Author Archives: stommager

Summary of 2018 & plans for 2019

Musically, 2018 was another excellent year for me. I just did a short summary and it turns out I slightly beat my last year’s record of 40 albums added to wantlist. I prepared this chart that shows how this number … Continue reading

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Dream Theater 2018

On my blog I usually I write about overlooked bands. This is in most part because I would like them to be recognized and their work to be appreciated the way I think it deserves to be. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Infernal Metallia

In 2008 Jannick Top sent a shock wave through progressive rock community with the release of Infernal Machina. The sound that he created on that album was absolutely unique, a fascinating collision of zeuhl, metal and primal screams. Now after … Continue reading

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Mining for great music

I find it very difficult to communicate to other people why I like music as much as I do. But the fact is that it is my great passion and over the years I have worked out my way to … Continue reading

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Let’s get physical: why CD is better than file

According to most forecasts from ten years ago, physical music media such as CDs and vinyls should be a relict of the past by now. Yet, despite the whole digital revolution, they are doing remarkably well in my opinion. That’s … Continue reading

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Wrupk Urei – Kõik Saab Korda

Welcome back after this longer-than-usual brake. I’ve spent this time taking a major turn in my professional career. Luckily that didn’t impact my music research, unfortunately it did impact my other activities, blogging included. Now that the storm is over, … Continue reading

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Pienza Ethnorkestra – Indiens d’Europe

Let’s start with hurdy gurdy. It’s a medieval music instrument that is basically made of a lyre, a crank and some buttons. You might occasionally find it in museums and even less frequently used by quaint artists. I have learned … Continue reading

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