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Lu Cozma : Lockdown

It’s not a full-band recording, but neither is it completely stripped-down and minimalist. The dominant instrumental sounds are acoustic guitar and programmed rhythms, but there’s a lot else in the mix. (read more)

Rob Cottingham: Captain Blue
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Rob Cottingham: Captain Blue

Parts of the album sound like a far lighter version of Touchstone, with the dual male-female harmony lead vocals recalling that band’s early years when Cottingham handled a greater proportion of the vocals. That feeling pervades, whether it’s on rockier up-tempo numbers or lush ballads. (read more)

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Panic Room: On Business

‘exceedingly long songs, with largely instrumental content, too many time signatures, a subject matter focusing on the obscure and the middle-earth, and far too many widdly neo-classical solos. We don’t do any of that, and we don’t wear capes.’ Panic Room, on prog (read more)