REVISITED: Dream Theater’s ‘Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory’ (1999)

By Greg Maki — Released Oct. 26, 1999 (Elektra) — A ticking metronome. A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control. “Close your eyes and begin to relax.” A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him. And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, “Metropolis... Continue Reading →

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: Myrkur – ‘Juniper’

Myrkur, a.k.a. Danish multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, has announced the forthcoming release of a new EP, "Juniper," set for December 7th, and offered up a lush, stirring video for the record's title track. Shot on 16mm film, the clip combines a wide-eyed and in-your-face performance by Bruun, woven into scenes featuring a small, blonde girl in... Continue Reading →

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