uDiscover Music salutes some of the finest, most out-there prog rock artists from outside the UK: long may their Mellotrons resonate down the years.
Creating a deep space of its own, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks’ found Brian Eno conjuring the feeling of man’s first walk on the moon.
After declaring, in 1947, “It is necessary to destroy music,” avant-garde composer Pierre Henry built a body of work that pointed to the future.
Released in 1971, ‘Banana Moon’, the debut album by Gong mainman Daevid Allen, took nothing seriously and attracted high-profile fans such as David Bowie.
Death discs can be hard to defend, but for those with a robust sense of humour, they can also provide no end of toe-curling fun.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
The first chapter in Gong’s ‘Radio Gnome Invisible’ trilogy, ‘Flying Teapot’ established the wayward mystique of this most idiosyncratic of bands.
From Delia Derbyshire to Tangerine Dream, we celebrate the visionary tech pioneers whose work still has the ability to shock, thrill and perturb.
If Brian Eno’s name appears anywhere in an album’s credits, enlightened listeners will sit forward. uDiscover introduces the best Brian Eno songs.
Released in the early 80s, Camel’s ‘The Single Factor’ retains the pioneering prog group’s innate melodic aptitude, and wears its years lightly.
‘Music For Installations’ is an appropriately illuminating celebration of Brian Eno’s parallel work with music, light and video.
Ahead of shows in the US, UK and Europe, Ahmet Zappa promises “a smorgasbord of awesome” from The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa.
The first concept album in Gentle Giant’s formidable body of work, ‘Three Friends’ remains a well-loved record that hints at greater glories to come.
One of Rush’s most urgent and impassioned works, ‘Grace Under Pressure’ continues to press buttons in a brand-new era of age-old paranoia.