Monday, December 17, 2018

MARKUS REUTER


Markus Reuter's "Winter Solstice" EP is available as a free download from iapetus records.

Bizarre soundscape versions of traditional songs usually associated with this time of year, at least here in Germany. In addition to the meditative soundscapes I've overdubbed the original melodies. Enjoy this parallel universe... It's strangely hypnotizing. Only available from December 17th to December 31st.




Sunday, December 16, 2018

THE GARDENING CLUB


Prog Ensemble The Gardening Club Release Eagerly Anticipated New Album “The Riddle”

London - Due to the tremendous response UK prog ensemble The Gardening Club received for the reissue of their 1983 self-titled album last year, the band has released a brand new album! The new Gardening Club album, “The Riddle” was recorded at producer/guitarist Norm Macpherson's Garry Oak Studios in Metchosin British Columbia. This location surrounded by forest and close to the Pacific Ocean, was ideal for writing and recording the new record.


Here's a sample :



JACO PASTORIUS TRIBUTE BY SEAN DRABITT QUARTET


'Cannonball' written by Joe Zaniwul,
Sean Drabitt on the electric bass



STEPHAN THELEN


Guitarist and composer Stephan Thelen releases his debut album for Moonjune Records worldwide on January 18, 2019. It's an instrumental, post-progressive album co-produced by Markus Reuter (Stick Men), featuring guest appearances of many leading electric guitarists including David Torn, Markus Reuter, Henry Kaiser, Jon Durant, Bill Walker, Barry Cleveland and Matt Tate, as well as drummers/percussionists Benno Kaiser, Manuel Pasquinelli and Andi Pupato.




Saturday, December 15, 2018

DON PRESTON


Don Preston did the soundtrack for "Android", the 1982 movie.
Here's the end credits, with music !!



JOHN TROPEA


Session musician John Tropea's discography features quite a number of people who have worked with Frank Zappa.
Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, the Brecker Brothers, Don Grolnick and Lou Del Gatto (these latter two were part of the SNL band that performed with FZ)

More info on John Tropea is to be found here : http://ketmokin10audio2.blogspot.com/

Here's a live snippet with Lou Marini on the saxophone.


-- info: Jan van Kemenade


CONDOR GRUPPE - FROG BOG - A TRIBUTE TO MOONDOG

"Frog Bog - A Tribute To Moondog" is the second release by Belgian band Condor Gruppe. It's from a few years ago. As one could expect, the band recorded a number of compositions by Moondog, the New York street musicians that used to dress up as a viking and who passed away in Germany in 1999.

It's the perfect way to start the day off right.
Check out 'Bird's Lament' !!

'Instrumental music, influenced by soundtracks (spaghetti westerns), Krautrock and surf music'.




Thursday, December 13, 2018

STICKMEN BEAT THE BOOTS


This is an unauthorized audience recording that has been shared on the internet. We are now making recordings like this officially available for purposes of archiving, (our own) historical research, and for your enjoyment as a fan and collector. Each show is offered for a rather low price and the proceeds from these downloads will get split evenly between Tony, Markus, Pat, and Robert, the four people who worked as a team to make this music come alive.




Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FESTIVAL MOO-AH


Festival MOO-AH
A biennial festival of LIVE Frank Zappa music and much, much MOO-AH!

In Corby, UK.

http://www.festivalmoo-ah.com/




DWEEZIL ZAPPA TALKS GUITAR LICKS


Learn three Frank Zappa-style guitar licks, as demonstrated by Dweezil Zappa himself! Dweezil Zappa takes a few minutes to break down some awesome guitar licks that were played by Frank Zappa. Get your guitar out to play along with Dweezil Zappa, and add a few guitar licks that were strummed by Frank Zappa to your arsenal.