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"This album was born out of studio improvisations by Glandien with drummer Chris Cutler (Pere Ubu, Henry Cow, Cassiber), and avant tuba player Michael Vogt (Berlin Symphony Orchestra). Listening back to the tapes, the group agreed that the results were a failure. This did not stop them from ripping through a storming live set at Berlin's Anorak club the day after the studio session, but the general mood was that the recordings should be scrapped.
A year later Glandien decided to re-look at the...

Booklets have "teeth marks" from the jewel case, otherwise all good."This album was born out of studio improvisations by Glandien with drummer Chris Cutler (Pere Ubu, Henry Cow, Cassiber), and avant tuba player Michael Vogt (Berlin Symphony Orchestra). Listening back to the tapes, the group agreed that the results were a failure. This did not stop them from ripping through a storming live set at Berlin's Anorak club the day after the studio session, but the general mood was that the recordings...

Glass were a Seattle-based rock trio that existed from the early 70's to the mid 70's. They combined a keyboard-centric progressive rock sound with obvious influences from jazz/rock and most notably Canterbury stylings. They recorded a number of tapes,...

"Back in the Seventies, the brothers Greg & Jeff Sherman and drummer Jerry Cook had a musical project called Glass. Unfortunately, nobody wanted to sign them, even when they decided to leave for the homeland of Progressive rock: Great-Britain!...

Glass were a Seattle-based rock trio that existed from the early 70's to the mid 70's. They combined a keyboard-centric progressive rock sound with obvious influences from jazz/rock and most notably Canterbury stylings (the three musicians in the band...

“First came Dreaming City (2021), followed by Skallagrim – Into the Breach (2022). Now Glass Hammer returns to the cursed realm of Andorath with Part III of their Skallagrim trilogy, AT THE GATE. The album’s narrative concludes the sword and sorcery- inspired tale of the thief with the screaming sword, a “desperate man” who lost his lover and his memory. “At this point in the tale, our protagonist has searched a thousand years to find his lost love,” comments Glass Hammer’s Steve Babb. “The album’s...

“Glass Hammer releases another solid epic with Chronomonaut. Much more melodic and lyrical, the progressive rock elements may remain a bit muted, but the song writing and orchestration is excellent. Added instrumentation, winds and strings, add another layer to their repertoire. Track 4 "The Past is the Past" stands out as a longer more progressive work that I keep going back to. Enjoy the variety of vocals and guest artists, Matthew Parmenter (vocals) and Chris Herin from Discipline is a pleasant...

Glass Hammer - a band so musically extravagant that their double live albums expand to fill 3 discs!

"Recorded at RoSFest 2015, Glass Hammer “Double Live” marks the bands first live album in over ten years. It features epic tracks from the band’s critically acclaimed albums Perelandra, Shadowlands, The Inconsolable Secret, IF and The Breaking Of The World.

Prog Magazine declared Glass Hammer’s RoSfest 2015 performance, “…the boldest set of the weekend. Steve Babb and Fred Schendel have...

“Glass Hammer returns to the world of The Inconsolable Secret with 2020’s Dreaming City. Perhaps the group’s most powerful musical statement to date, the album tells the story of a “desperate man…as doomed as they come” who must fight his way through a spectrum of horrors to rescue his lover. We find out early in the album that the protagonist has only three days to find her before she dies; a dilemma which sets the stage for all that is to come and guarantees an emotional roller-coaster ride for the...

“Let's keep this short and sweet: Lex Rex is a superbly crafted masterpiece. The musicianship is second to none, definitely on par with the likes of Yes and early Genesis. The songwriting is top notch, telling a very compelling story that's interesting from start to finish. And the quality of the music itself is beyond reproach. Glass Hammer is, without a doubt, one of the world's most underrated progressive bands. A must have for any true fan of symphonic progressive rock.”-progarchives

Glass Hammer are a long-time progressive rock band (this is their fourteenth album!) whose lead singer, Jon Davison, was chosen by Yes to replace Benoit David who in turn had replaced Jon Anderson, but he remains a member of Glass Hammer as well and...

Glass Hammer are a long-time progressive rock band whose lead singer, Jon Davison was chosen by Yes to replace Benoit David who in turn had replaced Jon Anderson, but he remains a member of Glass Hammer as well. What does this mean? Well, Jon always...

Steve Babb - keyboards, bass, vocals
Fred Schendel - keyboards, guitars, vocals
Aaron Raulston - drums
Hannah Pryor - vocals
with:
Brian Brewer - guitar
Reese Boyd - guitar

“Glass Hammer returns to the world of the Dreaming City with the follow-up album, SKALLAGRIM ― INTO THE BREACH. The album continues the tale of the thief with the screaming sword, a “desperate man” who lost his lover and his memory. “It’s over the top, and meant to be,” comments Glass Hammer’s Steve

Glass Hammer are a long-time progressive rock band (this is their seventeenth studio album!) who are based around the co-leadership of Fred Schendel (keyboards) and Steve Babb (bass).

Other than those two, a huge number of players have passed...

"Once they hit their first stride early in the mid Nineties with `Perelandra', American progressive rock band Glass Hammer have delivered a consistently strong series of symphonic-prog albums, earning the well-deserved reputation as one of the premier modern bands playing in that style along the way. Two of their albums in particular, first 2002's `Lex Rex' and the epic double-set `The Inconsolable Secret' three years later are often considered modern symphonic classics (and fans of the group will...

Never-before recorded early/middle period work from one of the most influencial composers of the 20th century.

"Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' A Madrigal Opera performed by Finland's Ooppera Skaala..

It says this: "Orange Mountain Music's new release of "Philip Glass - Analog" contains three seminal works in Glass's musical history. In the late 1970's, Philip Glass was asked by two film producers, Francois de Menil and Barbara Rose, to write music for a film they were producing. The Film was "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor" and it was Glass's first film score, predating even Koyaanisquatsi. The score took its titles from the names of di Silvero sculptures shown in the film, including Etoile Polaire (North...

Two classics by Glass, Music in Fifths and Music in Similar Motion, as well as another early work that is very rarely heard, How Now, all performed by Steffen Schleiermacher and ensemble.

"Always the same melody, forever the same rhythm...

"Philip Glass' one act chamber opera In the Penal Colony was composed in 2000. The libretto is by Rudolph Wurlitzer and based on a story by Franz Kafka. Scored for string quintet and two singers, this world premiere recording by the Music Theatre Wales...

This is one of Phil's greatest works, imo and the fact that you can own this 3 hour 1970s classic of minimalism for under $30.00 is a truly great thing. Recommended!

"Philip Glass' Music In Twelve Parts may be the most seminal work of the minimalist movement. The entire four-hour piece has come to be viewed as a summation of all of Glass' achievements of the period and came to inform many of the composer's later works. A massive piece written for the composer's own group of musicians, the Philip....

This is Philip Glass' Piano Etudes No 1-10 as performed on by an ensemble of steel drums! What a great idea and as soon as I heard about it, I knew it would work; Glass' style is perfect for the steel drum and after hearing the album, I am happy to...

"Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' opera Orphée, performed by a renowned cast of soloists including Philip Cutlip as Orphée, Lisa Saffer as la Princesse and the Portland Opera Orchestra conducted by...

Philip Glass' Symphony No. 6 - Plutonian Ode was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Brucknerhaus Linz to celebrate the composer's 65th birthday. The work's libretto was written by his late friend, Allen Ginsberg. Glass explains, 'During the last ten ...

"Orange Mountain Music presents the world-premiere recording of Philip Glass' seventh symphony, the Toltec, performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Written in 2004, the symphony is Glass' dedication to the Toltec...

"The Los Angeles Philharmonic's ongoing policy of commissioning new works certainly paid off with Philip Glass' big, new Ninth Symphony written for a large, powerhouse orchestra, a co-commission with the Bruckner Orchester Linz who with Dennis Russell...

"Orange Mountain's fourth volume documenting the concertos by Philip Glass features the world premiere recording of the composer's 2010 Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, performed by violinist Tim Fain and cellist Wendy Sutter. The work...

"Orange Mountain Music presents The Philip Glass Ensemble -- A Retrospective, a two disc set of repertoire from the group's forty-year career. Previously released as an iTunes only download, this live recording from a concert in Monterey Mexico in 2006...

I discovered 'the minimalists' when I heard Steve Reich's "Music For Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ" on WGTB in 1975 and thought it was the most beautiful music I had ever heard (still do, to a certain extent). As soon as I learned that there was ...

“Over a period of many years, filmmaker Mickey Lemle set about capturing a portrait of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, now in his mid-80s, as he travelled the world talking about his life, compassion, his disciplines, and his work. The film commissioned original music from Philip Glass and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. The score is performed by Glass and Michael Riesman on pianos, Tenzin Choegyal on vocals and various Tibetan instruments, Tim Fain on Violin, Robert Black on double bass, and the...

"A delightful album with excellent instrumentation...a great listen."--Peter Cooper. "Philip Glass's serious work in the field of "world music" was recognized long before the term entered popular vocabulary. One of the most fruitful experiences was...

I discovered 'the minimalists' when I heard Steve Reich's "Music For Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ" on WGTB in 1975 and thought it was the most beautiful music I had ever heard (still do, to a certain extent). As soon as I learned that there was a 'school' of this music, I bought all I could find (easier said than done in the pre-'net days - you youngsters don't know how lucky you have it now) and read Michael Nyman's book that touched on this music.
Of course, I quickly read about Steve's....

“Itaipu is a place between Brazil and Paraguay and hosts a large hydro-electric dam. This album is a work of massive proportions much like the creation of the Itaipu dam. On this work Glass makes good use of a heavy brass section combined with a large chorus and is around 40 minutes in length, spread over 4 movements. The extensive choral work is written in the language of the Giuranni Indians. Glass often chooses obscure languages for the effect of distance. This is a powerful pair of compositions and...


"'Dieter Glawischnig, born in Graz in 1938, is still alive (March 2015)", according to the short biography that he wrote himself. It should be added that this Austrian musician, composer, educator and musicologist is successful in all four fields. He was already a pianist as a child, a trumpet player as a teenager in addition, band co-founder for the first time at the age of 26 and back on the piano in the meantime. His groups were called Neighbours, with whom he recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred...


"This group from Genoa made one of the more noteworthy Italian albums of 1970. Gleemen played a heavy brand of progressive rock, with electric guitar in the spotlight. Their music still contained remnants from the late 60s psychedelics with...

Gleeson, of course, was the great synthesist with Mwandishi and this is like an updating of that nearly 50 years later! Features Bennie Maupin, a.o. Very good and very electric / assembled.

“Patrick Gleeson’s deliciously compelling collection of remixed jazz improvisations, originally released in 2007. Adroitly created, this avant-garde collection of eight loosely-structured tone poems is wildly experimental, what Lang once described as “dense jazz–inflected electro acoustic collage.” Beneath the..


“Between March 1972 and their final performance at The Nottingham Boat Club in August 1975, the Global Village Trucking Company played 390 gigs. In that time, they gained many friends, fans and admirers. A Global Village gig was always a special occasion, full of unexpected moments and often passages of true inspiration. They were constantly pushing and stretching the boundaries, with a huge appetite for improvisation that often took them to giddy musical heights. It was for good reason that they were...

"The Globe Unity Orchestra’s music is still like a promise. A commitment to a future-oriented process. Belief in an always developing form. At the same time, quite real sounds and rhythms are produced in a space they fill with unexpected energy..."

"The Globe Unity Orchestra is not just an ensemble of enormous historical importance to jazz but one which proves the continuing relevance of its self-imposed task.
The present line-up, encompassing musicians of several generations and nationalities, lives up to the responsibility of producing genuinely new music, rejecting the commonplace and avoiding cliché, each time they play together. As if to contradict those who accuse the Globe Unity Orchestra (and free jazz in general) of predictability...


This band are from Cookeville, TN, home of The Hosemobile! They are a trio of
Mike Littrell-guitar
Cale Koester-bass
Brad Schroeder-drums
and they even sort of operate somewhere in the same basic sphere of instrumental math rock / post rock, although now is now and then was then. Y'know?
But they are a great little outfit as listening to either of the two clips below will show you and can safely recommended to fans of 'modern, non-retro' progressive rock, ala Us, Today or Crown Lar

Randy Gloss - all percussion, composition, and production

*****5 STARS*****from LA Weekly
"Gloss is a true master of almost anything that can be hand-struck, which he so eloquently demonstrates with sounds and textures that blend together in a delicious confectionary for the ear." —L.A. Weekly

*****5 STARS*****from Percussive Notes
"This album is an opportunity to hear one of America’s great percussion virtuosi in a solo context in which Randy Gloss quite literally brings you a..

I saw this great Richmond group whose members also play in other great better and less known ensembles such as Fight the Big Bull, OMBAK, No BS Brass Band, Bio Ritmo, etc. in May, 2010. Led by guitarist and composer Scott Burton, the band also features...

"Part recorded in the studio part live, Gnawa Bambara features a number of tracks choosen from a vast repertoire and provides an opportunity for an authentic encounter with one of the most interesting and culturally and spiritually fertile North African..

Recordings of the incredible, famous trance music of the Gnawa. [Felmay/Robi Droli]

Gnidrolog were a somewhat obscure, early 70's UK progressive band who recorded two albums, both of which were originally released in 1972.
Sometimes it sounds a little like Gryphon, at other times a hint of VDGG shows, but mostly it sounds like Gnidrolog. Definitely quirky and perhaps an acquired taste, but a really good band who never really had the chance to develop the audience they deserved.
This includes 2 previously unreleased tracks from 1969 and 2 previously unreleased BBC recordings...

Good improvised rock music from a Finnish trio of guitar, keyboards and drums. "Gnomus is a group that plays experimental improvised music = asopposed to playing pre-composed pieces the music of Gnomus shapesitself during the performance. The music evo...