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Dylan Howe Subterranean, New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

Drummer and son Dylan Howe has released his take on some of David Bowie's Berlin-era music, on an album titled Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie's Berlin. Think of it as very much a jazzy brother to Phillip Glass' Low Symphony. Highest recommendations!

Krankschaft 3

Krankschaft have a new studio album out, original tunes from Steve Pond and a previously unheard track written by Bob Calvert. Highest recommendations!

New Faust Album, j U S t

Jean-Herve Peron and Diermeyer have released a new Faust album, j U S t, pronounced "just us". It's out on Bureau B, available on CD and Vinyl. I'm off to get mine tonight.

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All That Might Have Been > Hammill, Peter

Artist: Peter Hammill
Label: Fie!
Catalog#: 9137X
Format: CD
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 2014-11

Ultra-Deluxe Pretty Things Box Set due February 23rd

Just announced, February 23rd 2015 will see an ultra-deluxe box set of the Pretty Things catalog, entitled "Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky". All 11 studio albums on CD, 2 CDs of unreleased tracks and rarities, 2 DVDs (including amazing two hour documentary MIDNIGHT TO SIX 1965-71), vinyl acetate repro with 4 unreleased 1964-67 demos, massive hardcover book written by Mike Stax + family tree, and other inserts. Limited edition of 2,000 copies!

One More Red Night: Live In Chicago > District 97

Artist: District 97 with John Wetton
Label: Cherry Red
Catalog#: PP002CD
Format: CD
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2014-10

Mass Media Stars > Acqua Fragile

Artist: Acqua Fragile
Label: Import Records
Catalog#: IMP 1005
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1974-10
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The Acqua Fragile story begins in 1971 in the city of Parma with two bands, Il Moschettieri ("The Musketeers") and Gli Immortali ("The Immortals"). The former included bassist Franz Dondi, keyboardist Maurizio Mori and guitarist Gino Campanini and supported The Rolling Stones on their first Italian tour; while the latter offered vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti and drummer and primary composer Piero Canavera. The new band, spotted and adopted by Premiata Forneria Marconi and their management, spent the next couple of years supporting many foreign acts in Italy.

New Gong album I See You

The new album from Gong I See You is up for preorder with spoiler samples on the Planetgong website. The album features Daevid Allen, plus Orlando Allen, Ian East, David Sturt, Fabio Golfetti and Kavus Torabi. Due early November on Madfish UK label. Our thoughts and positive energy are with Daevid Allen, who is currently going through treatment for a tumor on his neck, and his recovery.

Caronte > Trip, The

Artist: Trip (19)
Label: RCA Italiana
Catalog#: PSL 10509
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1971
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The Trip were an Anglo-Italian group that had origins in London. Enrico “Riki” Maiocchi, of the pop group I Camaleonti, recruited a young Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Gray and Avrid Andersen, among others, and moved to Turin, Italy. Blackmore bowed out early, and was replaced by organist Joe Vescovi; but by the time the band recorded their first album in 1970 for RCA Italiana, Maiocchi was out too. Their debut finds The Trip mixing blues rock with heavy organ and rich harmonies, and some classical influences.

David Bowie Is... Chicago

I had the great fortune of seeing "David Bowie Is..." exhibit at the V&A in London last year. Today marks the opening of the exhibit here in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, its only North American stop. There are many events coinciding with the exhibit, including a few classic albums being performed live, including The Disappears performing Low on November 22nd. Don't miss any of it!

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