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Tim Smith RIP

Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the ago of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-22)

Judy Dyble RIP

Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-12)

Ennio Morricone RIP

Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-06)

Keith Tippett RIP

One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-06-14)

Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP

We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-05-15)

Jorge Santana RIP

Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-05-14)

Florian Schneider RIP

Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-05-06)

Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down

Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-04-23)

Bill Rieflin RIP

The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-24)

Cruise to the Edge and Seaprog 2020 Festivals Postponed

The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has started to produce casualties in the music world, and festivals are not immune. We've had word that both the Cruise to the Edge (originally slated for March 27 - April 1) and Seaprog (originally June 5-7) have been postponed to later dates, with those dates to be announced.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-03-17)

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Level ∏ - Electronic Sheep – Electronic Sheep is Uwe Cremer’s (aka Level ∏) second release and though firmly rooted in the Teutonic and Berlin-school of electronics, it is quite a departure from Entrance. Gone are the...  (2011) » Read more

Väsen - Trio – I’ll admit that one of the things I normally like most about Väsen is the unconventional use of percussion, so the prospect of a Väsen album without a percussionist was not at first...  (2004) » Read more

2112 - Intro – For those who like the hard metal edge of progressive rock (Dream Theater, Asgard, Vienna and such) and those who like that style with Spanish lyrics, the debut album by this Argentine four-piece of...  (1995) » Read more

Volcano the Bear - Amidst the Noise and Twigs – In #34, I likened Volcano the Bear’s previous outing, Classic Erasmus Fusion, to the stranger parts of Ummagumma, and to a certain extent that comparison is still valid. There is an increased...  (2008) » Read more

Neil Sadler - Theory of Forms – Theory of Forms is a high-energy blast of horn-powered energy almost from start to finish. Sadler is an accomplished composer, keyboardist, and percussionist, and he’s recruited a crew of Zappa...  (1999) » Read more



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