Mauerspechte mit Das Pink Floyd (’71 Live Show Review)

June 5th 1971, where were you? I wasn’t born yet for a couple of years and if you were around you may have not been at West Germany’s Berliner Sportpalast when The Pink Floyd to the stage that night. It was the first rock concert to be held there using Quadraphonic sound and The Floyd…

The Mute Gods; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Them, I Mean Me

Nick Beggs, session musician extraordinaire and currently bassist for Steven Wilson’s band on tour right now coming to Toronto to play Massey Hall (amazing venue to see shows at btw) on the 1st of March (can’t wait!) has the new release with his put together band of other amazing musicians to form, “The Mute Gods“….

Dive in to the Ocean with Eloy from 1977

The album cover alone screams PROG!, and worth the price of admission alone just for the stellar artwork presented here. Now does the music match the album cover? Absolutely right it does! An equally stellar record of outstanding musicianship from Germany in the late 70’s. We speak of Hanover, West German band , ELOY. Like…

Experimentalism Extreme with Sand the Ultrasonic Seraphim

For a band to release one album then disappear off the radar almost entirely is really quite common. How many bands put out one record and break up or just vanish? Thousands by today’s standards probably, kids putting out albums with the advent of easy to use technology and cheap gear to record right there…

And in the Blink of an Eye, Whoosh! Eiliff (JazzProg Amazingness)

Every now and then you get a band that is just a blip on the radar but they leave such an awesome carbon footprint you just have to see what it’s all about. Formed in the late sixties by Rainer Bruninghaus in Koln, West Germany with Houschäng Nejadepour, Detlev Landmann, Herbert J. Kalveram and Bill…

Ein Paar Worte Uber Die Deutsche Prog Band, Traumhaus

Wilkommen und Guten Tag! Wie gehts? Alles klar? Since we are on the topic recently of German bands I was inspired to stick with the setting and continue on with bands from Deutschland and this time one that doesn’t sing in English! “Traumhaus” (Dream House), evolving out of band called “Zweeback” in the early/mid 90’s…