The Michael Giles Mad Band – In The Moment

The Mad Band introduce themselves as practitioners of improvised and spontaneous music, although this only provides the most basic of introductions to their skilfully crafted, approaching virtuosic levels of musicianship. Formed by founding member of King Crimson Michael Giles around a decade ago, the Mad Band in their present form are to all … [Read more...]

Rick Rizzo & Tara Key – Double Star / Eleventh Dream Day – Riot Now!

With its sheer volume of releases and increasingly vinyl-centric tilt, it’s arguable that the current workings of Chicago’s pioneering Thrill Jockey label are straining fans’ finances as well as running the risk of over-supply and quality-control lapses. No such concerns can, however, be raised when a less-prolific elder statesman on the books … [Read more...]

Travis & Fripp – Live At Coventry Cathedral

Robert Fripp is a figurative deity amongst experienced musicians and music aficionados. As the founder of King Crimson (considered by many to be the first true progressive rock band), Fripp is one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the last fifty years. While branching out to new styles is always welcomed, Fripp should always, at … [Read more...]