Tom Baker's autobiography covers his childhood in the poor, spirited Irish community in Liverpool; his six years as a monk; his struggling times as an out-of-work actor; and onto appearances alongside Olivier at the National Theatre, work with Pasolino and his time as Doctor Who.
Providing a foretaste of his album "Music Is My Home", Raphaël Imbert has now released "Prologue", a 10'' collector "gatefold" vinyl. Alongside emblematic musicians (Big Ron Hunter, Alabama Slim etc.) and young up-coming French stars (first and foremost Anne Paceo), the saxophonist takes on the role of a top-notch ethno-musicologist, escorting us along the roads of the American "Deep South". With an unparalleled knowledge of groove, he comes within touching distance of the roots of blues, jazz and soul.
“Iron Mask” is the second project of Belgian guitar shredder Dushan Petrossi, better known for his work in “Magic Kingdom”. For all the differences in imagery on the album covers, there is very little difference in the overall sound between the two projects. “Magic Kingdom” seems to focus more on writing catchy songs and limiting the amount of technical displays in the guitar and keyboards, not to mention that the closing song of their 2nd release was a bit unorthodox for a power metal band of the Malmsteen persuasion. “Iron Mask” focuses a bit more on the lengthy soloing and shred fill-in steeped riffs that are more indicative of Rising Force’s mid-80s material, although both projects draw heavily from that era in Malmsteen’s 2 decades plus career…
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers.
An earthy, naturalistically erotic and blood-soaked tale of young Martta's ill-fated affair with Oula, a womanizing reindeer herdsman in the Finnish Lapland of the late 1940s. When the 19-year-old girl turns up pregnant, her alcoholic father is outraged and a series of tragic events follows.