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Bob Drake
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Bob Drake is an American musician, composer, and producer, born 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio. A founding member of Thinking Plague, Bob Drake sings and plays bass, guitar, banjo, drums, fiddle, and pretty much anything else he puts his mind to. In the early 90s while living in LA he engineered projects for many popular artists including Ice Cube, Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine, Quincy Jones, and toured the world as live sound mixer with American director Peter Sellars' controversial adaptations of The Persians and The Merchant of Venice. He now resides in Southern France at Studio Midi-Pyrénées where he has engineered and/or mixed scores of albums since 1995.
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Nick Prol / Proletarians — An Erstwisle Alphabestiary: Book One Nick Prol / Proletarians — An Erstwisle Alphabestiary: Book One
(Bandcamp no#, 2020, CD / DL)
Johnny Unicorn — Heavy Jugs to the Moon Johnny Unicorn — Heavy Jugs to the Moon
(Bandcamp UAS 37022, 2017, CD)
Nick Prol and the Proletarians — Loon Attic Nick Prol and the Proletarians — Loon Attic
(Bandcamp Daba Da, 2017, CD / DL)
Bob Drake — Arx Pilosa Bob Drake — Arx Pilosa
(Crumbling Tomes CTA AP01, 2016, CD)
Knifeworld — Bottled out of Eden Knifeworld — Bottled out of Eden
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 447, 2016, CD / LP)
Bob Drake — Lawn Ornaments Bob Drake — Lawn Ornaments
(ReR Megacorp CTA-018, 2014, CD)
Bob Drake — Bob's Drive-In Bob Drake — Bob's Drive-In
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 17, 2011, CD)
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints
(ReR Megacorp ST3, 2008, CD)
Hail — Hello Debris Hail — Hello Debris
(ReR Megacorp H3, 2006, CD)
Bob Drake — The Shunned Country Bob Drake — The Shunned Country
(Crumbling Tomes CTA SC01, 2005, CD)
NIMBY — Songs for Adults NIMBY — Songs for Adults
(Ad Hoc 09, 2005, CD)
Bob Drake — 13 Songs and a Thing Bob Drake — 13 Songs and a Thing
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 13, 2003, CD)
The Science Group — Spoors The Science Group — Spoors
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE2, 2003, CD)
Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust
(ReR Megacorp CCTD2, 2002, CD)
Bob Drake — The Skull Mailbox Bob Drake — The Skull Mailbox
(ReR Megacorp CTA9, 2001, CD)
Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 7, 1999, CD)
The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE1, 1999, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB3, 1998, CD)
Thinking Plague — In Extremis Thinking Plague — In Extremis
(Cuneiform Rune 114, 1998, CD)
5uu's  — Crisis in Clay 5uu's — Crisis in Clay
(ReR Megacorp 5uu2, 1997, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB2, 1996, CD)
Bob Drake — Little Black Train Bob Drake — Little Black Train
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 6, 1996, CD)
5uu's — Hunger's Teeth 5uu's — Hunger's Teeth
(Recommended Records (RéR) 5uu1, 1994, CD)
Hail — Kirk Hail — Kirk
(ReR Megacorp HCD2, 1992, CD)
Hail — Turn of the Screw Hail — Turn of the Screw
(ReR Megacorp HCD, 1990, CD)
U Totem — U Totem U Totem — U Totem
(Cuneiform Rune 24, 1990, CD)
Thinking Plague — In This Life Thinking Plague — In This Life
(Cuneiform Rune 407, 1989/2015, CD)
Hail — Gypsy Cat & Gypsy Bird Hail — Gypsy Cat & Gypsy Bird
(Prolific P8288, 1988, LP)
Thinking Plague — Early Plague Years Thinking Plague — Early Plague Years
(Cuneiform Rune 141, 1986/2000, CD)

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2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Liberation. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


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