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.
Companyia Elèctrica Dharma were a Spanish band based in Barcelona who fused prog, jazz, blues and symphonic rock together rather wonderfully.
How to approach Bo Hansson’s Lord of the Rings? Having played it so often over many decades, the chances of this reviewer listening dispassionately are about the same as Gollum opening a secondhand jewellery store. It must be said that not everyone likes the Swedish keyboard player’s album. In its early days, MOJO: The Music …
Folque were a Norwegian folk-prog band who were active in the early 1970s. According to some comments I’ve read recently, though they didn’t make much of a dent in the American market, they were quite popular in Brazil, of all places.
LIGHT CORPORATION out of Poland are quickly becoming one of my favorite progressive rock bands. They meld together influences like King Crimson and Univers Zero, while adding a touch of something new. That they are being released on Chris Cutler’s legendary record label, Recommended, says a lot about the quality of their music. Visit the …
The Giles, Giles & Fripp/King Crimson classic is covered amiably by Rajaz, and progressive rock band out of Brazil.
On top of having an amazing career playing keyboards and piano for Yes, Rick Wakeman also made a few records of magnificent quality.