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Reviews of releases for 1979

Ruphus - Manmade

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With Manmade we reach the end of Karisma’s reissued Ruphus catalog, and the end of the band’s life, at least as far as new studio albums are concerned. It was 1979, and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-07-08)

Pancake - No Illusions

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Pancake started life as the psychedelic band Nyrvana Pancake, releasing a single in 1973 (“Open Your Eyes” / “Lonesome Boy”), then in 1974 with a new bass player, decided to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-06-08)

Guildenstern - Guildenstern

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The story of this band begins in May 1976 when bassist and guitarist Michael Lippert and drummer Claus Lange, together with keyboard player Gerd Schmelzer and guitarist Reinhard Olschanski, all...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-03-12)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 17 & 18

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Since the Garden of Delights label began in the early 1990s (they were originally called Penner Records), they have produced this Psychedelic Underground promotional series, each one...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-23)

Voigt/465 - Slights Still Unspoken

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Voigt/465 was a short-lived DIY post punk band from Sydney, Australia that lasted from 1976 - 1979. In 1978 they self-released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia “State” b/w...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-09-22)

Peter Baumann - Romance 76 & Trans Harmonic Nights

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Peter Baumann was an integral part of Tangerine Dream from 1971 to 1977, which in my opinion was the group’s best period. So I was excited in 1976 when Peter Baumann released his first solo...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-05-07)

Adelbert von Deyen - Sternzeit & Nordborg

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Adelbert van Deyen’s first two albums, 1978’s Sternzeit and 1979’s Nordborg, established him as a Berlin school electronic musician, and contain what is probably...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-25)

Asia Minor - Crossing the Line

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Hailing from the same year and country as my previous selection, Asia Minor were actually formed by two young Turkish men in Paris, and despite their love for the English symphonic and progressive...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-02-23)

Pete Bardens - Heart to Heart

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Peter Bardens' first album after leaving Camel is a showcase for his songwriting as much as for his keyboard playing. He sings on several songs, and while he was never a great singer, he was...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2017-01-25)

MacArthur - MacArthur (AKA The Black Forest)

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I find it very interesting that obscure musical gems continue to surface and be reissued. Case in point is the US garage-prog-psych band MacArthur, who recorded and released an ultra-rare privately...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-07-19)
 

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