. With so much technology available nowadays to make music easier for artists, it is a bliss to hear music that has been made from the heart and composed with the soul. Excellent debut solo album for a young and promising rising star.

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Ayreon Universe (Tilburg, September 15 and 16, 2017)

People from all over the World, from more than 50 nations, witnessed what truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience: The music of Arjen Anthony Lucassen, celebrated on three consecutive nights by the finest dutch musicians, an armada of 16 singers, many of them singing their original roles from the Ayreon metal operas. Almost 10000 people went to Tilburg (NL) for a weekend to be part of an outstanding moment in rock history! The Progspace had to be there!

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Kaipa – Children of the Sounds

“Children of the Sounds” is an album that floats and make you float in a cloud of positiveness and beauty only experience and the inspiration drawn from the exuberant swedish nature could bring. A real gem in this genre, and in my opinion one album I’ll be coming back to very often. Such a complete album full of harmonious melodies, energy and good vibe is the kind of uplifting push I might need when my mood is not at its best. Thank you for creating this beautiful music!

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Schammasch – The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Schammasch keeps showing up to work with their second release this year, bringing an EP that will probably polarize their fanbase but anything goes in the name of progress. The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite is a dark, gloomy, moody and beautifully executed concept that haunts and traps the listener in a melancholic ride, then setting them free after half an hour of ritualistic chants, drones and doomy black metal.

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