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Latest news: I am currently writing a second edition of the Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, due in the second half of 2016. The new edition will feature more additions to the timeline, interviews with musicians from all over the globe, and a good editing before publication. Thank you to everyone involved!

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Brand X reforms

Original members John Goodsall, Percy Jones and Kenwood Dennard have reformed Brand X and a tour this Fall is in the making. See you in Chicago!

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New Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb

Esoteric Recordings today announced a new Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb, anticipated on September 30th, 2016. Always good news...

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Van Der Graaf Cat's eye Promo clip

Another rare VDGG clip unearthed by Herman Permentier:

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Tangerine Dream Documentary

“Support the crowdfunding campaign for the first #TangerineDreamDocumentary - Let's make the dream come true!

New District 97 video, Snow Country (Live at Boerderij)

#D97Mania is sweeping the nation!

Isao Tomita, RIP

From Isao Tomita's Facebook page:
"Isao Tomita, composer and synthesizer artist, died May 5, 2016 of chronic cardiac failure at 2:51 p.m. at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital. He collapsed around noon in his home and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away with family at his bedside.
Private funeral ceremonies attended only by family took place on May 7th and 8th.
We announce this news with great sadness.

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Magma Documentary, To life, death and beyond

A second documentary on Magma is looking for backers, please give them a look if you are so inclined, I did!

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Documents 1975 > Harmonia

Artist: Harmonia
Label: Grönland Records
Catalog#: CDGRON152
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2016-03-18

Keith Emerson, RIP

Very sad news to report, Keith Emerson took his life today, Friday March 11th at his home in Santa Monica, CA. Evidently the keyboardist suffered neurological damage to his right hand which subsequently led to depression. Truly heartbreaking.

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Prog Kerfuffle

The Enid's Robert John Godfrey recently announced his retirement from touring due to health reasons, and also took the opportunity to "take a swipe at prog musos", including one Steven Wilson. To quote Mr. Godfrey, “The thing that pisses me off so much about the prog scene is that it is “all about” muso rock. It’s all about people like Steve Wilson who possess all the talent and all the production genius (and has made a great name for himself) … but who offer absolutely no content that is memorable or meaningful.

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