Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
An ambitious album that paid homage to William Blake’s poetry, ‘Tyger’ marked the end of another era for electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream.
Tangerine Dream’s ‘Electronic Meditation’ is an experimental work that leans heavily on Edgar Froese’s tape collages and band improvisation.
A new artist and a new record label were on people's lips in May 1973.
Mike Oldfield’s music has been on everything from movies to computer games. We trace some of the finest Mike Oldfield soundtrack appearances of all time.
The ambitious ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ was recorded on 18 January 1974, as Rick Wakeman recorded live with a choir, an orchestra and a rock group.
Recorded and released in 1977, ‘Encore’ is frequently cited as the definitive live Tangerine Dream album, out of the many classics they recorded.
Gong’s energised Acid Motherhood, recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on 30 March 2004.
Released during their imperial Virgin Records era, ‘Rubycon’ remains one of Tangerine Dream’s most deathlessly compelling albums.
Formed in 1969, Egg were a classic prog rock band that went on to spawn some unusual musical follow-ups, and also released a must-hear debut album.
Released in 1974, almost a year to the day after their debut album, Mirage saw Camel take their unique prog brilliance to a new level.
The guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Hackett is a quiet pioneer. We celebrate some of the best Steve Hackett solos in an always innovative career..
‘Force Majeure’ saw Tangerine Dream close the 70s with one of their most enduring Virgin masterpieces, paving the way for yet another decade of innovation.
Gentle Giant’s final album, ‘Civilian’ shocked many, but was full of hooky, chorus-heavy rock/pop songs as visceral as anything the new wave had to offer.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western “rock” band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album Pergamon.