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Metamorphic: Coalescence

Read "Coalescence" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Laura Cole, leader, pianist, arranger and songwriter of Metamorphic, dedicates Coalescence, the band's second album, to her great grandfathers Sidney Walker and Mervyn Clifford Cole. What would the two men, pictured in the album booklet's 1923 photo of the Irlam Co-operative Wholesale Orchestra, make of their great-granddaughter's approach to music? We'll never know, but the Orchestra's ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently

Read "Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner--Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early beginnings in music forty years ago, he has built his label Discus into a catalog that is as fine in quality as it is eclectic in taste and content. Based in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Metamorphic: The Rock Between

Read "The Rock Between" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Metamorphic is part of the F-IRE Collective, one of Britain's most innovative and exciting musical organization. Such an association immediately establishes the band as an ensemble of interest--and the music on its debut, The Rock Between, doesn't disappoint.

Composer, arranger and keyboardist Laura Cole is Metamorphic's leader, and the member who has the ...