From Delia Derbyshire to Tangerine Dream, we celebrate the visionary tech pioneers whose work still has the ability to shock, thrill and perturb.
Proving that the prog/new wave divide wasn’t so vast as everyone thought, ‘Moving Pictures’ found Rush mastering both and reaping the rewards.
A decade before punk was even a thing, ‘White Light/White Heat’ found The Velvet Underground light-years ahead of everyone else.
After leaving Yes, Rick Wakeman’s first solo work, ‘The Six Wives Of Henry VIII,’ was an ambitious concept album that remains a jewel in his crown.
Saluting some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
Seen as a return to Camel's principles, Harbour Of Tears represents an extended rumination on 19th-century Irish famine immigrants heading to America.
After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno’s startlingly innovative and influential solo career took flight with the release of ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’.
After declaring, in 1947, that it was necessary to destroy music, avant-garde composer Pierre Henry built a body of work that pointed to the future.
Prefacing the ambient music which Brian Eno would pursue later on, ‘Before And After Science’ pulled off the feat of uniting “pro” and “anti” punks in 1977.
With his second solo album, ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’, Brian Eno introduced his Oblique Strategies cards, with seductively subversive results.
XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ album was testing to make, but has become recognized as one of the finest albums of all time. Andy Partridge reveals the full story.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
Out on a limb and working in isolation, the finest minds behind experimental German music in the 60s and 70s left a world-changing legacy.
Released at the height of punk, ‘A Farewell To Kings’ nevertheless proved that Rush could make music on their own terms, and take it into the charts.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.