Arkham - Arkham
This title is now out of print. Last few.
Arkham are one of the lost legends of early 70's European progressive rock, They were formed in Bruxelles in 1970 by keyboardist Jean-Luc Manderlier & drummer Daniel Denis, along with a bassist. They were probably the most popular progressive rock band in Belgium during their lifetime, playing numerous gigs & festivals, but the band eventually broke up in 1972, when Christian Vander invited Daniel & Jean-Luc to join Magma. Jean-Luc stayed for some time, performing on their Mekanik Destructiw Kommandoh album, while Daniel only stayed a short while, before eventually returning to Belgium and eventually founding Univers Zero. An all instrumental trio/quartet (late in the band's life, they added electric flugelhornist Claude Deron), their sound was comparable to an original, continental take on Canterbury style bands such as Soft Machine, Egg & Caravan. Despite their popularity & influence, due to their early demise no recordings have ever been released until now! Includes an 8 page booklet with astounding period photos & a short history of the band written by Daniel & Jean-Luc. Note that while these tapes have been carefully remastered from concerts & rehearsals from over 30 years ago, they are not up to modern day recording standards.