Review: Tangerine Dream's seminal 1976 album finds itself getting a welcome gatefold vinyl reissue. Marking the beginning of the group's move away from experimental to more overtly melodic sounds, and features the urgent tones of the title track, the dramatic, quasi-medieval melodies of The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades, the swelling strings and cinematic atmosphere of "3am At The Border Of The Marsh From Okefenokee" and the pastoral prog of "Invisible Limits".
Review: For a band that have - over the course of their five studio albums - always been known for a level of complexity, Tool's most eagerly awaited record yet, taking no less than 13 years to materialise, is staggering in its depth. Worth the wait, and then some, those looking for wherever progressive rock genius has been hiding can consider the search over. We've found it. There's just so much happening here. "Pneuma" may be the trophy piece, its beautiful chords spiralling into sinister refrains and choruses. "Descending" grows its way from ambient opening to powerhouse guitars. "Chocolate Chip Trip", something of a curveball, introduces noodling improv-sounding sections to the melting pot. An epic in all ways of looking at things, although one that's remarkably easy to consume, "Fear Inoculum" marks the reawakening of giants with a score that will make anyone walk proud.