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Dan Cavalca – Cinematic (2016)

Dan Cavalca – Cinematic (2016)

With his proper debut ‘Cinematic,’ Dan Cavalca can already boast a fully-formed individual approach to an instrumental music that brings together a lot of familiar elements but the alchemy itself is uncommon…and uncommonly good.

Novellino / Rosi / Mazurek / Barnes – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (2014)

Electroacoustic musique concrète might not make for the most harmonious sound, but it can be so fascinating. Especially when Attilio Novellino, Saverio Rosi, Tim Barnes and Rob Mazurek pool their ideas together.

On Second Thought: The June – Magic Circles (2009)

The surprise is a cover of a lesser-known gem from Badfinger’s Pete Ham.

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

There’s a definite Byrds and Love influence happening with Rome, Italy’s A’dam Sykles and Out of the Circle Game. They have their influences down pat, yet boast a contemporary approach.

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014)

After the more commercial hard rock approach on Karmacode in 2006 and the extremely poppy, but surprisingly enjoyable Shallow Life in 2009, Lacuna Coil returned to a bit darker sound for 2012’s Dark Adrenaline. The Italian rockers continue that trend on Broken Crown Halo.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Jazz and Fusion Records of 2013: Ivo Perelman, Frank Rosaly

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Jazz and Fusion Records of 2013: Ivo Perelman, Frank Rosaly

So many great records to rave about…and so little time to rave. Last year I started a new tradition with a “just one more list before we’re done with lists” kind of list.

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

Adrian Maben’s first pitch for a concert film involving Pink Floyd was met with bemused silence. His second pitch would grow out of a vacation mishap.

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

This quite-fun Italian 1960s beat/pop collection from Boss A Tone Records, spanning the years 1967-75, is the kind of thing you want to play in your car or at your next party.

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Imagine an amalgam of a psychedelic R.E.M. and the Grapes of Wrath, and you’ve got the Strange Flowers from Italy.

Project THEM – Project THEM (2013)

A crack organization of musicians assembles with Project THEM, the self-titled release from a sextet featuring some of the biggest names in jazz.

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