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    [–] Nathan's Advice on Buying Winter Tires rayway27 1 points ago in nathanforyou

    Fricc I’m a fool thanks for informing me.

    [–] Electronic prog? rayway27 10 points ago in progrockmusic

    Tangerine Dream

    [–] Nathan's Advice on Buying Winter Tires rayway27 0 points ago in nathanforyou

    Can’t stand the laugh track. Ruins great comedy for me.

    [–] Moving Gelatine Plates - Astromonster rayway27 2 points ago in CanterburyScene

    Love the first song from this album.

    [–] Syd Arthur - Ode to the Summer rayway27 1 points ago in CanterburyScene

    Thank you! I’ve downloaded the first album and will listen tonight.

    [–] If I love Bruford the band, what other artists would you recommend? rayway27 1 points ago in progrockmusic

    No problem. I love Caravan and have a few of their albums on vinyl. Apparently the whole distorted organ tone came about when soft machine was touring with Jimi Hendrix and Hendrix suggested they put a fuzz pedal on the organ because they didn’t have a guitar player. Mont Campbell gave the engineer a copy of the first soft machine album and said “I want my album to sound like this” when making the first egg album. I assume caravan did the same. Crazy how one idea influenced so many bands in Canterbury and outside. I’ll definitely check out those behind the music columns. Also I’d like to share a band I ran into since writing my original response. Moving gelatine plates is a French band that was basically unknown due to a lack of money (the bass player never owned his own bass). However, their second album is the best I’ve heard since of queues and cures. Highly recommend, it’s called the world of genius hans. I’ve been meaning to write to Mr. Stewart, so your anecdote is encouraging.

    Edit: One more thing haha! Apparently when Hatfield toured with Gilgamesh they performed a 40 minute epic composition as a double quartet (2 keys, 2 guitar... etc.) of which there is only one recording in possession of Dave Stewart! Maybe a letter will convince him to release it, who knows.

    [–] Give Me Your Favorites rayway27 1 points ago in progrockmusic

    Of queues and cures and space shanty are god tier.

    [–] Syd Arthur - Ode to the Summer rayway27 1 points ago in CanterburyScene

    Haven’t listened to Syd Arthur yet. What album should I start with?

    [–] Gilgamesh - One end More / Phil’s Little Dance / Worlds of Zin (1975) rayway27 2 points ago in CanterburyScene

    No problem. It took me a while to run into Gilgamesh as well. You probably know Alan gowen (national health) played keys and the guitar player also later played for national health Phil lee. Apparently when touring with Hatfield they would do a double quartet, 2 drums keys etc. and there is a 40 minute composition that the double quartet played, of which there is only one recording in possession of Dave Stewart.

    [–] If I love Bruford the band, what other artists would you recommend? rayway27 1 points ago in progrockmusic

    National Health, Bruford, Egg, and Hatfield are my favorite bands, and Dave Stewart is probably my favorite musician at the moment. These are some great albums you would be interested in that are connected to these projects and Dave Stewart.

    • Gilgamesh (1975) - Led by Alan Gowen, who played keys with Dave Stewart on the first National Health album. Toured with Hatfield and the North and eventually merged with them to form the first incarnation of National Health. Phil Lee plays guitar, and also played on the first National Health album. Featuring other familiar names: Richard Sinclair (Caravan, Hatfield, National Health), Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Mont Campbell (Egg, National Health). Gowen was good friends with Stewart and he has a more improvisational and jazzy feel than Stewart. Check out their first album.
    • Khan - Space Shanty (1974) - Incredible one-shot album led by the guitar of Steve Hillage (Gong, Egg, National Health) and the organ of Dave Stewart. Amazing album with great organ and guitar interplay. The title track is one of my favorite songs of all time, featuring an insane Dave Stewart solo in 13/4 time followed by a crazy Hillage echoplex guitar solo. It's a shame they only recorded one album.
    • National Health - Missing Pieces (1976-1977) - The lineup of this album will make you cream your pants. Stewart and Gowen (Gilgamesh) on keys, Phil Miller (Hatfield, Matching Mole) Phil Lee (Gilgamesh) and Steve Hillage(!!!) on guitar, John Greaves (Henry Cow) and Mont Campbell (Egg) on bass, Pip Pyle (Khan, Gong, Hatfield) and BILL BRUFORD!!! on drums. Also Amanda Parsons on vocals (Hatfield). Most of the songs are written by Mont Campbell and Stewart, and they are insanely complex. Stewart and Campbell had a friendly challenge to see who could write the most complex pieces, and they really go for it. Campbell takes the cake with Zabaglione. This is a real treat and it features little fun bonus tracks such as an impromptu audience performance of Phlakaton from Of Queues and Cures. Nothing but good things to say about this.

    [–] Ottowa Company rayway27 2 points ago in CanterburyScene

    Very cool, thank you! Son of there’s no place like homerton is my favorite song from that album. That fugue in 11/4 sounds insane, wish they had left it on.

    [–] Thicc As A Bricc rayway27 2 points ago in progrockmusic

    High-quality shitpost. /r/ProgRockCirclejerk will enjoy

    [–] Hard driving progressive rick albums/artists? rayway27 2 points ago in progrockmusic

    They’ve got a cover of Zappa’s King Kong on this album, and the song “The Mexicans” is really good too.