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.
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.
After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno’s startlingly innovative and influential solo career took flight with the release of ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’.
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 recognised as one of the finest albums of all time. Andy Partridge reveals the full story.
Split between elliptical pop songs and minimalistic instrumentals, Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’ is a proto-ambient masterpiece that still resonates today.
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.
Out on a limb and working in isolation, the finest minds behind experimental German music in the late 60s and early-to-mid-70s left a world-changing legacy.
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.
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.