#612 Bo Hansson – Lord Of The Rings

I bought this for a couple of euros at a record fair in the Netherlands. I’d never heard of the artist and was attracted to it purely by the album cover and the concept. I love concept albums, just the concept of them is great. It’s the difference between the album as a novel telling … Continue reading #612 Bo Hansson – Lord Of The Rings

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#987 Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason

A David Gilmour solo album in all but name, and it was the rights to the Pink Floyd name that was being wrangled over with Roger Waters whilst this album was recorded on Gilmour’s Thames houseboat. Released in 1987, it has a very glossy late 80s-sounding production which dates it somewhat, but it stands up … Continue reading #987 Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason

#529 Peter Gabriel – ‘2’

Some people like to call this album Scratch. I don’t, because that’s not its actual name. It’s Gabriel’s second solo album, a bit more pedestrian than the first due in part to the rather murky production and more conventional song structures. Conventional for Gabriel that is, you’d still describe this as ‘art rock’ or ‘prog … Continue reading #529 Peter Gabriel – ‘2’

#1366 Various Artists – Electronic Sound: Krautrock Sampler

This is a free CD from Electronic Sound magazine, a geeky music magazine for music geek-freaks like myself covering a wide range of styles and sounds as long as they’re electronically generated in some shape or form. It’s been going for a few years now, but I only came across last year, and this year … Continue reading #1366 Various Artists – Electronic Sound: Krautrock Sampler

#1208 Soft Machine – The Soft Machine Vol. One

One of several bands who have taken inspiration from William S Burroughs. Whether that puts you off, or turns you on is a matter of taste, but for lovers of psychedelia, jazz-rock or early progressive rock, Soft Machine’s first album, the ambitiously titled Volume One, offers a smorgasbord of each, effortlessly sandwiched together in a … Continue reading #1208 Soft Machine – The Soft Machine Vol. One