Add equal parts Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, ’60s psychedelia, and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light-era poly-rhythmic Afrobeat, sprinkle a dash of ’70s disco with a chaser of Flaming Lips on-stage spectacle fun, then mix it one tall glass and you have the original sound of the Golden Dawn Arkestra. This is an intoxicating brew that’s best taken in doses long and slow, with a steady infectious beat.
Excellent addition to any prog folk music collection
The Sallyangie biography
This early folk duo of Mike Oldfield and sister Sally were ‘discovered’ by PENTANGLE guitarist John Renbourn in 1967 when Mike and his sister were both still in their teens and playing acoustic music in regional clubs. The two recorded a lone album (‘Children of the Sun’) for Transatlantic in 1969, and disbanded shortly after following a brief tour.
Seven Impale. One of the best new bands of 2014. They start off in fusion and then travel wheresoever they please, and do so with style and ease. Their whole album is wonderful listening from start to finish, showing off a range of genres and instrumentations. They come across as a proghead's dream, being heavily indebted to several past masters, notably Crimson and the Giant, but with their own modern and unique take on it that leaves one floored and then begging for more.
Limbo is a secluded colony of child-vampires who are anything between 4 and 120 years old, all having all been victims of 'shameless' adult vampires.
The debut CD release from Heliopolis! Featuring former members of Mars Hollow, Rocket Scientists, Ten Jinn, and Gabble Ratchet! Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, “City of the Sun,” while simultaneously undertaking a string of acclaimed live performances where the band proved their viability and commitment to excellence onstage, wowing audiences with their energy, intensity, musicianship and songwriting. Comprised of former members of acclaimed progressive rock acts Mars Hollow, Ten Jinn, and Genesis tribute Gabble Ratchet, Heliopolis features veteran musicians Jerry Beller (drums and vocals), Matt Brown (keyboards and vocals), Kerry Chicoine (bass and vocals), Mike Matier (guitars), and Scott Jones (voice)…
In a remote corner of Northern Canada, in the coldest inhabited part of the planet, French scientists, France and Eric have decided to drop anchor. A few kilometers away from an isolated Inuit community, they have chosen to bring up their two little girls (aged two and five) in this magic and harsh environment to fully experience the Arctic way of life.
More than half a million American GIs served in the Vietnam war. The last of them departed the country 40 years ago leaving behind girlfriends and thousands of the so called 'Amerasian' children they had fathered. Sue Lloyd Roberts follows two American veterans on a dramatic and emotional journey as they return to Saigon looking for their children.