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Guido Umberto Sacco - Music for Dodos
Review by Gary Hill
While much of this is classical in nature, it’s more a progressive rock set than pure classical.

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Michael Sadler - Clear
Review by Josh Turner
The albums being released from Prog Rock Records these days exhibit exceptional production. This is by no means an exception.
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Salim Ghazi Saeedi - Million Hands Oriental Dancer
Review by Gary Hill
Salim Ghazi Saeedi is a musician who originally hailed from Iran, but is now relocated to Australia.

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Saga - Spin It Again: Live in Munich
Review by Gary Hill
Saga is such a cool band. And, with Michael Sadler back, it’s the original voice.

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Saga - Sagacity
Review by Gary Hill
The first disc of this two CD set is a brand new album from Saga.

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Sailor Free - Spiritual Revolution Part Two
Review by Gary Hill
This new album from Sailor Free might well make my best of 2016 list. It’s such cool modern prog.

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Salem Hill - Be
Review by Steve Alspach
Thank God for perseverance. Without it, Edison would have said "The hell with it, candlelight's not so bad," the book of Exodus would have been a lot shorter, and Salem Hill wouldn't have given us this crafty little gem.
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Salem Hill - Mimi's Magical Moment
Review by Josh Turner
They don't even sound like the same band and I hate to say it, that turns out to be a very good thing. I'd sooner think this was a new album by Kaipa or Kansas than by Salem Hill.
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Sanguine Hum - What We Ask Is Where We Begin: Songs for Days Sessions
Review by Gary Hill
The first disc here is an old album from a band who has gotten quite a following since then. The second disc of the set includes rarities.

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Joseph Sant - Sea White Salt
Review by Gary Hill
I can see people arguing with this getting placed under progressive rock.

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Savoldelli – Casarano – Bardoscia - The Great Jazz Gig In The Sky
Review by Gary Hill
This CD is made up of songs from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Of course, the title might give that away.

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Saxlife - Total Sax Retain Saxlife Plays Yes
Review by Gary Hill
Saxlife is Jamison Smeltz performing as a saxophone quartet of one. Here he has compiled a collection of his arrangements of Yes songs.
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Scenes - Call Us At The Number You Provide
Review by Gary Hill
While this band is being billed as prog metal, frankly, I think they fit more firmly into the progressive rock category. While there certainly is a lot of crunch on display here, they show a wider range of sounds than that limiting factor would seem to indicate.
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Hendrik Schapel, Bertram Engel, Eddie McGrogan - One or Zero – The Lost Album
Review by Gary Hill
This album dates back to 1981.

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Micha Schellhaas - Double Take
Review by Gary Hill
This album might not be progressive rock. Most of it is fusion, though.

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Don Schiff - Peering Over Clouds
Review by Gary Hill
Over the years several musicians have started using The Stick - an instrument that combines both guitar and bass like ranges into one instrument.
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Jason Schmidt - Banged Oddities
Review by Vivian Lee
"One person did this?"; a friend asked when I played this CD for him. He and I both liked "Tranquility"; an example of the power of percussion to command listeners' attention, even on a sub- or unconscious level.
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Sarah Schonert - Penguin Party
Review by Gary Hill

This is clearly not progressive rock by a conventional definition. It is art rock, though. This has a lot in common with Kate Bush.


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Klaus Schulze - Another Green Mile
Review by Gary Hill
This is an odd, but quite interesting disc. It's electronic, but it also rocks at times.

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Klaus Schulze - Ballett 3 & 4
Review by Gary Hill
The opening track of this two CD set is massive one hour and fifteen minutes plus cut. It has a blend of classical music, electronic and space sound.

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ScienceNV - Last Album Before the End of Time
Review by Jason Hillenburg
Founded in 2005, this San Francisco based outfit's third album, Last Album Before the End of Time, is an ambitious work and a successful synthesis of multiple musical styles.

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ScienceNV - Bite My Bolero
Review by Mike Korn
Prog fans with a love of classical music are highly urged to check out this three-track EP from ScienceNV, whose ranks are composed of actual scientists.

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ScienceNV - The Quest For Prester John, Volume 1
Review by Greg Olma

As a reviewer, I’m exposed to a lot of interesting music; some good, some not so good.  There is so much music coming out that flies under the radar that we (as the music buying public) don’t get exposed to in our normal lives. 


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ScienceNV - The Quest for Prester John, Volume Two
Review by Greg Olma

ScienceNV returns with the second part to their concept The Quest For Prester John.  I liked the first part, so I was really looking forward to hearing this disc. 


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Erik Scott - And the Earth Bleeds
Review by Gary Hill
Erik Scott is probably best known for his work with Alice Cooper.

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Sea Level - On the Edge
Review by Gary Hill
This 1978 album from Sea Level is a great set.

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Second Hand - Death May Be Your Santa Claus
Review by Gary Hill
The music on this disc is freaky stuff. It really does a great job of occupying the space between psychedelia and proto-prog.

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Seconds Before Landing - The Great Deception
Review by Gary Hill
This concept album is pretty cool.

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Seconds Before Landing - Seconds Before Landing II
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed the previous set from Seconds Before Landing and thought it was good.

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Seconds Before Landing - III: Now That I Have Your Attention
Review by Gary Hill

I've reviewed a couple other discs from this act in the past. It seems that every time they release something new, it's much stronger than the previous album.

           


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The Security Project - Live 1
Review by Gary Hill
What a cool set this is, really. The music here is all Peter Gabriel music, but one song from his time in Genesis.

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The Security Project - Live 2
Review by Gary Hill
The first part of this live album came out recently. If you read my review, you'll know that I love it.


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The Security Project - Contact
Review by Gary Hill

This new set from The Security Project continues their cycle of re-envisioning Peter Gabriel songs, but brings new flavors and concepts to that idea, while also stretching it out a bit.


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Senses - Fields Unsown
Review by Gary Hill
The music on this disc is quite strong progressive rock by an independent band that should, if there is justice, begin getting some attention soon. The music herein is quite good, although there is a slight tendency for sameness.
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7Fields - Heart in a Cage (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a cover of a Strokes song, but I have to admit that I haven’t heard the original.

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Seventh Wave - Psi-Fi
Review by Gary Hill

This 1975 album is pretty cool. I'm reminded quite a bit of Klaatu a lot of the time, but this was actually contemporary (more or less) to that band. There is a healthy helping of funk built into a lot of this. 


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Seventh Wave - Things to Come
Review by Gary Hill

This reissue album is a classy one. A big chunk of the disc is instrumental and keyboard based.


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Shadow Gallery - Legacy
Review by Gary Hill

Legacy is Shadow Gallery's fourth disc, and certainly one of their best. Those who consider Shadow Gallery to be prog metal rather than straight progressive rock should really give this disc a listen. 


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William Shatner - Ponder the Mystery
Review by Gary Hill
The last couple albums from William Shatner have landed in my “best of” lists for those two years.

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Jeremy Shaw - Neptune Ensemble
Review by Vivian Lee
Neptune Ensemble is a solo debut effort by Chapel Hill, NC artist Jeremy Shaw. The album features guests Jonathan Robinson on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Marc Gratama on drums and backing vocals.
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Billy Sheehan - Compression
Review by Gary Hill
Billy Sheehan is a bass legend, and, of course the bass work on this disc is very very good. Interestingly enough, so is the guitar, drums and vocal work. Even more interesting about that is the fact that Sheehan is responsible for the majority of that as well.

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Billy Sheehan - Cosmic Troubadour
Review by Gary Hill

The bass guitar is an instrument whose players are often overlooked, relegated to playing the rhythm hidden behind guitar heroes, singers and keyboard wizards. A few bassists have managed to put together chops and performances that allow them to rise above this status.


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Derek Sherinian - Inertia
Review by Gary Hill

With this CD Sherinian continues his tradition of creating hard edged prog that is quite firmly rooted in fusion. The disc succeeds very well in creating an energetic and considerably potent instrumental mode that sends the listener on a major journey.


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Derek Sherinian - Planet X
Review by Gary Hill
This one really comes as a surprise to many. Coming from such gigs as Alice Cooper`s band and Kiss, when Sherinian joined Dream Theater, he was perceived as more the rock and roll type of style, and less prog.
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Derek Sherinian - Molecular Heinosity (Reissue)
Review by Gary Hill
This is part of a new series of reissues of Derek Sherinian albums.

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Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
Review by Gary Hill
This album is just getting reissued.

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Derek Sherinian - Mythology
Review by Gary Hill
This Derek Sherinian disc is just getting the reissue treatment.

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Billy Sherwood - Citizen
Review by Gary Hill
A contender for best of the year, this is arguably Sherwood’s best solo album ever.

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Billy Sherwood - Collection
Review by Gary Hill
This new compilation album seems a great way to sample Billy Sherwood’s solo output.

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Billy Sherwood - Divided by One
Review by Gary Hill
I like pretty much everything Billy Sherwood does.

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Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye - Live in Japan Expanded Edition
Review by Gary Hill
This live album literally features just Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye. Kaye handles the keyboards.

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Shob - Karma Obscur
Review by Gary Hill

This set is quite cool. The musicianship is incredible.


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Shofar - Shofar
Review by Gary Hill

The sound these guys create is both intriguing and captivating. I've landed them under progressive rock, but their brand is modern and AOR based.


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Shrunken Head Shop - Live in Germany
Review by Gary Hill
This live album is all about jamming.

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Matt Siffert - Gallatin
Review by Gary Hill

This is definitely not a tight fit under progressive rock, but there is enough of the moody modern prog sound that I think it fits. The set works through a variety of textures, but does lean toward the mellower end of the equation.


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Simak Dialog - Trance/Mission
Review by Gary Hill
So, this disc is arguably pure jazz.

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Simak Dialog - The Sixth Story
Review by Gary Hill
These guys always create great fusion.

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Simak Dialog - Live at Orion
Review by Gary Hill
Simak Dialog’s brand of music has a lot of fusion and a lot of progressive rock at its heart.

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Simon Apple - River to the Sea
Review by Gary Hill
So many people these days give lip service to this charity or that, but you really have to admire the people who put their money (literally) where their mouth is. Such is the case with Simon Apple as they are donating a portion of the sale of each CD to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Alan Simon - Songwriter
Review by Gary Hill

I don't think I had heard of Alan Simon until recently. This double disc set captures a lot of his previous work.


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Alan Simon - Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon
Review by Gary Hill
This is the newest CD from Alan Simon. Simon is a French artist who has been releasing powerful rock operas like this one for a long time.
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Alan Simon - Big Bang
Review by Gary Hill

The newest disc from Alan Simon, this is another strong one. It has a lot of the melodic progressive rock sounds that are the mainstay of so much of his career.


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Sinoptik - Standalone Syndrome (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill

I guess these guys are billed as stoner rock. I tend to think of stoner rock as more slow, plodding, Sabbath-like heavy stuff.


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Sista Maj - Series of Nested Universes
Review by Gary Hill
This is instrumental space rock. It's quite cool stuff. It has a pretty wide range of music, but as is the case with most space rock, the change is always gradual.

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Sit Kitty Sit - Tectonic
Review by Gary Hill

I previously reviewed a set from this act and really liked it. The concept of just piano, drums and voice used to really rock, sets them apart.


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Alex Skolnick Trio - Transformation
Review by Gary Hill
Alex Skolnick is a true artist, not content to sit still in one musical genre. Certainly he is probably best known as the guitarist for the metal band Testament, his first professional gig.
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Sky - Sky
Review by Gary Hill

This was the debut album from Sky. It really set a high bar.


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Sky - Sky 2
Review by Gary Hill

This was originally released as a double LP on vinyl.  It actually almost feels like two different albums.


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Sky - Sky 3
Review by Gary Hill

As you might gather from the title, this was the third album from Sky. Between the two releases Francis Monkman had departed, being replaced by Steve Gray.


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Sky - Sky 4: Forthcoming
Review by Gary Hill

The fourth album from Sky focused on new arrangements of music written by others. While there is an emphasis on classical music, there are other things included as well.


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Sky - Cadmium
Review by Gary Hill

This album is not nearly as classically oriented as some of their others are. Still, the classical elements do drive some of the pieces.


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Sky - The Great Balloon Race
Review by Gary Hill

While overall the concept of instrumental prog/fusion isn't greatly changed from their previous works, this one is just so strong. The quality and intensity are really dialed up a lot.


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Sky - Mozart
Review by Gary Hill

The final album (to date - the group has not worked together since, but have not officially disbanded), this is the most classical release they ever did. It was recorded with a symphony orchestra.


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Sky - The Studio Albums: 1979-1987 Box Set
Review by Gary Hill

This is a particularly awesome box set. It's also a great value. You get all seven of Sky's studio albums, and as a bonus there is a live DVD included as the eighth disc.


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Sky - Carillon: The Singles Collection 1979-1987
Review by Gary Hill

A while ago I reviewed a box set of studio albums from Sky. For my money, that might be the best introduction to this act.


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Sky Architect - A Billion Years of Solitude
Review by Gary Hill
If I’d heard this disc in 2013 (the year it was released) it might have made my best of list for the year.

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The Skys - Journey through the Skies
Review by Gary Hill
I like this act a lot. There is a cool mix of sounds here.

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SkyTalk - Days in the Sun
Review by Gary Hill
This EP is a progressive rock set. That said, it’s not the kind of prog that was around in the 1970s.

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Slack Armada - Slack Armada
Review by Gary Hill
This four track EP is pretty cool.

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Sleepwreck - Disasterpiece
Review by Gary Hill
Although this is probably more electronic music than it is anything else directly, I’d consider it prog.

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Slivovitz - All You Can Eat
Review by Gary Hill
Modern progressive rock, there is a lot of King Crimson built into this.

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Slivovitz - Liver
Review by Gary Hill

I've always dug this band. Their combination of fusion with pure jazz, King Crimson-like guitar work and more has filled their studio discs with smoking hot instrumental work.


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Sloe Gin - A Matter of Time
Review by Gary Hill
I can see why some people might argue with putting this into progressive rock.

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Slow Burning Car - Defection
Review by Gary Hill
There is at least one song here that definitely doesn't fit under prog rock. The thing is, there is plenty of prog built into this sound beyond that.

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The Smallest Creature - Reboot (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
I've not heard these guys before. I really hope to hear a lot more from them.

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Snoozy Moon - Snoozy Moon
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose it could be argued that this is more psychedelic rock than it is progressive rock.

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Snoozy Moon - Said the Squirrel
Review by Gary Hill

Like with their previous release, I'm perhaps stretching the boundaries to include this under progressive rock. I think that's a worthy cause, though.


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Soft Machine - Drop
Review by Gary Hill
I struggled with this review. It’s not that I don’t respect the musicianship. Clearly I do.

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Soft Machine - Virtually
Review by Gary Hill
This album features a live recording from 1971.

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Soft Machine - Drop (colored vinyl edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This new vinyl edition is classy. The vinyl is red and very high quality.

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Soft Machine - Hidden Details
Review by Gary Hill

This is the brand new album from Soft Machine. A group with a long history, the current lineup is John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington and John Marshall.


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Soft Machine Legacy - Burden of Proof
Review by Gary Hill
Soft Machine Legacy’s blend of sounds often defies categorization.

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Son of Man - Son of Man
Review by Gary Hill
This band is essentially a spin off of the group Man.

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Sonar - Black Light
Review by Gary Hill
Imagine combining Djam Karet with California Guitar Trio. You'll probably find yourself somewhere in the range of this album.

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Sonic Debris - Velvet Thorns
Review by Gary Hill

This album is a great progressive rock disc from a band that should go far in the genre. They take a good healthy dosage of Dream Theater influences as the core of their sound. 


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The Sonic Shaman - Tribute to Lemmy (double vinyl)
Review by Gary Hill
This vinyl double album is dedicated to the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. Don't expect music that sounds like Lemmy here, though.

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Sonic Sight - Anthropology
Review by Gary Hill

This new album is a concept disc. It's essentially a science fiction tale and quite an interesting one at that.


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Soniq Theater - Heroes of the Past
Review by Gary Hill
There are a few things you can count on with Soniq Theater.

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Soniq Theater - Guitarissimo
Review by Gary Hill
This album is definitely different for Soniq Theater.

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Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
Review by Gary Hill

Had I heard this album last year, it would have definitely made my best of 2017 list, and been pretty high on the list. This is an amazing album.


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Sons of Hippies - Griffons at the Gates of Heaven
Review by Gary Hill
I like this disc a lot. It sits somewhere between space rock and psychedelia, but there are other elements, too.

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Sontaag - Sontaag
Review by Gary Hill
This is a great album. It’s not the kind of thing that hits you over the head, though.

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Sonus Umbra - Winter Soulstice
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds here is quite impressive.

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Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy - Stratosphere
Review by Gary Hill
Let’s just start this by saying, I don’t think anyone would have expected this album from Matt Sorum.

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Soul Secret - 4
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve reviewed these guys in the past, but I wasn’t prepared for just how good this set was going to be.

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Space Invaders - Invasion on Planet Z
Review by Gary Hill
There are four epic pieces here to make up this set.

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Space Invaders - and Nik Turner – Sonic Noise Opera
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve reviewed another album from Space Invaders in this same issue of Music Street Journal.

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Space Invaders - Dreadnought
Review by Gary Hill
This album consists of instrumental, improvised space rock.

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Space Invaders - Ayakashi
Review by Gary Hill
There is one element of space music that is most frequently true. It evolves very slowly, shifting in gradual waves rather than turning corners.

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Space Mirrors - The Other Gods
Review by Gary Hill
The latest installment in the series by Space Mirrors, this continues their exploration of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Space Mirrors - The Street Remains
Review by Gary Hill

This album was released just before Cosmic Horror III: Stella Polaris but recorded during the same sessions as that album. This one lands a bit less metallic than that album.


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Space Mirrors - Cosmic Horror III: Stella Polaris
Review by Gary Hill

I've reviewed several albums from this act before, but missed this one and the other that's reviewed in this issue previously.


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Spaced Out - Spaced Out
Review by Gary Hill
Spaced Out (Antoine Fafard, Mathieu Bouchard, Martin Maheux, Louis Cote and Eric St.-Jean) have in their debut a solid album showcasing a progressive rock style that is based heartily in the fusion genre.

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Spaced Out - Eponymous II
Review by Gary Hill
With this being Spaced Out's sophomore release, the group seems to have done pretty well against the dreaded "sophomore jinx".

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The Spaces Between - Let’s Leave It at This for Now
Review by Gary Hill
Certainly fans of Yes and specifically Jon Anderson will be drawn to this disc.

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Spacewave - Space Dubs
Review by Gary Hill
This is not progressive rock in a traditional sense. However, it's as much prog as acts like Kraftwerk.

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Spastic Ink - Ink Compatible
Review by Josh Turner

Many influences can be heard and many comparisons can be drawn, however, the outcome is quite unique. While one prescription dulls the pain, another treats the downing affects with a stimulating boost.


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Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe
Review by Yoni Bashan
When the band Spiral Architect comes to mind, one can only visualise intense melodic chaos or the impossible pictures of M.C Escher.
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Spiraling - Transmitter
Review by Josh Turner
You may be wondering how Spiraling fits into the music scene. That's simple.

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Spirits Burning - and Clearlight - Healthy Music in Large Doses
Review by Gary Hill
Spirits Burning does a lot of varied material.

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Spirits Burning - and Clearlight - The Roadmap In Your Head
Review by Gary Hill
There is quite a range of sound here. It is all definitely prog rock, but within that realm there are things like electronic music, folk prog, space, fusion and more.

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Spirits Burning - & Michael Moorcock - An Alien Heat
Review by Gary Hill

I always like the music from Spirits Burning. This album is no exception.


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Hans Spitzen - Fingerprints
Review by Gary Hill
This is a good album that, with a bit of work, could have been a great album.

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Splinter - Devil's Jigsaw
Review by Josh Turner
There are so many mediocre bands these days that it's become like sand on a beach. I guess this proliferation of music is good in some ways.

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Spock's Beard - Gluttons for Punishment (Live in '05)
Review by Josh Turner
It's been years since I've gotten to see Spock's Beard live. It's not for lack of desire or anything.

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Spock's Beard - Octane
Review by Josh Turner
Octane is accessible, progressive, modern and diverse. It's delicate at times, heavy at others.

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Spock's Beard - Feel Euphoria
Review by Steve Alspach
Well, it isn't the Spock's Beard that we've all grown accustomed to. With Neal Morse's departure, the band bares little semblance to it's old self, but that's not to say that the band hasn't lost its edge.
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Spock's Beard - Snow
Review by Steve Alspach

The parallels are amazing. A band, noticed for its work in progressive rock, releases for its sixth album an epic tale of a young man making his way in the world, only to have the band's lead singer surprisingly pack it in and leave the band.


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Spock's Beard - V
Review by Steve Alspach

The fifth album from Spock's Beard shows them to be at the forefront of current progressive music. In this album the band is able to play exciting, adventurous music without ever becoming self-indulgent or pompous.


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Spock's Beard - Beware of Darkness
Review by Gary Hill
The leanings on this album are widespread (Neil Young, Yes, Beatles, King Crimson), and the changes are so fast as to be difficult to keep track of at times.

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Spock's Beard - Day For Night
Review by Steve Alspach

Day for Night is the fourth studio album from Spock`s Beard. The album is a departure from their earlier albums in that shorter numbers has replaced the fifteen-minute suites.


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Spock's Beard - Kindness of Strangers
Review by Gary Hill

Considered by many to be one of the best of the new wave of progressive rock bands, Spock`s Beard was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles.


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Spock's Beard - The Light
Review by Gary Hill

This album shows influences from many prog directions (Yes, Genesis, Alan Parsons) and nonprog directions (metal, Elton John). .


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Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Review by Gary Hill
I hate to have to say it, but I was a little disappointed with this album.

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Spoke of Shadows - Spoke of Shadows
Review by Gary Hill
This set is a powerful one.

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Spontaneous Rex - Come at the King
Review by Gary Hill
There is some amazing music here.

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Spyro Gyra - Three Wishes
Review by Gary Hill
This classic set from Spyro Gyra doesn’t have a lot of surprises.

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Squintaloo - Über Bord!
Review by Gary Hill
Squintaloo is a new German outfit. They are an instrumental act (well, the final song has a few vocals at the end).

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Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water (Two CD Re-Mastered Edition)
Review by Gary Hill

This new edition of Chris Squire's debut solo album is great. It's a two CD set.


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ST 37 - I’m Not Good
Review by Gary Hill
I like this album a lot.

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Star Nation - The Silver Age
Review by Bruce Stringer
Hawkwind drummer Richard Chadwick and ex-Hawkwind guitarist Jerry Richards play alongside musicians Steve Hayes, Alex Hart, Steve Taylor and scribe Sophie Knight on this album of industrial, post-punk, space-rock. The Silver Age is a thematic CD with many a surprise in stall for the listener and many interesting lyrics to puzzle over.
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Star Nation - Star Nation EP
Review by Bruce Stringer
The first thing to get my attention to this EP was the card CD sleeve design: didn't I see this in Chariots of the Gods? Dressed up as an independent CD single with lyric card inserts, this is a very interesting disc and a pity that it will probably never get the release it deserves.
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Star People - ...Are Coming
Review by Gary Hill

Star People … are weird … and intriguing and fun. Did I mention weird?


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Star People - Genius
Review by Gary Hill

The follow-up to Star People's …Are Coming, Genius shows the band in a lot more natural and polished form.


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Starcastle - Starcastle
Review by Gary Hill
Starcastle have gotten much criticism over the years for being "a rip off of Yes". Certainly the Yes influences are very strong, but honestly they really did their own take on those influences.
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Starcastle - Chronos I
Review by Gary Hill
This is a collection of early material from Starcastle. Rather than go with the standard best of type collection, this one is composed of nothing but unreleased material.
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Starfish64 - The Future in Reverse
Review by Gary Hill

This is quite an effective set. It has a good balance between shorter pieces and epic suites.


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Staring into Nothing - Power
Review by Gary Hill
This new album is a concept work. The story-line talks about a dystopian view of the modern world.
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State Urge - White Rock Experience
Review by Gary Hill
I love this album. In fact, it’s likely to make my “best of 2013” list.

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State Urge - Confrontation
Review by Gary Hill
A candidate for best of 2015, I love this album.

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Steam Theory - Asunder
Review by Gary Hill
It can be tough to make an instrumental album work.

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Steamhammer - Mountains
Review by Gary Hill
This album is quite cool. It's definitely a product of its time. It's not pure prog rock, either.

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Steeleye Span - Dodgy Bastards
Review by Rick Damigella

Folk rock legends Steeleye Span have been crafting their unique blend of ancient music-meets-modern instrumentation for the better part of five decades.


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Al Stewart - Past, Present and Future
Review by Gary Hill
You really can’t beat Al Stewart.

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Al Stewart - Modern Times
Review by Gary Hill
I know that Al Stewart has never considered himself progressive rock.

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Al Stewart - Orange
Review by Gary Hill
As I’ve mentioned in my other reviews of his music, Al Stewart doesn’t believe that he’s prog rock.

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Stick Men - Stick Men + - Midori
Review by Gary Hill
This is a double disc set. I believe that it was also released at one point in time as two single disc sets.

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Stick Men - Prog Noir
Review by Gary Hill
This band is really coming into its own.

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Sting - The Last Ship
Review by Gary Hill
I really love this new album from Sting.

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Stoner Pop - Stoner Pop
Review by Gary Hill
I have no question about putting this under "progressive rock." Other than the last tune this definitely fits.

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Storm Chronicles - Looking Backward
Review by Gary Hill
This album is definitely progressive rock.

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The Strawbs - The Ferryman's Curse
Review by Gary Hill

This band is certainly one of the founding pieces of the whole folk prog movement. This brand new album finds that they have lost nothing over the years.


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Stream of Passion - Embrace the Storm
Review by Josh Turner
Arjen Lucassen is a pioneer of the progressive as he can always be found engineering new and innovative projects. He finds talent in all the right places and involves many gifted artists in all aspects of his music.

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Streetmark - Dry
Review by Gary Hill
While this is mostly on the AOR side of the equation, it’s progressive rock.

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Streetmark - Sky Racer
Review by Gary Hill
This act really covers quite a bit of ground here.

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Bruce Stringer - One
Review by Greg Olma
Instrumental albums have always been a difficult genre for me to get into. 

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Striving Artists - Jesus Christ Superstar: A Striving Artists Cast Recording
Review by Gary Hill
Here we have a brand new cast recording of the classic rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Dave Sturt - Dreams & Absurdities
Review by Gary Hill
Dave Sturt is probably best known as a member of Gong and Bill Nelson’s band.

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Styx - The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed the DVD of this thing a while back. I love it.

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Styx - Paradise Theater (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve previously reviewed the original version of this album. This rendition is a new reissue that’s a high audio quality version.

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Styx - Brave New World
Review by Greg Olma
This particular release from Styx is often overlooked but for the life of me,

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Styx - Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas
Review by Gary Hill
This brand new live album from Styx is exactly what you’d expect.

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Styx - The Mission
Review by Gary Hill
I know that Styx fans have fallen into two camps, the DeYoung people who claim that this version of Styx isn't really Styx and those  who support this lineup.

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Styx - Lady: Encore Collection
Review by Gary Hill
Since I reviewed the brand new masterpiece from Styx in this issue, it seemed appropriate to go back to the beginning for a companion review. 

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Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
Review by Gary Hill
While Subterranean Masquerade are not the only progressive rock band incorporating death metal vocals these days, Suspended Animation Dreams may be the most unusual disc by any of these outfits.

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Kasim Sulton - 3
Review by Gary Hill
Kasim Sulton is best known for his work with Utopia.

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Andy Summers - Synaesthesia
Review by Gary Hill

Although he’s probably best known for his work with the Police,


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Andy Summers - Triboluminescence
Review by Gary Hill
People who turn to Andy Summers' solo works looking for music like he did in the Police probably end up confused.

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Ryan Summers - F51.01
Review by Gary Hill
This album is being billed as "ambient music." I think that's a disservice to the music here.

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Sumo Sun - Stamina
Review by Gary Hill
These guys are getting called a prog rock band. I'm not convinced of that designation.

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Sun Temple Circus - Sun Temple Circus (Vinyl)
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve never heard this act or album before. 

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Sundog - Insofar
Review by John Pierpoint
Sundog is a side-project by Penguin Café front-man and pianist Arthur Jeffes, teaming up with violin player Oli Langford.

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Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis?
Review by Gary Hill
This album might not have the huge hits that some of the other Supertramp albums do.

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Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet - Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet
Review by Gary Hill

Damo Suzuki is best known for his time as the lead singer of Can. His vocal style is clearly unique.


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Damo Suzuki's Network - Featuring Elysian Quartet - Floating Element
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose you could call this a single given that it's only one song. 

 


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Swedish Family - Vintage Prog - The Best of SF
Review by Josh Turner
Being an avid fan of the latest progressive rock, I'm torn between the classic sounds from the seventies and releases just starting to surface. Back in the day when technology was young, progressive musicians had innovative ideas and clever new instruments.
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Swunk - Soundscapes
Review by Gary Hill

This instrumental set weaves an intriguing sonic tapestry. While it's overall fusion based, there are elements of pure progressive rock, space rock and much more.


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Sylvian/Fripp - Damage
Review by Jason Hillenburg
Robert Fripp's collaborations in the late 1980s and early 1990s with David Sylvian, in retrospect, clearly laid the groundwork for King Crimson's album Thrak.

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The Syn - Syndestructible
Review by Gary Hill
 This is a reunion album from the band called "Syn." Haven't heard of them? Well, you probably will be familiar with their bass guitarist.

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The Syn - Live Rosfest
Review by Greg Olma
The Syn may not be a household name but many prog fans know it as a band that Chris Squire lent his talents to before forming Yes (and again for a while when the band reunited in the twenty first century).  

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The Syn - Trustworks
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The latest studio album from The Syn, Trustworks features a collaboration between Syn founder Steve Nardelli and the Swedish progressive rock band Moon Safari.

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Syndone - Odysseas
Review by Gary Hill
If you only like music with lyrics in English, you will want to sit this one out. However, that will be a big mistake.

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Syndone - Eros & Thanatos
Review by Gary Hill
This is the latest album from the Italian prog act Syndone.

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