Morgen was an American psychedelic rock band formed in Long Island. Their only album, “Morgen”, is considered one of the best heavy American psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s.
Morgen was founded in 1968 by Steve Morgen, Bobby Rizzo, Murray Schiffrin, Mike Ratti, and Barry Stock. Originally, the band was named “Morgen’s Dreame Spectrum” but was later changed to simply “Morgen”.
In 1969, record label Probe (ABC) released the group’s sole offering.
Syrinx & the Toronto Repertory Orchestra – “Ibistix”
In Memoriam for Alan Wells, percussionist for Syrinx who passed away Nov 3, 2010. The founding members of Syrinx were Alan, John Mills Cockell, synthesizers and keyboards, and Doug Pringle, saxophones.
Comus are a British progressive folk band who had a brief career in the early 1970s. Their first album, First Utterance, brought them a cult following, which persists. They reunited in 2009, and have played several festivals and released a new album.
Excerpt of a live performance of Careful With That Axe Eugene (with overdubbed sound taken from Ummagumma) along with an interview were featured on the local early evening TV show Get To Know. Broadcast on the ABC TV network on 15 August, 1971.
Dec. 6, 2017 | Bob Boilen — Tiny Desk Concert — The Ooz, the title to King Krule’s latest album, is the perfect name for his music. It conjures, in my mind, a word mashup of “cool” and “jazz.” The music is eerily evocative with lyrics that talk about the sorts of depression singer and guitarist Archy Marshall has dealt with in his young life. And, at 23, he has a lot to say on the subject.
Chelsea Wolfe is an American singer-songwriter from Sacramento, California, currently based in Los Angeles. She is known for her “specific brand of drone-metal-art-folk”, characterized by experimental guitar playing, hazy vocals, and surreal soundscapes.
It is being reported by Rolling Stone that guitarist and songwriter Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) has passed away at age 71. There is no official cause of death but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Circus Devils was originally conceived in 2001 as a side project to Robert Pollard’s main work with Guided by Voices. Beginning with the release of their first album, Ringworm Interiors, Circus Devils dismissed the styles of Pollard’s other musical endeavors for a more experimental approach, taking an ominous and nightmarish tone, exploring the themes of good and evil. According to the group’s whimsical website bio, Circus Devils formed because a dog-faced man approached each member on separate occasions to deliver the message, “Circus Devils is Real.” . Like this story, their lyrics are often unsettling fictional tales of horror delivered within deconstructed rock operas. Each Circus Devils album is distinguished by a theme, concept, or production style which sets it apart from the band’s other albums.
Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), was a blind American composer, musician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments. Moving to New York as a young man, Moondog made a deliberate decision to make his home on the streets there, where he spent approximately twenty of the thirty years he lived in the city. Most days he could be found in his chosen part of town wearing clothes he had created based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Odin. Thanks to his unconventional outfits and lifestyle, he was known for much of his life as “The Viking of 6th Avenue”
Moonloop is an EP released by British psychedelic rock and progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, prior to the release of their third studio album, The Sky Moves Sideways. It was released on vinyl and CD in the UK by Delerium Records. The EP was also released by C+S Records in the United States under the name of Stars Die and included the song “Always Never” from the Up The Downstair album as an extra track. Stars Die was not included on the original UK release of The Sky Moves Sideways but was included on the US version. The 2CD reissues of The Sky Moves Sideways have the track on the second disc.
Steven Wilson – Vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing
Colin Edwin – Bass
Chris Maitland – Drums
Rick Edwards – Percussion