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Emil Amos

Playing in a wide range of bands - OM, Grails, Holy Sons, and Lilacs and Champagne, multi-instrumentalist Emil Amos puts out his first full length as a solo artist. Set out as music written for film, the LP stylistically touches base with each of the projects he...view item »

Chalice Hymnal

This is that good prog. This is that prog for guitar soloed skylines and heavy metal churches. This is that prog for “Baker Street” enthusiasts and wannabe choir members. This is that epic, everlasting, synth-soaked high-fantasy goodness. I’ll tell you why: because it contains the multi-instrumentation of three absolutely prog-...view item »

Take Refuge In Clean Living

I like Grails in my life and here's some more. For me to like. I tell you what, the first track on here is an absolute belter and I think they know it, the little sheet included in the CD digipak has artwork based around it with nary a mention of the other songs. Actually the artwork in general is a weird mishmash of styles from cheesy stoner-rock ...view item »

Holy Sons
In The Garden

When I saw that this was made by the drummer in Grails and Om I recoiled in horror thinking I was going to have to deal with some of Robin's 'experimental' music' but this is pretty much one of the straightest things I've heard all week. Emil Amos has made countless albums under this moniker ...view item »

Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Grails I've never really got. Try as I might I just find the music a bit too hoary, stonery and proggy for my tastes. And here's their brand new album Doomsdayer's Holiday on Temporary Residence! It's well proggy.... the production I like though and there's some nice bits in it. Clearly a bunch of talented folk here and the homage to John Barry on ...view item »