Archive for February 9th, 2013

‘I can’t honestly say I love them’: Steven Wilson bows out of future work remixing Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘I can’t honestly say I love them’: Steven Wilson bows out of future work remixing Emerson Lake and Palmer

Prog-rocker Steven Wilson has begun a tandem career as one of music’s most respected remixers — having worked on classic albums from King Crimson, Jethro Tull and XTC.

‘I want to play bass again; it’s why I live’: Charlie Haden’s brave fight through a second bout of polio

‘I want to play bass again; it’s why I live’: Charlie Haden’s brave fight through a second bout of polio

Charlie Haden has been stricken a second time by polio symptoms, focusing the legendary jazz bassist off the road. He’ll receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday before the Grammys, but is unsure if he will be able to speak for long.

‘A secret thing that I can’t tell you about yet’: What’s next for King Crimson’s Adrian Belew? He’s not saying

‘A secret thing that I can’t tell you about yet’: What’s next for King Crimson’s Adrian Belew? He’s not saying

King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew mentions a promised solo effort, another tour with some fellow Crimson alums, and a “secret thing” to be announced later this year, in a new talk

Stick Men – Deep (2013)

Stick Men – Deep (2013)

You might have expected, upon hearing that the Stick Men’s forthcoming project would be on a theme of whale watching, that there would follow these cerulean moments of oceanic calm. Instead, Deep hurtles out with a tensile force.

Forgotten series: Lyres – On Fyre (1984; 2012 reissue)

Founded in 1979, Lyres not only spearheaded the 1960s garage rock revival of the following decade, but the Boston, Massachusetts combo also remained kingpins of the scene.

‘There was a connection’: Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan

‘There was a connection’: Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan

“The House of the Rising Sun” is best known as a chart-topping 1964 smash for the Animals. Frontman Eric Burdon says it’s also responsible for pushing Bob Dylan toward rock music.

Buke And Gase – General Dome (2013)

“Buke And Gase” is a two-person outfit as the name implies, all right, but the names pertain to the instruments they play, not the players themselves.

Lisa Germano – No Elephants (2013)

Lisa Germano’s spare fragility, her whispery confidentiality, would come off as too precious if she didn’t pay such great attention to the craftsmanship of her writing. Instead, her new album has enough trenchant, note-perfect images to fill a good-sized lit mag

‘There could still be a Yes’: Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

‘There could still be a Yes’: Chris Squire says time ought not to stop his legendary prog-rock group

Since its late-1960s founding, the pioneering progressive-rock band Yes has seen an ever-shifting line up transform its sound time and time again — to the point that bassist Chris Squire sees the group going on without him.