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Latest news: Happy Holidays! The third (and final) edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is coming soon. Written, fact-checked and proofread, I am in the process of finalizing this edition for press. For those that have purchased the first edition of the book, it is a considerable upgrade with over 200+ more records added to the timeline, fact-checked, edited, and a new prologue and epilogue. On sale beginning March 27th, 2020!

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New Gong album, Rejoice! I’m Dead!, due in Sept

Gong Lives! Viva Gong!

"Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong.

Brand X reforms

Original members John Goodsall, Percy Jones and Kenwood Dennard have reformed Brand X and a tour this Fall is in the making. See you in Chicago!

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New Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb

Esoteric Recordings today announced a new Van Der Graaf Generator album, Do Not Disturb, anticipated on September 30th, 2016. Always good news...

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Van Der Graaf Cat's eye Promo clip

Another rare VDGG clip unearthed by Herman Permentier:

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Tangerine Dream Documentary

“Support the crowdfunding campaign for the first #TangerineDreamDocumentary - Let's make the dream come true!

New District 97 video, Snow Country (Live at Boerderij)

#D97Mania is sweeping the nation!

Isao Tomita, RIP

From Isao Tomita's Facebook page:
"Isao Tomita, composer and synthesizer artist, died May 5, 2016 of chronic cardiac failure at 2:51 p.m. at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital. He collapsed around noon in his home and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away with family at his bedside.
Private funeral ceremonies attended only by family took place on May 7th and 8th.
We announce this news with great sadness.

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Magma Documentary, To life, death and beyond

A second documentary on Magma is looking for backers, please give them a look if you are so inclined, I did!

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Documents 1975 > Harmonia

Artist: Harmonia
Label: Grönland Records
Catalog#: CDGRON152
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2016-03-18

Keith Emerson, RIP

Very sad news to report, Keith Emerson took his life today, Friday March 11th at his home in Santa Monica, CA. Evidently the keyboardist suffered neurological damage to his right hand which subsequently led to depression. Truly heartbreaking.

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