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Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble: A Gallery Of The Imagination

Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble A Gallery Of The Imagination (MADFISH) As comfortable in a cape as a concept, master keyboardist Rick Wakeman gives us all A Gallery Of The Imagination, to walk down with his new album. Beginning with piano, the only way this ivory-tickler is able to play it, on first song “Hidden Depths,” More...

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By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Seneko: The Girls from Cedarhurst

Seneko The Girls from Cedarhurst (Torrez Music Group) Opening with a noisy guitar and heavy beat off the title track, Seneko releases his 5th EP The Girls from Cedarhurst. It’s a great rockin’ opener, with More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Paul Lewis and Romeo Rage: Sky’s Rust

Paul Lewis and Romeo Rage Sky’s Rust (Realize Records) On the opening track, “Rips,” the band offers its proto-punk style but the band really gets inventive with their production on the second More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, December 26th, 2022

Globus: Cinematica 

Globus Cinematica  (Imperativa Records) Some background noise and the hint of a band taking the stage opens us here as we slide into some arpeggio of the first real tune, “Peace In Our Time,” featuring a More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, December 23rd, 2022

The Real J Israel: For the Sake of R&B

The Real J Israel For the Sake of R&B (J.Israel Family Entertainment Inc.) A super sexy “When You Need Love,” with an expert acoustic guitar backing and the fantastic voice of The Real J Israel, certainly More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Populuxe: Uneasy Listening

PopuluxeUneasy Listening(Volume & Tone) A slow swirl of keys gets us into the funky beat of “Learning The Alphabet,” the first tune of Populuxe’s new album Uneasy Listening. Noisy guitar power chords More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, December 2nd, 2022

What Strange Beasts: Starlight’s Castaways

Starlight’s CastawaysWhat Strange Beasts(Starlight’s Castaways) As the kids say, there is “a lot to unpack” on What Strange Beasts’ new 26-song Starlight’s Castaways album. But it’s worth taking More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, November 18th, 2022

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Singles

Emerson, Lake & PalmerSingles(BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd) Ah, sweet, missed, all but dead, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. There is no band I love more. And while not a fan of their singles (most prog More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 30th, 2022

Aries Marquis: Experience

Aries Marquis Experience (Aries Marquis) Bass, flute, and a heavy groove make the first song, “Dove Across The Ocean,” a solid opener of R&B/POP on singer/multi-instrumentalist Aries Marquis’ new album Experience. “Daydream,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, August 19th, 2022

Various Artists-The Big Cover-Up

Various Artists The Big Cover-Up (Big Curve Music) A big, heavy, breathing synth with snapping metallic cuts of a backbeat inform the cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face,” from 51 Pegs that begins More...