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OM Episode 29: Running In Circles, Forensics



In this edition you are listening to a forensic research - examining 70s music and the way to find the hidden links from Vangelis to Pink Floyd in 9 steps - enjoy the melody !!!

Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues
Yes - Roundabout
King Crimson - Moonchild Including The Dream And The Illusion
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Brian Eno - Mother Of Violence
John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 1
John Cale - Amsterdam
Peter Gabriel - Darkness
Kate Bush - There Goes A Tenner
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugene

Editor's Note: Producer Raabenstein's notes on this segment were so comprehensive and historically rich we thought you would like to read along and savor the stories. So, in a break with our usual format:


in this version we will
be running in circles
from vangelis to pink floyd
in nine steps
including 9 decades of
glorious music
sit back
relax
and enjoy the melody
--
if you google vangelis and the floyd--
right now
you will find an obsure link to
a very -- very third class gregorian choir
performing lousy malfunctions of both--
lets follow the classical way and
have a closer look
what was the true hookup--
evangelos odysseas papathanassiou
better known as vangelis is
an award-winning score composer--
you do know him from his work
for -chariots of fire, antarctica, alexander
and most beloved --- blade runner--
-- a perfect start for our 10 track roundabout
is vangelis'
--- blade runner blues
for the all time favorite dystopian
ridley scott science fiction movie--
released in 1982
--
in 1974 vangelis was asked to join --yes
when rick wakeman has left the prog rock band
to focus on solo projects--
but he refused ---
together with yes singer jon anderson
vangelis started a project in 1980
jon and vangelis -- but this is another story
-- listen to a clip from the 71 yes album --fragile
wakeman, keyboarder and
noted studio musician for t.rex, david bowie
and elton john
gave the group their typical wide orchestral sound
this is - hehe-
yep - the tracks title fits
--roundabout
--
one year later --it is 1972,
the drummer of --yes
bill bruford decided to leave
and join
another progressive rock giant
--king crimson
the band around their absolute boss
--robert fripp
-is well known for their
mastership in fusing
experimental, psychedelic, folk, jazz
and elements of classical music--
taken from the 1969 release
--in the court of the crimson king
which is said to be the landmark album
for genres such as alternative and grunge
heres the most beautiful track by the group
--moonchild
with its soothing experimental second part
--the dream and the illusion
--
adrian belew, ex king crimson gitarrist
did more than well on the
talking heads album - remain in light
his psychedelic craft was a perfect counterpart
to the heavily fela kuti inspired funky roots
on this 1980 milestone ---
despite of all the other wonderful tracks here
we are focusing on the talking heads debut album
from 1977 - called -- 77--
here comes --psycho killer
straight - tough - art punk
so they said
--
77 - talking heads all time classic
was produced by brian eno--
the multimedia artist and
founder of ambient music
needs no further comments--
having a wonderful and long list
of musical blueprints on his own--
-- heres a superbe rework
of peter gabriels -- mother of violence
-the original is from gabriels
second 1978 solo album--
-35 years later - in 2013
this is how
brian peter george st.john
le baptiste de la salle eno
does it
--
being a huge admirer and fan of john cale
brian eno also released a composition
of the master on his -obscure records imprint
in 1976--
john milton cage jr. was the leader
of the post-war experimental avantgarde,
composer, music theorist and artist--
coming now is a very early
example of his mastership
-- imaginary landscape no. 1
from 1939 --
the time when cage started playing
with rythmic structures
enjoy !!!
--
we do change one simple letter
voila - heres the next step
in our progression--
from john cage to john cale--
having worked together in the fluxus movement
and after his split from -- the velvet underground
cale began his solo career with
the 1970 release -- vintage violence
an almost classic pop folk album
-- this is -- amsterdam
a perfect ear pleaser to calm you down
from cales exercises
--
together with brian eno
cale released a nicety nice collaboration in 1990
-- wrong way up -
this links us to another
of enos numerous co-workers
--- peter gabriel --
the former genesis singer and front man
began his solo career in 1977--
--triple platinum chart runner
with his release -- so --in 1986
grammy award winner
and owner of the
world music imprint -- real world
this is a clip from his 2002 album -- up
called -- darkness
much 70's inspired and brillant reminder
why the new wave generation
was his excited disciples
back then
--
gabriels before mentioned release --so
included a duet with kate bush--
--don't give up--
the award winning
english singer-songwriter,
musician, record producer
is said to be
uks most succesfull female solo performer
in the last five decades--
taken from her eclectic 1982 album
--the dreaming
this is the remarkeable outtake
-- there goes a tenner
--
last but not least--
you won't believe this--
nobody else but floyd guitarist
david gilmour helped
the sixteen year old kate bush
producing the demo tape recordings
for her EMI debut.--
pink floyd - the ultimate psychedelic prog band
released their --ummagumma double album
one year after syd barret
--the former shaman of the group
..had left the band
being replaced by david gilmour---
--careful with that axe eugene
from 1969 is THE hymn of that time
a perfect way to
say goodbye
sail on
i hoped you enjoyed the show
following the mysterious paths
and links in music
--stay tuned


Music with a view, selected and presented by ME Raabenstein.





 

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