Progressive »

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

OUT NOW Mani Neumeier is the only member left from Guru Guru’s original line-up, yet this is still a collaborative project. He leads from the drums and takes the vocals but then, he has

Read More »
Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records Mani Neumeier fronts the long-lasting proto-hippy German band, Guru Guru. With fifty years under their belt, a studio album last year and a live album this year, Mani is a busy man,

Read More »
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Ross McGibbon April 27, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD 17th April 2020 Six months on from the screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock of the early nineties albums, “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” comes this reissue offering with ever

Read More »
Jo Quail’s arresting performance at Bristol’s Exchange

Jo Quail’s arresting performance at Bristol’s Exchange

Deborah Finamore September 29, 2019 0

The internationally acclaimed composer and cellist Jo Quail put on a mesmerizing show at the Exchange in Bristol supporting Emma Ruth Rundle on her UK Tour. But it was clear from the fans gathering

Read More »
Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Hawkestrel – “The Future Is Us” and the Hawk universe will go on forever

Ross McGibbon August 19, 2019 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS August 9th, 2019 I don’t know where or when these tracks were laid down and they can’t have been all together in the studio, since at least two of the line-up are

Read More »
Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Southern Lord 19th July 2019 A fascinating experimental guitarist in the heavy mode, Caspar Brotzmann plays with shapes and sound over four lengthy tracks on the first of these offerings, 1992’s Der Abend Der

Read More »
LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Profound Lore 19th July 2019 LINGUA IGNOTA means unknown language, like Hildegard von Bingen used in trances and like Kristin Hayter here shifts into occasionally; a language beyond those that humans know, one that

Read More »
The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom”    A playful, joyful tribute

The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” A playful, joyful tribute

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 0

DARK COMPANION RECORDS 17th May 2019 Robert Wyatt’s songs are lovely. Light as air, free and jazzy, playful and as real as life. Whether ephemeral yet deep love songs to his partner / wife,

Read More »

Warning: Illegal string offset 'background' in /homepages/24/d229457267/htdocs/vanguard-online.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ilc-allground/ilc-cpt.php on line 279