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Gilli Smyth, RIP

From Orlando Allen's Facebook page:

RIP, Roye Albrighton of Nektar

From Nektar member Derek "Mo" Moore,

"Nektar guitarist Roye Albrighton dies after a long illness.
It is with a heavy Heart I have to report that our music brother Roye Albrighton,after a long illness, died last night in Poole Dorset. His organs just gave out on him. He was fighting against the infection that grasped him until he could fight no more.

New Gong album, Rejoice! I’m Dead!, due in Sept

Gong Lives! Viva Gong!

"Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong.

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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