Jeff Treppel of Bandcamp does a decent job of introducing new audiences to some rather wonderful Italian progressive rock, both old and new, here on Bandcamp’s WordPress blog.
Univers Zero provides a gloomy soundtrack to darken your day.
My friends and colleagues from Spain’s finest jazz radio program, La Montaña Rusa, dedicate a program to the work of guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who passed away this week. Click on Allan’s picture or here to listen to the podcast.
As do I. May you rest in peace, Greg Lake.
Modrý Efekt (Blue Effect) were one of the great Czechoslovakian art rock bands of the 1970s. We were given the bad news that their leader and guitarist, Radim Hladík, passed away today. Rest in peace.
All credit goes to Vyacheslav Lunarin for introducing me to Disen Gage, a Russian progressive rock group whose album reminds me of a lot of the classic Rock-In-Opposition groups of the past.
I’m not much of a fan of later Pink Floyd, but the Syd Barrett-era is very, very hard to beat.
Thanks to my friend Miguel Douglas, who reminded me of how good Banco were.
She was our pussy. Gilli Smyth has gone off to Planet Gong to join Daevid Allen, who also left this mortal coil a year ago. The Guardian eulogizes her here.
Rishad Shafi was a drummer and percussionist from Turkmenistan who headed the best prog band out of Central Asia in the 1980s, Gunesh.