Something is always killing music. This Christmas it was the collapse into administration of HMV, the last major high street retailer of CDs and vinyl, following “extremely weak” holiday trading. Hearteningly, people reacted less with indifference towards a fallen corporate giant and more in sadness at the loss of a venue for musical exploration and life-changing epiphanies.
Growing up in the 70's I listened to a lot of prog rock...Genesis, Yes, King Crimson. I still listen to this music & have been on a big prog rock binge lately. I pulled this 3 year old mix out of the Low Light Mixes archive because I figured that Mixcloud & Facebook folks may not have heard it. For this mix I stayed away from obvious choices like ELP, Genesis, Yes etc. Instead I used artists such as PFM, Egg, Gilgamesh, Le Orme, etc. With a well known artist like Pink Floyd, I picked cuts from less well known albums. This mix is definitely not a best of prog rock. It's just a collections of tunes that work well together.
This is a great mix. Very few of the “usual suspects” and it all flows together really well.
Another nice connection made via micro.blog.
With widdly-woo guitars and albums about mythic priests, Rush became the biggest cult band in North America. Frontman Geddy Lee picks out his favourite songs from their back catalogue
I take issue with “widdly-woo” but a good article/read.
This is a brilliant idea.
The defiant soundtrack of Brazil in the late ’60s and early ’70s, including classics by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Tom Zé, and more
About to turn 84 and still going strong, Hans-Joachim Roedelius has led a long and extraordinary life, which has taken in Nazi Germany, postwar turmoil, the birth of Krautrock and working with Michael Rother and Brian Eno among others. His mind, however, is fixed on the present and the future, he tells David Stubbs
I need to watch this now and again. It’s a real tonic.