A Constant Storm – ANT (2022)

A Constant Storm – ANT (2022)

PRIVATE Press Portugal  36:25 mins Progressive Art Rock https://www.facebook.com/aconstantstorm Rating 85/100 https://soundcloud.com/user-796193906/sets/ant/s-hCK- 05UxyMzS?si=9c113d7cca904b7ba84e72211b7770cf&utm_source=-...

Thousand Limbs: The Aurochs – Ensnared (2022) single

Thousand Limbs: The Aurochs – Ensnared (2022) single

Here we have the second single from Auckland-based instrumental doom outfit {Thousand Limbs}. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album The Aurouchs, which is a ten-part song-cycle based on Kakuan Shien’s Ten Ox Herding Pictures, and is set to be released later...

Medusa Glare: Lay It To Rest (2022) single

Medusa Glare: Lay It To Rest (2022) single

It is not unusual for me to have conversations with music lovers which revolve around me attempting to convince them there is a vibrant and exciting music scene in Aotearoa as sometimes it feels like I am coming across a new wonderful band on a daily basis, and here...

Planet Hunter: Moscovium (2022)

Planet Hunter: Moscovium (2022)

On April 19th, 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite was launched on a two-year mission to find a rocky world with an atmosphere which could be probed for signs of life. Although it had an official name, the media just called it a planet hunter which seemed...

Ekko Park: UnMute (2022)

Ekko Park: UnMute (2022)

There are times when it is just impossible to write a review as I am having so much fun playing the music that I find myself hitting the desk in time with the drums, bopping to the beat and fully in the groove. Then the damn thing is finished, and I have to put it on...

Wizrd – Seasons (2022)

Wizrd – Seasons (2022)

Norway, Karisma Records  43.39 mins Jazz inspired Progressive Rock https://www.facebook.com/WIZRDTHEBAND/mentions Rating 90/100 It is so refreshing to come across a band new to the scene, combining multitudes of musical techniques not only instrumentally but vocally,...

Black Sands: Black Sands (2022)

Black Sands: Black Sands (2022)

Black Sands are a real rarity in that they are a totally instrumental act, and while they bring in plenty of progressive tendencies, they are always first and foremost a metal band. The band started life as a duo of Cameron Owens (guitars) and James Trimmer (drums),...

Landlords: Codeine (2022)

Landlords: Codeine (2022)

Here we have the second EP from Hamilton-based quartet Landlords containing five songs at approximately 20 minutes in length. Interestingly the band are signed with a UK label, something I only realised when I checked out their Bandcamp page and could not work out why...

Anxiety Club: Old Dreams (2022)

Anxiety Club: Old Dreams (2022)

A little while back I was fortunate enough to hear the single Carousel, and now Wellington-based Anxiety Club are back with the album. As I said in the earlier review, due to various reasons Kev Fitzsimons (Thom Cross) and Clint Meech (Matt Langley band) found...

Silcrow: Keep The Silence (2022) single

Silcrow: Keep The Silence (2022) single

Silcrow will be a new name to many, it certainly was to me as it was only when I was arranging to see them play recently that I discovered this is the new name for Close to the Bone. I was aware of that band, but had not seen them play, although I had seen lead singer...

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