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.
'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.
Rick Wakeman has lent his expertise to a variety of recordings – by his own estimation, more than 2,000. uDiscover digs into the best Rick Wakeman songs.
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.
Gong’s energised Acid Motherhood, recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on 30 March 2004.
Proving that the prog/new wave divide wasn’t so vast as everyone thought, ‘Moving Pictures’ found Rush mastering both and reaping the rewards.
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.