The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where ‘Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably’. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him
I suspect that for most people reading this blog, the words ‘Foley Bololey’ will be an instantly recognisable part of their own Canterbury lexicon in a similar way to ‘Punkweed’ or the Octave Doctors. Robert Wyatt’s Learesque lyrics from which this snippet was take…
Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier pick their favourite tracks and reflect on two decades of pioneering electropop
In the 70s, there was Kraftwerk; German and electronic. Simultaneously, also German and electronic, there was Tangerine Dream. Though by no means antagonistic, they were opposite in every respect. Founded by the late Edgar Froese in 1967 in Berlin, Tangerine Dream arose from the short-lived but immensely significant Zodiak Free Arts Lab, co-founded by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, later of Cluster and Conrad Schnitzler.
Nowplaying… the lowest of the Lowes.
“.@burningshednews & @Bandcamp are both artist-friendly businesses that fulfill media physically & digitally in collaboration with musicians. They’re both run by great people who have musicians’ best interests at heart. Both offer artists a majority of revenue, yet are profitable.”
Yet Spotify, run by the biggest pieces of unimaginable filth in the entire history of the music industry, which catastrophically rips off musicians and indie labels in an incomprehensible, reprehensible way by paying them next to nothing, is still losing money hand over fist.
— Innerviews (@Innerviews) August 5, 2019
An open letter to the Mixcloud community about why we’re changing our playback experience
These proposed changes annoyed me at first but then I reflected on all of the free listening I’ve enjoyed over the years. I feel inclined to pay for that premium (hate that word) subscription now. I use Mixcloud a lot and it seems only fair to contribute something.
Sid Smith looks back at some of the musical currents that emerged half a century ago to make 1969 quite a special year and one worth celebrating…
A tribute to all the great music released in 1969.