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A blog about music

Just because I want to 😉 and want to encourage others to discover the music that is out there. And do it by buying to ensure that music has a future… Feel free to add, comment discuss, whatever! But please bear in mind that all opinions published are personal. So you may see it an other way, no problem. I can agree to disagree …
I mainly listen to rock and pop, so expect everything from Crowded House to Iced Earth to Yes, and Frank Zappa to Harem Scarem to Uriah Heep. And maybe some occasional classical or new age / ambient music too. See last paragraph!

Don’t know about you, but I still like to buy CD’s instead of downloads. As a matter of fact, I sometimes even buy the odd LP… Guess I like to take a closer look at the artwork, read the lyrics or the liner notes. That said, I do tend to buy prize based. That is why it sometimes takes years before a certain record is added to my collection. Which will be reflected in the reviews on the site. Just so you know. Any CD sent to me that falls within the boundaries will get a post!

Additionally, I add music that fits to my weekly show on One World Music Radio, called Spectrum. It airs on (rock)Friday, mostly around 10PM GMT.

Yes, I play music myself

(guitars in Dutch melodic and progressive hard rock band Chinawhite  and guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals in ambient / new age / progressive rock project Forest Field and if that is not enough, I also started instrumental project Earthshine) and no, I don´t get paid for doing this! But if someone feels the need to send me material to listen to, that is fine by me 😛
I have been playing music for over 30 years. Not only rock music but I also played in a brass ensemble (we call it a fanfare) for over 15 years. I am a theoretical trained musician and can play a little piano, organ, brass instruments like trumpet or bugle, but my main instrument is the guitar. Acoustic, or electric, 6 and 7 strings. And sing some backing vocals. The last few years I started with recording, mixing and mastering. Also a lot of fun!

Will you post about my CD?

Sure, just get in touch! But before you do, please keep in mind CD only though, I do not listen to streams or mp3. And I don´t post on a regular timebase. And while I have nothing against genres like Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, House, Disco, Trance, etc., these are not styles I am comfortable with as I never listen to it. So I will not write about that! And additionally, no singles either. Sometimes I will post about a video or EP, but that will be the exception to the rule.
If you send me your CD, I will listen to it and post my review on it. For sure!

And if you want to contribute

in a regular time frame (not meaning every day, but just regular), send me a mail!