I only really knew of Barbara as wife of John Hiseman, and from a few appearances on Colosseum's album's notably on the track Downhill and Shadows. A recent BBC documentary that followed her fight against Parkinson's Disease was accompanied by some live footage of her band including the title track from this album. I heard then what I'd been missing and spent the next few month's hunting down this album. Eventually found a second hand issue in the US. I'm looking forward to hearing a lot of this in the next few weeks, and maybe finding some more.
Beardfish ~ Sleeping In Traffic: Part One
I've been listening to Beardfish on and off for a couple of years, having started with Fran En Plats Du Ej Kan Se (Trans. From a Place You Cannot See). Their quirky titles appeal to me and their sound is reminescent (but never derivative) of mid 70's Canterbury output. However, I've not been bowled over by later output and have decided to stop with this effort from 2007.