Tuesday, 16 March 2010
R2 Rock'n'Reel 20
Just received the latest issue of R2 magazine in the post, that's issue 20 cover dated March/April 2010... and for the spacerock enthusiast there's my old mate Oz Hardwick with a three-star review of the Inverse Gravity CD from Deborah L Knights and Joie Hinton - and their cast of thousands. Meanwhile, the most spacerock related CDs I'm covering this month is a rather good offering from Panic Room entitled Satellite (released by Firefly but distributed by my friends at Voiceprint) and, stretching the term quite a lot, Drawing Maps From Memory fron North Atlantic Oscillation. R2, though, arguably offers the most eclectic mix of new album reviews anywhere in the UK music press and is the place to find the most hidden of jewels in today's music output - and for that reason alone is an essential read.
Elsewhere in this issue, I'm covering The Moons (led by Weller-feller collaborator Andy Crofts) with their debut, Life On Earth, a reissue of Sonia Kristina's Cloud 10 album Harmonics of Love, for anyone who fancies a bit of meditative New Age in their life, the ecclesiastical Rev Simpkins & The Phantom Notes, Lions, West Country singer-songwriter (make that exceptional West Country singer-songwriter) Jenna Witts' Brother CD and a new DVD of Wishbone Ash celebrating their 40th anniversary Live In London. WH Smiths stock this magazine... please help them sell out of their stock!