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Hatfield and the North - Hatwise Choice & Hattitude: Archive Recordings 1973-1975

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The two studio albums released by Hatfield and the North sit firmly in my mind as two of the highlights not just of the Canterbury scene, but of all music recorded in the 70s. They embody so many...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-26)

Hatfield and the North - Hatwise Choice & Hattitude: Archive Recordings 1973-1975

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The two studio albums released by Hatfield and the North sit firmly in my mind as two of the highlights not just of the Canterbury scene, but of all music recorded in the 70s. They embody so many...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-26)

Hatfield and the North - The Rotters' Club

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Here's a title I don't really need to relisten to to remember, having played it countless times in the past to the point of having it stamped in the memory. Hatfield were one of music's...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-26)

Cromwell - At the Gallop

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Cromwell was an obscure Irish band that self-released an album in 1975, then promptly disappeared. Over the years At the Gallop has become a much sought after collectible, claiming prices...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-29)

Brinsley Schwarz - It's All Over Now

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In 1974 Brinsley Schwarz’s began work on It’s All Over Now, the album intended to relaunch their career in the United States, but things did not go as planned. At that time the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-22)

Clearlight - Forever Blowing Bubbles

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So before the internet, one of the best sources of musical information was the series of books called Rock Record, I think the one I owned was the 4th edition. I nearly tore this book...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-06-01)

Grateful Dead - 9-28-75 - Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park

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As I was playing this again this morning, my coworker came around the corner during the absolutely blazing version of "Truckin'" that starts the second of the two discs of this show...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-12)

Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale

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The original cover of the Tangerine Dream leader's second solo album is what I'd probably call a fernscape and it's one of those covers that really sets the tone and mood of this...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-09-07)

Curved Air - Midnight Wire & Airborne

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The final two albums by this seminal British band, always seeming to straddle the line between many styles, have finally been brought to CD. Unlike the early albums, which were solidly committed to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1 & 2

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Conrad Schnitzler was one prolific composer. Six years after his passing we are still presented with music from his archives. In 1975 he recorded a number of untitled pieces intended as soundtracks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-08)

Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1 & 2

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Conrad Schnitzler was one prolific composer. Six years after his passing we are still presented with music from his archives. In 1975 he recorded a number of untitled pieces intended as soundtracks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-08)

Spirit - Salvation... The Spirit of '74

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One of the heretofore undocumented periods in Spirit's career began shortly after Epic's rejection of Potatoland in '73. Randy California left the group (for the second time)...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Opus Avantra - Introspezione, Lord Cromwell & Strata

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Led by composer/keyboardist Alfredo Tisocco, and fronted by vocalist Donella del Monaco, Opus Avantra – much like their name might imply, offers a music based in avant-garde classicism mixed...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Heldon - Electronique Guerilla & It's Always Rock 'n' Roll

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The reissue of Heldon's first album is one that this writer has surely been anticipating for quite some time. What's even better is that Heldon's very elusive double third album has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Heldon - Electronique Guerilla & It's Always Rock 'n' Roll

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The reissue of Heldon's first album is one that this writer has surely been anticipating for quite some time. What's even better is that Heldon's very elusive double third album has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Pihasoittajat - Hattukauppiaan Aamu

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These two discs contain material culled from three albums released in the early 70s. The earliest album, Kivinen tie Dublinniin (Rocky Road to Dublin), was released in 1972, and finds this...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2000-10-01)

The Muffins - Chronometers

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A strange release at first glance. One CD, 70 plus minutes, 21 tracks, one track is 23 minutes long. Hmmm. This is a compilation of out-takes and general weirdness from 1975. The Muffins are often...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Magma - Théâtre du Taur - Concert 1975 - Toulouse

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The long awaited fourth release on Christian Vander's AKT label is a legendary concert from September 24th, 1975 in Toulouse. The lineup here includes Christian and Stella Vander on drums and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Magma - Théâtre du Taur - Concert 1975 - Toulouse

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Recorded in Toulouse roughly three months after the concerts from which Live were taken, this two CD set was released for the first time in 1994 on Christian Vander's AKT label. The...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Magma - Live

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This post will be umlaut free for efficiency. Hhai Live is the top Magma on my list if for no other reason than it was probably the first one I...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-05-12)

Magma - Live (Hhaï)

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1975 saw several personnel changes in Magma's lineup, but the instrumentation which recorded the brilliant Köhntarkösz remained virtually unchanged, only adding Didier...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Crystalaugur - Terranaut

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Crystalaugur’s Terranaut has been one of those rarities from the 70s that has collectors drooling whenever a copy surfaces. This private pressing of 200 copies has been bootlegged...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-10-25)

Tyll - Sexphonie

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Tyll was a German band formed in the early 70s when Kerston Records approached Det Fonfara about releasing a Krautrock album. Fonfara and former bandmate and ex-Eulenspygel drummer Günter...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-09-10)

Arti e Mestieri - Tilt & Giro di Valzer per Domani

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Much ink has been spilled about the drumming of Furio Chirico and for good reason: the guy is phenomenal. He is all over the place using all available musical space yet is never bombastic or...

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(Posted by Mike Taylor 1994-02-01)

Enzo Capuano - Storia Mai Scritta

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A very rare Italian solo, Enzo Capuano's music cuts the line between Italian canzone (Battisti, early Storm Six and many more) and a symphonic soundtrack type of music. The vocal music is...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1997-02-01)

Jukka Tolonen - The Hook & Hysterica

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Tolonen is a Finnish guitarist who spent the early 70s toiling with the progressive band Tasavallan Presidenti. After leaving that band, he put out a series of obscure but very worthwhile solo...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1997-02-01)

Trace - Birds

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Often unjustly dismissed as "Rick van der Linden's post-Ekseption band" or "Ian Mosley's pre-Marillion band," Trace certainly deserve to be remembered for what they...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon

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McLatchey's Top Tier #27

Top 5 probably this one, the first Tangerine Dream album I ever owned. Features the pivotal Berlin electronic school moment on "Part 2."...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-01-24)

Klaus Schulze - Timewind

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Next in the Revisited reissue series after Blackdance is Timewind, Klaus’ fifth release, the one he considers his breakout album and the one that brought him worldwide...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Kansas - Kansas & Song for America

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The first two Kansas albums contain some of the group's best material and show a band on the way up in their formative years. Commercial success for the band would not arrive until two albums...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2004-09-01)

Alfredo Tisocco - Kátharsis, Ritagli d'Anima & Ballet Collection

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Alfredo Tisocco's solo career apart from Opus Avantra, began in 1975 with the release of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Finnforest - Finnforest / Lähtö Matkalle

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At the core of this classic Finnish prog-fusion unit were two brothers, Pekka and Jussi Tegelman, on guitars and drums respectively. They recorded three albums in the mid-late 70s; the first two...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Napoli Centrale - Napoli Centrale

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In the vein of bands like Perigeo, Agora, Duello Madre, and Dedalus; Napoli Centrale are an Italian jazz rock outfit playing music quite different from their symphonic contemporaries. They're a...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Bonfire - Bonfire Goes Bananas

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This Dutch four-piece produced a spirited instrumental rock during the mid 70s, leaving one album behind as the only recorded evidence. Their sound is very progressive, constantly changing tempo...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Goma - 14 Abril

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Goma was a five piece in the grand Spanish tradition, mixing a hard rock sound with elements of folk, in many ways similar to bands like Triana and Bloque, but Goma came several years earlier, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Trace - Birds

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Birds, released in 1975, was the second album by the Dutch progressive band Trace. This CD reissue contains the complete original album plus two bonus tracks, "Birds" and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-03-17)

Atoll - Musiciens-Magiciens, L’Araignée-Mal, Tertio & Rock Puzzle

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I always thought of Atoll as being the number two French symphonic rock band in the 70s, after Ange. Like Ange, they applied the ideals and techniques of progressive rock to French culture and came...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Cherry Five - Cherry Five

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Keyboard fans take note. Cherry Five was a predecessor to Goblin; Claudio Simonetti (keyboards) and Massimo Morante (guitars) were later in that band. Cherry Five's sole release is a true...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-11-01)

O Terço - Criaturas da Noite & Casa Encantada

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O Terço are a Brazilian rock group that I've always found to be overrated. They suffer from being unclassifiable, and therefore, like many bands are given the label...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 8 - 10

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One of the fundamental limitations of mining and other industries that rely upon non-renewable resources is that those resources will eventually run out. You would think the same rule would apply...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 8 - 10

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One of the fundamental limitations of mining and other industries that rely upon non-renewable resources is that those resources will eventually run out. You would think the same rule would apply...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 8 - 10

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One of the fundamental limitations of mining and other industries that rely upon non-renewable resources is that those resources will eventually run out. You would think the same rule would apply...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Ash Ra Tempel - Le Berceau de Cristal

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Remember Tangerine Dream's Green Desert? Many a time have I discussed its legitimacy as a long lost album with people. Hailing from 1985, yet claiming to be from 1973, it just...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Syrius - Rock Koncertek A Magyar Radio Archivumabol

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As best I can tell (my Hungarian is a little rusty) this release is an archive recording from 1975 that was originally a Hungarian radio broadcast. The band has a "big band" line-up,...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2000-05-01)

Kestrel - Kestrel

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Here's another mid-70s British prog rock albums with Mellotron and sounding like Fruupp, Spring, Fantasy, and all those I mentioned in the

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Jet - Jet

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The travels of guitarist David O'List (from the Nice to Roxy Music) eventually found somewhat of a home in Jet, a splinter group from the remains of John's Children. O'List fit in well...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-12-01)

Carol Grimes, Uncle Dog & Sweet F.A. - Voiceprint 2000 Reissues

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Upon the demise of Delivery (Phil Miller's quartet augmented by Janis Joplin stylized blues vocalist, Carol Grimes), Grimes moved off to join another blues-based, less improvisational group,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Satin Whale - Desert Places & Lost Mankind

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For the latter part of their career, Satin Whale were a commercially oriented rock group who's music fell way outside of much of the more progressive German rock of the era. However, their...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

Henry Cow - In Praise of Learning (Original Mix)

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For readers familiar with In Praise of Learning I need say no more than, “Here it is, come and get it.” This release captures all the wonderful strangeness of the original in...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2000-10-01)

Pentacle - Le Clef des Songes

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This reissue is a long time coming for Musea, as this nifty piece of French history has only seen one Japanese LP reissue since its Arcane release in 1975 (that is barring a French reissue). This...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

Steve Hillage - Fish Rising

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McLatchey's Second Tier

There's a lot of historical information missing if you chart the evolution of Gong from You into Shamal and Steve Hillage's...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-02-11)

John St. Field - Control

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This 1975 release by Scottish folkster St. Field was released only in Spain, originally on the renowned Movieplay label. I don't know if St. Field actually lived in Spain (all the musicians are...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-07-01)

Atila - The Beginning of the End

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Atila dates back to 1973, when guitarist Eduardo Alvarez Niebla formed the band as a trio with two of his friends, Paco Ortega (keys) and Juan Punet (drums). This, their first album – so rare...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Gualberto - A la Vida, al Dolor

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Gualberto is Gualberto Garcia, a young guitarist and songwriter who recorded two albums in the late 70s. The first album was A la Vida, al Dolor ("To the Life - To the Pain), and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

William Sheller - Lux Aeterna

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Lux Aeterna is one of the few successful early examples of the fusion of rock music and orchestra. Masterminded by William Sheller, who at the time was a successful French singer, he...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting & Evening Star

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Enough has been said about No Pussyfooting, a record of singular stature and importance to the gradual adoption of the avant-garde by popular artists, that if its creative success and...

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(Posted by K. Leimer 2009-07-01)

Genesis - Archive 1967-75

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At long last, the first Genesis box arrives. The compilers have chosen an interesting tack with this collection. Whereas many box sets consist primarily of (someone’s) favorite tracks, plus...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 1999-01-01)

Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching - Inventions for Electric Guitar

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McLatchey's Second Tier

No matter how many times a young future guitarist will plug his or her axe into an amp and echo/delay pedal in years to come, this sixth album by Manuel...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-10-27)

Area - Crac!

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McLatchey's Second Tier

As a whole I believe Area's third album Crac! is generally considered their best album, it was definitely the first one I heard and if...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-04-28)

Nova - Blink

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This was reviewed in #1 and certainly deserves second mention. Nova were the most well known offshoot of Osanna and Cervello and this, their debut was by far their best. Later albums include...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Kaipa - Kaipa, Inget Nytt Under Solen, & Stockholm Symphonie

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In their early years, the Swedish band Kaipa were a quartet playing music in the symphonic rock vein as typified by Yes or Genesis. Vocalist/Keyboardist Hans Ludin is nearly a dead ringer for a...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-05-01)

Klaus Schulze - Picture Music

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McLatchey's Top Tier #22

OK now for the deep dive into 70s German electronic music. When I was 16 or 17, some friends and I did radio shows at our high school radio station. One of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-05-28)

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

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McLatchey's Top Tier #19

I was in my early to mid teens when I was at a friend's house down the street. One end of a long living room sat the record player was and there were LPs...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-05-21)

Klaus Schulze - Timewind

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McLatchey's Top Tier #23

This album had a massive impact on my teenage brain; it was often the soundtrack of many... voyages. "Bayreuth Return" is still one of those pieces that...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-05-07)

Exit - Exit

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Exit was an obscure Swiss band dating back to 1972. In 1975 they recorded and privately issued their only album of 350 copies that rapidly became a collector’s item. Exit continued to perform for...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free, I'm Around About Midnight & Third

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Artman's Lard Free project has received considerable amount of documentation in progressive periodicals, so I won't bore you with the details. Here's a quick overview; all are essential listens —...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-10-01)

Frijid Pink - Hibernated

Cover art After forming around 1967 in the fertile garage/psych scene of Detroit, Frijid Pink gigged heavily and built up a regional following before stepping into a recording studio. Their first two singles...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-08-01)

Graham Collier - Workpoints

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Keith Tippett and ian Carr may be better known, but they were far from the only active jazz practitioners in Britain in the late 60s and early 70s. Bassist Graham Collier was another part of this...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Renaissance & Illusion - Scheherezade, Turn of the Cards & Madonna Blue

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[Note: This review from 1994 refers to reissues on the TRC label. The albums involved have since been legitimately issued, and those releases are listed at the end of this...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Jazz Q - Živí Se Diví: Live in Bratislava 1975

Cover art On February 2, 1975, the six-piece Jazz Q arrived from their home base in Prague (now the Czech Republic) to play at the Bratislava Lyra Festival in Slovakia. Of course in those days both cities were...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-10-26)

Sahara - Sunrise & For All the Clowns

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Formed from the ashes of Subject Esq., Sahara got lost among the mass of other mid-70s German prog groups (Grobschnitt, Novalis, SFF, et al.) in spite of their good distribution, though they didn't...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-07-01)

Gentle Giant - Giant on the Box

Cover art The first Gentle Giant DVD is a revelation to fans of the seminal 70s progressive rock act. The DVD has been assembled from the best sources available to create key time-slices into the band’s...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Gentle Giant - Artistically Cryme, The Missing Face & Playing the Cleveland

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Gentle Giant’s headlining and support tours are further documented in three more marginal bootleg renditions from Voiceprint in the UK. Artistically Cryme is the first release, and a...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2004-09-01)

Gentle Giant - Out of the Woods - The BBC Sessions

Cover art Here is another BBC sessions release on the Band of Joy label, with one unreleased track and several earlier versions of arrangements which became live staples of the band during the group's heyday....  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-02-01)

Gentle Giant - King Biscuit Flower Hour

Cover art Gentle Giant as a live touring band (1970-1980) were always in a period of transition and refinement. The group would craft a challenging album from the palette of musical ideas by Kerry Minnear and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 1998-07-01)

Gentle Giant - 2005 DRT Remasters

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[Note: This review was written upon the release of the albums on DRT in 2005.]

DRT is Derek Shulman’s US based label, which has taken ownership of the band’s North America CD...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

Glass - No Stranger to the Skies

Cover art The little town of Port Townsend, Washington has special significance to me – I have some very fond memories from there dating back to the 70s. So when I first heard about Glass, a progressive band...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-04-01)

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days

Cover art Ah, for those simpler days, before New Age fossilized into colorless bits of seemingly nutritious but flavor-free soy-based meat substitutes, before anyone realized that there was no place for...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Eroc - Eroc 1, 2 & 3

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After 30 years Eroc’s solo albums are now available on CD and finally finding their way to the US in 2007. Eroc remastered them from the original tapes, added bonus material, and included liner...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Novalis - Novalis

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Novalis was a Krautrock band from Hamburg, Germany and their self-titled second album is part of Revisited Records’ reissuance of the Brain back catalog. This album is an amazing mixture of folk...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Ariel Kalma - Le temps des moissons

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Subtitled “Electronica Ragas of the 70s” Le Temps des moissons was Ariel Kalma’s first solo recording. Ariel had spent a lot of time in India learning the basics of modal music and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-10-01)

Apoteosi - Apoteosi

Cover art The Mellow label, run by Mauro Moroni, has probably released more discs in the last year and a half than Musea, Kinetic, Cuneiform and Syn-phonic put together. Dedicated to re-issuing long-lost...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-02-01)

Quiet Sun - Mainstream (Deluxe Edition)

Cover art It’s common knowledge that long time Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera recorded both his first solo album, Diamond Head at the same time as his pre-Roxy quartet, Quiet Sun, recorded...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2014-01-23)

Kaipa - Kaipa

Cover art Here we have another CD in a long line of excellent Musea progressive rock reissues. Kaipa was a Swedish band that released their self-titled debut album in 1975. Kaipa, the album, by...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts

Cover art After leaving the Harvest label, BJH met up with U.S. Producer Eliot Mazer (Neil Young) who recorded the band in San Francisco in the summer of 1975. The quartet was on the upswing with bassist Les...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

Magma - Rock Duo »Magma«

Cover art As the story goes, this German duo was unaware of a French band with the same name, and they certainly bear no stylistic resemblance to their more widely known and prolific namesake. Drummer Siegfried...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2004-09-01)

Secret Oyster - Vidunderlige Kælling

Cover art While listening to this album, I find myself often comparing it to Camel’s Snow Goose. For one thing, there is a certain stylistic similarity, as they are both keyboard-centric instrumental...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Aera - Humanum Est / Hand und Fuß

Cover art Who knows why it was that German bands in the 70s so often brought in influences from around the world, but it certainly seems to have been a trend. British and American bands may have dabbled with...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Carmen - Fandangos in Space & Dancing on a Cold Wind

Cover art It's about time that these albums received a proper re-release after the butcher job the German Line label did with them in the late 80s (large parts of tracks missing, track indexes in the wrong...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Carmen - Fandangos in Space & Dancing on a Cold Wind

Cover art It's about time that these albums received a proper re-release after the butcher job the German Line label did with them in the late 80s (large parts of tracks missing, track indexes in the wrong...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

S.O.S. - Looking for the Next One

Cover art Formed in April 1974 by British jazz giants John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore, the unique thing about this ensemble is that all three members are primarily woodwind players. Osborne is an...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-06-24)

Strange Days - 9 Parts to the Wind

Cover art One of the better British progressive one-offs has finally gotten the CD treatment it has long deserved. Led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Graham Ward, the four-piece was the standard g/k/b/d...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Finch - Glory of the Inner Force

Cover art Dutch band Finch's debut album has been long overdue for CD reissue. Acclaimed as a classic by some, and as overrated by others, either way you look at it its still a must listen. Finch were an...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-05-01)

Carmen - Fandangos in Space & Dancing on a Cold Wind

Cover art Do you like Jethro Tull? Curved Air? Flamenco dancing? Did you ever wish for a combination of the three? Your wish has come true, and its name is Carmen! And if you don't think they could pull off...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1994-02-01)

Aquelarre - Brumas

Cover art South American reissues usually happen without too much fanfare, and such is the case with this, one of several albums by the 70s Argentinian band Aquelarre - yet this is one that definitely should...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Maxophone - Maxophone

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Ah yes, yet another great Italian band. The closest comparison that I can make is with Locanda delle Fate, but that doesn't quite describe Maxophone. While Locanda was a full, rich seven piece that...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Nova - Blink

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A logical precursor to Brand X, Nova is an Italian fusion band that features the mind-numbing bass and drum interplay of Brand X, but follows through with guitar, sax and vocals as well. Vocals are...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Embryo - Surfin'

Cover art Embryo is one of the seminal German bands from the 60s that have continued to record and perform. Surfin', released in 1975, was their seventh album. Their earlier albums featured...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2013-04-01)

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Celebrate 10 Years of Fruits de Mer – As a special celebration for a decade of cool vinyl releases, our friends at Fruits de Mer records have prepared a limited edition reissue of an album by the first band ever to appear on the label: Schizo Fun Addict. The band is known for unusual release strag » Read more

2017-11-02
Mega Dodo Presents New Charity Album – Our friends at Mega Dodo have put together a lovely compilation of their artists performing new arrangements of nursery rhymes, and all the profits from sales of the album will benefit Save the Children. It features a number of artists we've covered. » Read more

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Maxophone - Maxophone – Ah yes, yet another great Italian band. The closest comparison that I can make is with Locanda delle Fate, but that doesn't quite describe Maxophone. While Locanda was a full, rich seven piece that...  (1993) » Read more

Dream Theater - Awake – Judging by the various opinions that I had heard concerning this album, Awake was either the best album released so far this decade, or a worthless piece of tripe. I opted for believing the...  (1995) » Read more

Various Artists - Unsettled Scores – Five good reasons to buy Unsettled Scores. 1) Doctor Zero, a combination of Univers Zero and Doctor Nerve musicians and their version of "Onde Crepseculaire." Originally penned by Guy Segers...  (1996) » Read more

Dada - Dada & Castle Wall – From the ashes of Charisma, the duo of Mutsuhiko Izumi and Kenji Konishi – both on guitars and synthesizers – released two albums during its existence. Their 1978 debut, entitled Jyo,...  (1996) » Read more

Murat Ses - Culduz – Murat Ses, a Turkish synthesist, has completed his exploration trilogy with Culduz, his first CD release. I was impressed when Murat released Binfen (part two) several years ago. Culduz is a marked...  (2000) » Read more



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