Credit, or blame, Mike Oldfield for the new age movement that followed his groundbreaking 1973 effort Tubular Bells. If anything, though, his dance-oriented new sequel Tubular Beats blows that old notion to bits.
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‘Tangerine Dream will not be sailing’: Cruise to the Edge changes lineup after Edgar Froese’s nasty fall
Tangerine Dream has pulled out of Yes’ Cruise to the Edge, just weeks before its March 25, 2013 launch, after band founder Edgar Froese was injured in a nasty fall. Froese broke his hand and his jaw in the mishap, leading to surgery.
‘It turned into some decent music’: Tony Levin kept David Bowie’s secret while at work on the amazing new Stick Men release
A first-call bassist boasting appearances on more than 500 albums, Tony Levin is giving nothing away to age, even as he approaches his 67th birthday.
Co-founder Nick Mason says he doesn’t hear a lot of new music that reminds him of Pink Floyd’s record-smashing space-rock release Dark Side of the Moon, even four decades later.
When listening to instrumental rock groups like Guapo, I realize how broad is that term “instrumental rock” because it can connote prog rock, art rock, fusion jazz, post-rock, experimental rock, kraut rock and avant-garde.
Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Burn Out My Eyes” from Journey to the Centre of the Eye (1971; 2013 reissue)
Nektar’s 1971 prog-psych classic Journey to the Centre of the Eye is being reissued, and you can sample a key cut here through this exclusive stream from Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid Records.
Best of February 2013: Readers pick Henry McCullough, Justin Hayward, Levon Helm, Steven Wilson, Robben Ford
Neo-progger Steven Wilson’s stirring new album spends a second month in the reader’s poll at Something Else!, joined by new tributes to Wings’ Henry McCullough and the Band’s Levon Helm.
‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now’: Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him
As Yes prepares to kick off a new tour featuring performances of three classic albums, departed co-founding frontman Jon Anderson wonders what might have been. See, he was the one who first floated the concept.
Greg Lake offers something greater than mere retrospective here — though, certainly, there are familiar tunes from King Crimson and ELP. With its powerful sense of reminiscence, Songs of a Lifetime ultimately becomes a more personal journey.
Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album
When neo-progger Steven Wilson says he loves the texture and scope of music from the 1970s, he doesn’t just mean classic recordings by the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. He means all of it — ABBA, jazz, the Bee Gees, all of it.