Archive for June 26th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese on stars, Brian May and defying categorization

Something Else! Interview: Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese on stars, Brian May and defying categorization

Over a period of ever-shifting lineups, Edgar Froese has remained the stalwart mastermind of Tangerine Dream — always pushing the envelope, always searching for that next sound. The latest ones come from deep, deep space

Something Else! sneak peek: Earth Wind and Fire, “My Promise”  from Now, Then and Forever (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Earth Wind and Fire, “My Promise” from Now, Then and Forever (2013)

There’s so much here that’s reminiscent of Earth Wind and Fire’s classic late-1970s sound — the urban R&B/pop amalgam, the soaring chorus, the stabbing horns — that it takes a moment to pinpoint what’s different.

Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, others – Tokyo Tapes (1998; 2013 reissue)

Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, others – Tokyo Tapes (1998; 2013 reissue)

A remastered reissue of the 2DVD/CD Tokyo Tapes — bolstered now with a new studio recording of Steve Hackett and John Wetton doing “All Along the Watchtower” — seeks to provide insights into both Genesis and King Crimson.

Reut Regev’s R*Time – exploRing the vibe (2013)

There’s a lot of buzz around ace clarinetist Anat Cohen, but there’s another lady horn player from Israel who deserves a lot of attention, too. Reut Regev plays not reeds but brass, and her trombone knows no bounds in its spunk and personality;

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