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Russell Whyman

  1. Mansfield, UK
  2. Rock
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  1. Revolutions
    by Magenta
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    The White Witch: iv) Reflection The White Witch: iv) Reflection
    Another great Magenta album. Very like Yes in places but this doesn't take away from great music and a polished performance. Besides this is only a small part of the album and they do have their own unique sound and character.

    It was very difficult to choose a favourite track and this may change.

    Buy this album, you won't regret it.
  2. The Twenty Seven Club
    by Magenta
    The Lizard King The Lizard King
    I saw a video for 'The Lizard King' on YouTube and fell in love with it. I looked for the track and found it was on this album so I bought it.

    The album is absolutely stunning. Prog with hints of Yes and Asia but also with intimate female vocals and a style all it's own.

    This is a great album and is wholeheartedly recommended.
  3. The Lizard King E.P.
    by Magenta
    The Lizard King : Single Edit The Lizard King : Single Edit
    I saw a video for 'The Lizard King - single edit' on YouTube and fell in love with it. I looked for album the track was on but also felt the need to buy the E.P. which gives the single edit, an acoustic version, etc.
  4. Chameleon
    by Magenta
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    Glitterball Glitterball
    I had to get some more Magenta and this is another great album.

    Unmistakably Prog they have a sound which draws you in. The electronic parts and guitars contrast somehow with Christina's simple and honest vocal style.
  5. Beneath The Waves
    by Kompendium
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    Exordium Exordium
    A concept album project by Robert Reed. It features some great and varied music and some great musicians. Steve Hackett makes an appearance as well as members and ex-members of a few bands you may have heard of such as Nightwish and King Crimson to name a couple. Lilly is probably my favourite track and has Angharad Brinn on vocals. Drums are provided by Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree which can never be a bad thing.

    The use of pipes throughout also gives it a real Celtic feel.
  6. Willow's Song E.P.
    by Robert Reed
    Willow's Song Willow's Song
    Always loved Willow's Song since hearing it in the original Wicker Man film. This version is one of the best I've heard (I don't normally like versions other than the original film) and Angharad Brinn's vocals are wonderful. The other music is also very good and sounds a lot like Mike Oldfield. The EP Disk has tracks on which aren't in the download and I got a free Promo disk which I wasn't expecting. All in all great music and great value.
  7. The Final Breath Before November (Album #2 - 80 minutes)
    by Edison's Children
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    Light Years Light Years
    Prog rock from New York. Slightly poppy in places and sounding very Marillion like in others. But it is very involving and the more you listen the better it gets. This is fast becoming one of my favourite Bandcamp finds.

    The more you listen, the better it gets.
  8. White Light Generator
    by Crippled Black Phoenix
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    Sweeter Than You Sweeter Than You
  9. New World (Deluxe Edition)
    by Dave Kerzner
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    Stranded (Pt 1-5) Stranded (Pt 1-5)
    This is a classic progressive rock album. Almost an album out of time. It has a style all it's own but, apart from the change in style, if Floyd had released this nobody would have batted an eyelid.

    It sounds like the work of a very seasoned band, comfortable with their style and abilities.

    This album grabs you from the start and takes you on a journey. No wonder it forms part of so many peoples collections.
  10. English Electric: Full Power (hi-resolution audio)
    by Big Big Train
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    Swan Hunter Swan Hunter
    I first saw this on a forum I'm a member of and on other peoples profiles (thanks Steve) and just had to listen.

    British prog which reminds me in parts of Peter Gabriel era Genesis. This isn't all there is though. They have a sound unique to them and it is difficult not to get get caught up in the music.

    I'll be looking at some of their other stuff.

    A must for all classic prog fans.
  11. Gathering Speed (2009 remaster)
    by Big Big Train
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    High Tide, Last Stand High Tide, Last Stand
  12. The Underfall Yard
    by Big Big Train
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    Evening Star Evening Star
  13. Red Giant
    by Barrows
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    Nebula Nebula
    Instrumental and very atmospheric rock. The blurb describes it as a concept album about what happens to a star when it dies.

    I tend to prefer my rock music with some vocals but this album is exceptional and very involving.

    Well worth a listen.
  14. Imprecari Island
    by Barrows
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    Pirates Pirates
    I got their Red Giant album and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd get this one too.

    Another well played instrumental rock album. Well worth a listen.
  15. Northern Wind (2014)
    by Harvest
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    Northern Wind Northern Wind
    An absolutely brilliant album. I have seen it in a lot of the collections belonging to the people I follow and quite liked it when I gave it a listen. Since buying it however and listening more I know why it is so popular.

    Well played prog rock influenced music with a brilliant female vocalist. Lots of life and catchy melodies very well played.

    I recommend this album unreservedly.
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    Heavy Blanket Heavy Blanket
    I fell in love with this album on first listen. Catchy riffs, great vocals and just the right vibe. Every so often I find a band that really appeals to me. Ruby The Hatchet is just such a band.

    More and more I see the term 'stoner' in the descriptions of albums I really like, maybe I should have followed a different life path :o)

    Anyway back on track I liked it so much that not only did I buy it but I bought their other two offerings too. Wonderful album.
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    Holy Father Holy Father
    An excellent album with riffs that you get caught up in even if you try not to. Brilliant female vocalist suits the feel and sound of the music perfectly.
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    Paralyzed Paralyzed
    More superb rock from an exceptional band.
  19. The Annihilation Sequence (LP)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    Bite (The Hand that Feeds) Bite (The Hand that Feeds)
    I just got back from the Whitby Goth Weekend where I saw Jordan perform. She was phenomenal. She records sounds in loops and layers them to form the backdrop to her vocals. It was amazing the power one woman with an acoustic guitar could produce just by layering sounds. If you get the chance you have to see her live.

    This album features more instrumentation and is more electronic than her solo performances. Dark, powerful and as original as ever. More 'Dark Wave' music for my collection.
  20. [MAIDEN], Mother, Crone (EP)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    Shelter Shelter
    A lot of the music in her live set came from these three EPs. They were done as a series exploring the different stages of womanhood.

    The music is powerful and very dark. You can also find 'Shelter' on here which I think is my favourite of her tracks.
  21. Maiden, [Mother], Crone (EP)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    The Ferryman The Ferryman
    Another EP in the series exploring womanhood. Jordan Reynes music is very engaging, dark and packed with feeling while at the same time being very simple.

    I have often seen the word 'honest' in reviews but her albums are the first time I have thought it to be the best way to describe them.

    Have a listen. If this is your sort of music you won't be disappointed.
  22. Maiden, Mother, [CRONE] (EP)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    The Shadow Line The Shadow Line
    The blurb for this album states 'The "Maiden, Mother Crone" trilogy combines pagan imagery with modern narratives on women.'

    While no doubt accurate it doesn't give much of an idea what the music actually sounds like. Jordan's work is dark, powerful and captivating in it's simplicity. For me she is not you average singer/songwriter or band. This is something unique.
  23. Birds of Prey (LP)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    Long Way to Climb Long Way to Climb
    Jordans debut album and a little different from her current stuff. More conventional in some ways maybe, but still unmistakably Jordan.

    A good album in which you can find the seeds of Jordan's later sound. Unique and involving.
  24. Live & Looped (EP) recorded live for radio
    by Jordan Reyne
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    Shelter (live) Shelter (live)
    Jordan records loops as she goes and layers them into her accompaniment. She has a unique sound which she describes among other things as 'Heavy Folk' which I think describes it very well. Well worth a listen.
  25. Song for Winter Solstice (single)
    by Jordan Reyne
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    Using just her voice(to begin with at least) Jordan constructs loops as an accompaniment to her song. A sort of one woman 'Flying Pickets'. Though she adds percussion later in the song.

    Her work always has a lot of texture and originality and this song is no different.
  26. Exorcisms
    by Bella Morte
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    Exorcisms Exorcisms
    A great album of 80s sounding Goth rock.

    Sort of new romantics but darker. They have quite a following in goth circles so give them a listen you might just like them.
  27. Half Life
    by The Eden House
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    Butterflies Butterflies
    Not easy to describe but for me this album is like a cross between Goldfrapp and Mezzanine by Massive Attack but with more guitars and drums.

    A very engaging album with a lovely female vocal.
  28. Timeflows EP
    by The Eden House
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    Timeflows (Part 1) Timeflows (Part 1)
    The vocals sort of remind me of All About Eve but the music is electronic but very drum centric with good guitar sounds.

    Sort of punky, sort of not but good to listen to.
  29. The True Bequest
    by Eyevory
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    Addiction To Affection Addiction To Affection
    Two female vocalists, a flute and prog and folk rock influences.

    This is an interesting album and draws you in very well indeed. I will be getting some more Eyevory. Thoughtful rock balads rather than out and out raunch but they can rock when they want to.
  30. Of Earth & Angels
    by LEAH
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    Old World Old World
    LEAH describe themselves as "a Canadian symphonic metal artist with Celtic & World influences". I think that sums them up very well.

    Great rock music with a twist and a great female vocalist.

    I liked this the first time I listened to it and knew it would find its way into my collection. It isn't your run of the mill goth or prog but has aspects of both.

    It wasn't easy to decide on a favourite track but 'Old World' narrowly took it. It tends to lodge itself in my head and go round and round.
  31. Otherworld (EP)
    by LEAH
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    Shores of Your Lies Shores of Your Lies
    As several of the other reviewers have stated, Leah does seem to have progressed from 'Of Earth and Angels'.

    The 'Do Not Stand ...' track initially attracted me as my partner loves the poem. It is indeed atmospheric. I found though that the whole EP is enjoyable. I think the 'Kings & Queens' album will find it's way into my collection sooner rather than later.
  32. Kings & Queens
    by LEAH
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    Angel Fell Angel Fell
    Got this album earlier than I planned as it got mixed up with my 'Live at Jooniors' order.

    The album is very good with moments of absolute brilliance but also sounds very like other similar artists in certain places.

    Leah has definitely developed her style but needs to steer clear of the formula rock which there appears to be so much of at the moment.
  33. The finest of miracles
    by Ciccada
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    A Night Ride A Night Ride
    Prog rock from Greece, this album combines electric instruments with acoustic and includes some which you would normally expect to find in classical albums.

    The compositions are strong and the female vocal works really well.

    A great album well worth a listen.
  34. We Were Eggs
    by Starving Daughters
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    Vanishing Lessons Vanishing Lessons
    On first listen I didn't really like this album but I gave it another go and quite enjoyed it.

    A mixture of sound bites and well played music. They describe themselves among other things as experimental and psychedelic but you really need to listen to get a real feel for their style.
  35. The Sorrowful Sun
    by Ice Dragon
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    Sunrise Sunrise
    This is a very well done and very musical metal album. No growling unintelligible vocals either. The vocalist sounds a little like Ozzy but pushed further down into the mix.

    Another reviewer described Ice Dragon as a combination of Sabbath's doomy and psychedelic sides. I think that very well describes them. I have been a Sabbath fan for many, many years and as such wholeheartedly recommend them.

    Their tags even include 'stoner'. How can they fail :o)
  36. A Beacon on the Barrow
    by Ice Dragon
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    The Rider The Rider
    Obviously inspired by Sabbath and with a touch of Hawkwind and maybe Dio thrown in. This album is more than a collection of influences though. It's very well executed and worth a listen.

    Different to 'The Sorrowful Sun', more modern somehow and faster paced. A bit of growly vocal work added too but not to the exclusion of the more Ozzy inspired sound.

    Have a listen and see what you think. If you like heavy music I don't think you'll be disappointed.
  37. The Burl, The Earth, The Aether
    by Ice Dragon
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    Squares Inside Squares Squares Inside Squares
    More heavy rock in the Ice Dragon style. Psychedelic, doomy and obviously Sabbath inspired.

    If heavy music is your thing have a listen. You can't go wrong.
  38. Tome of the Future Ancients
    by Ice Dragon
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    Manuscript 408 Manuscript 408
    This is obviously and Ice Dragon album. Very similar to the others and Sabbath inspired but none the worse for that. A little more psychedelic than usual maybe.

    A good album and worth a listen.
  39. Seeds From a Dying Garden
    by Ice Dragon
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    Green, Green Grass Green, Green Grass
    As the 60's style album cover maybe suggests this Ice Dragon album is a little different from their others.

    This sounds a little more retro and 60's inspired. More acoustic and derivative of the whole 60's hippy trippy scene.

    I like it. It's not often a band can have such a different alter ego.
  40. The Ghosts of Pripyat
    by Steve Rothery
    Morpheus Morpheus
    I suppose atmospheric is the best word to describe this music. It is obviously a labour of love and is very well written and played.

    What else would you expect from a founder member of Marillion? I think I originally described this music as relaxing but though you could chill out to it this is to some extent doing it a disservice. There is much here to engage with and you can easily get carried away on the musical tide.
  41. Warrior
    by Anilah
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    Warrior Warrior
    Native American influences combine with rock and metal to create a unique album.

    It's all about atmosphere. This is an entertaining and original album even though the blurb compares this to 'Dead Can Dance' and other bands.

    Well worth a listen.
  42. Warrior (Revisited)
    by Anilah, Wardruna
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    A single track with a new spin on Warrior's title track still atmospheric and worth getting just for the alternative take on my favourite track from the album.
  43. Invoking the Numinous
    by Anilah
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    Black Feathered Sun Black Feathered Sun
    Not as gripping as Warrior and, for me at least, this is closer to background music. Maybe I just need to listen some more.

    Still original and atmospheric but more of a meditation CD.
  44. Twin Feathers
    by Fuzzy Lights
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    Fallen Trees Fallen Trees
    This is my favourite Fuzzy Lights album. It has an alternative, prog rock feel to it and features original instrumentation and arrangements. It creates musical textures mixing quiet, thoughtful passages with others featuring 'volume set to 11' guitars and drums.
  45. Rule of Twelfths
    by Fuzzy Lights
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    Summer's Tide Summer's Tide
    Varied and ethereal folky rock. Excellent female vocalist (you've probably figured out by now I like a good female vocal).

    Well written, played and performed. I still prefer 'Twin Feathers' but this is a very good album by a great band.