There isn’t a lot of information on wild psych music coming out of places like Tajikistan, but this isn’t a bad slice of Central Asian arabesque disco-prog, courtesy of Makhfirat Hamroqulova & Gulshan. Hamroqulova is not only a famous singer in the country, but an actress of note as well.
Thanks to Tyler Chovski who posted this rather remarkable ensemble from France. Setna are heavily influenced by Magma and do a great job working in the zeuhl genre.
It’s a crying shame that Belarusian Rock-In-Opposition-influenced band Rational Diet is no more. For my taste, they had carried the torch first illumined by bands such as Art Zoyd, Univers Zero and Henry Cow.
Richard Barbieri never disappoints. From his work in Japan to all of the wonderful projects he’s worked on since, he’s shown to be a thoroughly underrated synth player. There’s always hope he’ll reach a bigger audience. The surprise here, for me, is Steve Hogarth. I’m not a huge fan of Marillion (at least since old […]
Before I developed a love for Rock-In-Opposition bands like Art Zoyd and Univers Zero, I had a deep interest in the schlock-laden works of Antonio Bartoccetti, composer of the band Jacula. It was cheesy, silly, doom-laden music of the best sort. I wonder whatever happened to him?
Gwenno are a band from Wales who just popped onto my radar. File under neo-Krautrock-influenced bliss.
Can, recording a session for John Peel. I’m not sure what year this was recorded, but hearing it makes me a bit wistful over Peelie’s early demise.