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Haken Interview

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment

With the help of the generous folks from Earsplit, I was able to interview the up and coming Haken via email. The English progressive band just released a stellar debut album (Aquarius) and have a hefty touring schedule ahead of them. Still, they were kind enough to take the time to thoroughly answer my questions.

Haken

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Earsplit

May 24, 2010 Leave a comment

The kind folks from Earsplit PR have started sending me artist material, so there will likely be more discussion of their clients on the blog. Based on their impressive list of artists, there will surely be a shift in the positive direction for The Golden Bird. In fact, two artists (Wuthering Heights and Haken) have already been featured here, both receiving high praise. Both are also members of Sensory, and I’m expecting a shipment of material from that particular record label. But there are many Earsplit artists outside of Sensory that have impressed me, and I look forward to hearing more from them.

Again, I’d like to give my thanks to Earsplit for their business. I’m very excited for this opportunity.

[Recap] April 2010

May 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Here we are leaving great month behind, but hopefully entering into another one. Despite major roadblocks, including malfunctioning computers and final exams, I’ve been able to keep up with my posting. It has been weaker and with more filler than previous months, but there have still been high quality posts. These highlights will be discussed here, including the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • Avantasia: The Wicked Trilogy
  • Other April releases
  • Introducing Haken
  • New Page: Artist Guides
  • My Personal Favorites of the Month

There have been several albums released this month, but like usual, I avoid the extremely brutal end of things. The ones I did manage to get around to reviewing are spread across a wide spectrum in terms of quality. They include the albums by Avantasia, Jeff Beck, Wuthering Heights, and Ratt. The best of these albums (Album of the Month) is…

Album of the Month: Salt (Wuthering Heights)

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Haken – Aquarius: Review

April 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Through Sensory Records, the English progressive band, Haken, released their debut album. It is entitled Aquarius and became available on March 30. Don’t let the short track list deceive you; the band goes all out on the album for over an hour. The band has not yet received the recognition they deserve, but believe me when I say they deserve it. If I had heard this album earlier, March 2010 would have been given a different album of the month.

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