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.
Split between elliptical pop songs and minimalistic instrumentals, Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’ is a proto-ambient masterpiece that still resonates today.
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.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
Released in July 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 humor, they can also provide no end of toe-curling fun.
An evocative but nebulous term, this short history of art rock attempts to outline some of the key players and ideas from the genre.
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.
Released in the early 80s, Camel’s ‘The Single Factor’ retains the pioneering prog group’s innate melodic aptitude, and wears its years lightly.
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.
Gong’s energized 'Acid Motherhood,' recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on March 30, 2004.
From iconic soundtrack theme tunes to pioneering electronic work that spans six decades, the best Vangelis songs are a fascinating journey into the unknown.