Purple Dawn – Peace & Doom Session Vol. II (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew just covered a slightly grungy Stoner piece that works on an abundance of bass, drums, and smoky female vocals. A true delight that provides transport back to the ’70s and early ’80s.1) Yet now, it’s high time to get another version that flows in on an abundance of doom, wah-wah, fuzz, and a true lead guitar. Meet Purple Dawn, the uniquely colored time machine. Slushy dreams of long-gone psychedelic delights? Quite.


Peace & Doom Vol. II has no intention to reinvent the wheel. Or – worse – to hide its colors.2) Right off the … [...] Click to raid more!

Tranzat – Ouh La La (2022) – Review

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At RMR we believe in the trve power of cover art. It can generate bouts of clairvoyance or feisty comments, whichever comes first. Or both, with any further careless and dangerously politically incorrect appendices you might want to add for good sport.1) It can also be the sole reason to purchase an album, believe it or not. Jump into that misty sonic void with reckless abandon? Quite so.

Tranzat here did this to us. Or more precisely, the cover for their strangely named new record Ouh La La is the actual culprit. So, whilst we looked in shock at … [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – DSM-III (2022 and Live) – Review

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RMR himself discovered Dirty Sound Magnet felt eons ago, incidentally at a live concert in 2013. This was still the time with Didier Coenegracht at the helm and the band’s – at the time – newest and only record What Lies Behind on the menu. DSM in a robe of Zep-ish pleasures that immediately hooked this reviewer. And this concert may also have been a major influence to get this here music ‘zine on the road. In short, RMR and DSM go way back.

In the meantime, much has happened and this band is now a totally different animal. Out … [...] Click to raid more!

Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013) – Review

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One of the most defining moments of Steven Wilson‘s solo project was without a doubt The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). It proved to be one of those cornerstones of an artist’s career. Porcupine Tree was mute since 20091), and thus, Wilson‘s only direct outlet was this here project. As was his desire at that time.

RMR stalked into Wilson territory in 2015 with the insanely crafty Hand. Cannot. Erase. This one really haunted the day crew over here. A storyline to die for and a pristine execution all over. Since then, … [...] Click to raid more!