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Fripp & Eno – Evening Star

by TW on February 27, 2013

Fripp & Eno – Evening Star Evening Star is the second album guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardist Brian Eno recorded together. In this and the duo’s previous release, No Pussyfooting, we hear the further development of Eno’s ambient music, which would play a much bigger role in his future recordings.  Fripp would follow a similar […]

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Zweiton – Form

by TW on February 9, 2013

  Zweiton – Form A gem that we’d regrettably overlooked here at classicrockmusicblog.com was released in May 2012 on the outstanding Unsung Records label.  Touch guitarist Alexander Dowerk and percussionist Alexis Paulus unite as Zweiton and they unleashed their debut album, Form, to the growing legion of fans of the U8 Touch Guitar.  The U8 […]

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Kansas – Song for America

by TW on December 3, 2012

  Kansas – Song For America I finally did it!  Thirty-some years after I’d begun, I’ve now completed my collection of releases by the original recording line-up of Kansas.  With my acquisition of Two For The Show a few years ago (replacing my long lost 8-track version, Thanks, Todd!) and now, the one I’d never […]

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Gavin Harrison & 05Ric – The Man Who Sold Himself Porcupine Tree and King Crimson drummer, Gavin Harrison, is one of the most prolific percussionists in the business.  While his extensive resume of studio and live recordings over the past 30 years exhibit his work with top names in European and American prog rock, jazz, […]

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Joni Mitchell – Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm In 1988, veteran pop singer Joni Mitchell was working through a contract with Geffen Records and trying to recapture some of the magic that she’d enjoyed with the successes earlier in her career.  The success would prove fleeting, but Mitchell’s attempts would bring very clever experiments […]

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As the year winds down, I wanted to share my list of favorite albums from 2011. In the mix are some old favorites given new life along with a handful of brand new recordings. 10. Opeth, Heritage – I’ve been on the fence with Opeth for years. I respect band leader Mikael Åkerfeldt and his commitment […]

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Wobbler is a five-piece progressive rock band hailing from Norway that has just released its third album, Rites At Dawn. The seven-track disc is a feast for fans of early ‘70’s progressive rock. Threads of bands such as ELP, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Nektar and Yes run throughout Wobbler’s music, with plenty […]

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What does my lovely and long-suffering girlfriend buy me for Christmas?  Me, with my dissonant rants about the “genius” of various prog rock guitar legends; she with her love of the music from a time, decades past, when popular music was embracing new and exciting experiments brought to teenagers through the wonders of early MTV; […]

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There are Deadheads and then there are “Crimheads,” those fans who collect the live recordings of King Crimson and the activities and offshoots of members past and present. Fortunately, Crimheads – a moniker I proudly wear myself – have a sizable catalog of live performances to access via DGM’s online archives. Whether you’re interested in […]

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Sigur Ros – ( ) What do we make of a recording that has no title, no album credits, no song titles, and minimal cover art?  This is the product delivered to American audiences by the Icelandic post-rock quartet Sigur Ros in October 2002, and which is commonly known as ( ), a title taken […]

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