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  • Album mixdown

    13 Jan 2012, 13:41 by CasiniProjekt

    Doing some final mixing on the album, it should be available in March/April as a free download.
  • The new album

    10 Nov 2011, 21:03 by CasiniProjekt

    Recording the final two tunes for this. The first is an ultra prog track with a medieval music section replete with virtuoso flute playing. The second track is a punk rock track at about 180 bpms, not the fastest but faster than my usual fare and inspired by the Buffy The Vampire theme song by Nerfherder. Prog and punk, its an unholy alliance, I guess that makes my music very anarchistic and punk but also prog because I have a prog track and a punk track with some prog elements. Prog punk, hmmm...
  • Blind Vision Review, check it out!

    13 Oct 2011, 22:22 by CasiniProjekt

    From Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal E-Zine. I should note Eoin Leonard plays bass on Ho-Down.

    http://www.progressiverockbr.com/previews2011.htm

    "THE CASSINI PROJEKT - "Blind Vision"
    The Cassini Projekt (with “k”) is a one-man band hailing from Dublin, the U.K. The only integrant is Alex Mc Donnell (guitars, piano, keyboards, drums, bass, and vocals). Hats off for him, he has the right Rock attitude. Mc Donnell and his The Cassini Projekt tries to create music without boundaries, making use of every musical genre, and has the hunger for experimentation, having fun during his own musical journey. Mc Donnell has the most different influences, and is addicted to “The Mars Volta”, “Radiohead”, “Queen”, “The Darkness”, “Nine Inch Nails”, “Charlotte Hatherley”, “Led Zeppelin”, “The Prodigy”, “At the Drive-In”, “Coldplay”, “Goldfrapp”, “Opeth”, “Animals as Leaders”, “Badly Drawn Boy”, “Dragonforce”, “Pulp”, “Yeah Yeah Yeahs”, “Interpol”, and “Tool”.

    Somehow, he mixed everything inside himself, and through his particular point of view, produced a bunch of the weirdest and crazy songs that I have ever listened to. Mc Donnell managed to record all his ideas on a self-made CDR titled “Blind Vision” (2008, “Firebird Records”).

    Defying a conventional Tag, his music is unlimited by any borders, and may amalgamate within a single composition the most diverging tendencies, from Metal and Punk to Progressive, Pop-Rock, Space-Rock and Experimental Music. The 9 tracks of “Blind Vision” are really amusing, and some are long, clocking around 6 to 8 minutes. The opening track - “Cold Stare“ – is a mix of Hard Rock riffs inserted within a Space-Rock frame. “Long Time Coming“ is like a melodic Progressive-Punk, recalling “The Jam” and “The Clash”, but stuffed with guitar effects. “Take it All“ is a Techno-Trance-Punk-Funk, busting radioactive energy to all sides, and spilling out crazy “Hendrixian” guitars. “Ho-Down“ is a melodic Post-Punk ballad that recalls me of “The Cure”, while the Alternative Rock of “Blind Vision“ brings light guitars that are quite like “Radiohead”. “Hell’s a Place in Mexico“ is a Punk-Metal that blends the explosiveness of “Nine Inch Nails” with a middle section bringing Mexican guitars in a NWOBHM-styled guitar technique that reminds me of Metal band “Satan”. “Whiteblood“ is a Noisy-Experimental-Metal track, while “Fail“ contrasts with it by being almost a Folk ballad (maybe an influence of “Charlotte Hatherley”). “Fight to the End“ is a Post-Metal experimental-cosmic-psychedelic track that pushes all Universe closer to the Big Crunch.

    With a noisy, harsh, yet original Alternative-Garage-Punk-Metal-Progressive sonority, The Cassini Projekt is not recommended for the regular Progressive Rock lover, but for those who like to listen to amusing crazy music that extrapolates all patterns of normality. If you like “Nine Inch Nails”, “The Prodigy”, “Goldfrapp”, “Animals as Leaders”, “Badly Drawn Boy”, “Pulp”, “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” and “Interpol”, give it a try. Only band member involved in The Cassini Projekt is: Alex Mc Donnell – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, and Bass... (Comments by Marcelo Trotta)."
  • Blue Phantom (ENG)

    17 Sep 2011, 19:53 by heavylione

    Following many successful tours of Europe with his orchestra and an impressive series of recordings with Fonit Cetra, then Italy's preeminent record company, in the 60s Armando Sciascia formed Vedette Records, his own independent record group based in Milan, wich grew into an important , , and repertory on various labels (Ars Nova, Vedette, Replica, Albatros, Zodiaco) which were soon distributed world-wide. Each of these labels reflected Sciascia's distinguished work, not only as a performer, producer and entrepreneur, but also of his musical instinct for quality talent - often young artists who were precursors of the most successful Italian pop music of that era and beyond.
    Not less interesting than this all-star production were Sciascia's own musical activities. Born in Italy of musicians, he began his strictly classical music studies at age five and graduated from the Gioacchino Rossini Conservatory of Pesaro where he majored in violin, composition and conducting. Yet despite his prodigious concert performances as violinist, his compositions for films and the theatre, as well as conductor - including a stint with the Rai (TV) Orchestra - he also had the extraordinary ability to move through various musical idioms and had as much success as a cross-over musician as he did as purist and as talent scout for a new generation of musicians who were to raise the curtain on the "rocking" and .
    In fact, Vedette Records became the first home for, among others, the Equipe 84, the Pooh, Inti-Illimani, Gian Pieretti, Roby Crispiano, Lelio Luttazzi, and later included Giorgio Gaber and the Italian distributor for the entire Elektra USA label, including Jim Morrison and The Doors.
    Vedette's recording studios also served as experimental music labs not only for music, but where some of Italy's finest and studio musicians often gathered for jam sessions or live recordings, with such names as Valdambrini, Valente, G. Basso, Farina, De Piscopo, Pezzotta, Schiano etc. In fact, it was from one of these spontaneous musical conversations that Blue Phantom emerged as one of the first successful so-called "" recordings in Italy with both songs and arrangements by Sciascia.
    What with today's plethora of electronic gadgets, distortion of sound is by now common practice, but in the , especially when one considers that Moog was still an experiment, and digital still a long way off, Blue Phantom's sound was not only revolutionary, it was almost a blaspemy! The titles of this collection, however, clearly indicate the group knew what they were saying, and correctly guessed there were lots of fans out there who understood and loved what they heard!

    [from the booklet of the CD Distortions, written by Armando Sciascia, translated by Eugenio Crippa]
  • Blue Phantom (Ita)

    17 Sep 2011, 15:55 by heavylione

    A seguito di molti tour di successo in tutta Europa con la sua orchestra, ed una notevole serie di pubblicazioni su etichetta Fonit Cetra - ai tempi la più grande casa discografica italiana - Armando Sciascia negli anni '60 fondò la Vedette Records, una società discografica indipendente con sede a Milano il cui repertorio spaziava tra , , ed , e si divideva tra varie etichette (Ars Nova, Vedette, Replica, Albatros, Zodiaco) distribuite in tutto il mondo. Ciascuna di esse rifletteva l'abilità di Sciascia non solo come musicista, produttore ed uomo d'affari, ma anche il suo fiuto per nuovi talenti musicali: si trattava spesso di giovani artisti, precursori del italiano di maggior successo dell'epoca e dei successivi anni.
    Non meno interessanti erano le sue personali attività musicali. Figlio di musicisti italiani, cominciò a studiare musica classica a soli cinque anni, e si diplomò presso il conservatorio Gioacchino Rossini di Pesaro, specializzandosi in violino, composizione e direzione d'orchestra. Oltre alle sue impressionanti performance concertistiche come violinista, alle sue composizioni per film e teatro ed al suo lavoro di direttore dell'orchestra della RAI, aveva l'innata capacità di muoversi attraverso vari generi musicali: questo fu il principale motivo del suo successo, così come la sua attività di talent scout, alla ricerca di nuove generazioni di musicisti che avrebbero dovuto risvegliare il panorama rock degli anni '60 e '70.
    Infatti, la Vedette Records fu l'etichetta di Equipe 84, Pooh, Inti-Illimani, Gian Pierretti, Roby Crispiano, Lelio Luttazzi e, più tardi, Giorgio Gaber. fu inoltre distributore italiano per la statunitense Elektra, label di Jim Morrison e dei suoi The Doors.
    Gli studi di registrazione della Vedette furono fucina di sperimentazioni in campo elettronico, nonché luogo frequentato da alcuni dei migliori jazzisti e musicisti italiani, che vi si incontravano per improvvisare insieme o registrare dei live album; ricordiamo tra questi Valdambrini, Valente, G. Basso, Farina, De Piscopo, Pezzotta, Schiano ed altri.
    Fu da una di queste spontanee conversazioni musicali che nacquero i Blue Phantom, autori del primo disco di successo nel cosiddetto ambito dell'"" in Italia. Autore di canzoni ed arrangiamenti fu lo stesso Sciascia.
    Oggi è del tutto comune avere suoni distorti in un disco, ma non lo era affatto negli anni 60, quando il Moog rappresentava ancora uno strano esperimento ed il digitale era ancora lontano anni luce dalla diffusione odierna. il Sound dei Blue Phantom non fu solo rivoluzionario, ma per certi versi sacrilego! I titoli di questo album, in ogni caso, mostrano come la band era conscia di quanto stesse facendo, ed avesse capito che là fuori in molti capivano ed apprezzavano ciò che ascoltavano.

    [Scritto da Armando Sciascia sul libretto del CD Distortions]
  • Curved Air (ENG)

    3 Jun 2011, 14:08 by heavylione

    Curved Air are a pioneering group formed in 1970 by musicians who came from quite different artistic backgrounds, , , and sound, which resulted in a mixture of , , and with elements. Along with High Tide, It's A Beautiful Day and East of Eden, Curved Air were one of the first bands after The Velvet Underground and It's A Beautiful Day to feature a violin. Considered (according to AllMusic) "one of the most dramatically accomplished of all the bands lumped into Britain's late-'60s prog explosion", Curved Air released eight studio albums (the first three became the UK Top 20 hits) and had a hit single with "Back Street Luv" (1971) which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

    Band history

    The group evolved out of the band Sisyphus which was formed by Darryl Way (who studied violin at Dartington College and the Royal College of Music) and Francis Monkman, a member of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (in his spare time with friends Florian Pilkington-Miksa and Rob Martin playing Purple Haze covers at parties). Way and Monkman met in a music store, discovered they had a lot in common and in 1969 invited pianist Nick Simon who, along with drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa, completed the line-up of Sisyphus. "Darryl and Nick were very much into Spirit. One could cite them as a formative influence for Curved Air", Monkman later remembered. According to him, "with Sisyphus the material was mostly, if not all, original" and it was a very fertile period when much of the early Curved Air songs were written, among them "Young Mother" (about Jackie Kennedy) and "Screw". In 1969, having added long-time friend bassist Robert Martin to the line-up, the band changed the name to Curved Air after the piece A Rainbow in Curved Air by contemporary composer Terry Riley. The idea belonged to Monkman who, having played in the first London performance of In C, was a great fan of Riley and "... had a kind of 'musical vision' of a high-energy rock sound going into a Terry-like tape-loop improvisation".
    By this time Sonja Kristina, who debuted on a stage at the Swan Folk Club in Romford at the age of thirteen (and even had some TV experience in the children's show Song and Story) was an aspiring musician, already writing her own songs, playing at clubs such as the Troubadour and the Marquee (as Sonja) and studying at the New College of Speech and Drama. In 1968 Sonja auditioned for and won the part of "Crissy" in the London stage production of the rock musical Hair. She appeared on the original cast album singing the song "Frank Mills" which was also released as a single. The show was being produced by Galt McDermott, who also had another play, "Who the Murderer Was," at the Mercury Theatre in Notting Hill Gate. The quartet was to provide accompaniment for "Who the Murderer Was", even to become a "house band" for the show. Of the circumstances which led to Sonja Kristina becoming a Curved Air member Francis Monkman remembered:

    Late fall 1969, a girl I knew at the academy said that Galt McDermott (who had written the music for Hair was doing a sequel and was looking for a pit band. Of course the play, Who the Murderer Was? was nothing like Hair, but there were some nice things in it - the final playout I can still remember, it was a good chance to use fuzz (I use the word loosely) guitar on an arranged melody (that was quite new then, Robin Trower was probably the first, with Procol). There was a recording made of the music, at Lansdowne Studios. George Martin obviously figured Rob and Florian weren't "pros" and got session players. The legendary Phil Seaman was on drums (Ginger Baker's teacher). He was carried down the stairs, into the studio, onto his drum stool, played immaculately, and was carried out again, never seen anything quite like it. I was allowed in on 2nd guitar.

    Mark Hanau, an aspiring band manager at the time, had seen the show and decided he wanted to manage Curved Air. He had also seen Sonja perform and instantly formed this idea that her vocals were the only ingredient that had been missing in the quartet. On January 1, 1970, the singer received an official invitation to become a member of Curved Air. She listened (while sitting on a theatre stairs) through the cassette with the band's music which Hanau gave her and was much impressed. The Kristina-Monkman songwriting tandem took off immediately, him providing musical ideas, her writing lyrics. The band's new sound immediately came together, and the five-piece Curved Air was born, Sonja Kristina being both the band's expressive, haunting voice and it's sex symbol. Besides, she knew the London undergrounds scene well, being a "barefoot hippie student... absorbed into the arty political counterculture of 1967 London" and friends with the likes of Social Deviants, Hawkwind and Pink Fairies. Despite having come from the scene, she (in her own words) "didn't relate to folk bands, strangely enough", citing Janis Joplin, The Doors, Rolling Stones and Traffic as her early favourites.
    The five-piece launched a well-received U.K. tour, supporting Black Sabbath at one point. "Funnily enough, we all got on very well with Black Sabbath, me especially with Ozzy for we were both working class lads who enjoyed a pint", Way later remembered. In summer 1970 Curved Air signed with Warner Bros., becoming the first British band on the company's roster. The band received a much-publicized advance of Ј100.000 and their debut album Airconditioning was released in November to enormous hype, a substantial number were issued as picture discs - indeed it was one of the first and has later become one of the movement's "most prized artifacts". The Warners' promotional campaign made rather a negative impression on the music press, some even saw the combination of "violin and synthesizer with quasi-classical material" and "a sexy female vocalist" for an extra ingredient as just a neat "packaging" ploy. Nevertheless, "divided neatly between ambitious hard rockers and deeply classically influenced pieces", the album reached number 8 in the UK Albums Chart. In retrospect it is regareded as "flawless", and "monumental"piece of "savage innovation", one of the "finest classical rock fusions of the age". Even though an accompanying single, "It Happened Today," failed to chart, Curved Air (according to AllMusic) "entered 1971 on the very edge of superstardom".
    With Ian Eyre replacing bassist Martin, the band released "Back Street Luv" which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart to become not just the band's most successful single to date but also (according to critic Dave Thompson) "one of the crucial singles of the early 1970s". The Second Album peaked at #11 which was regarded a disappointment for a group that "in 1971... were pioneers in every sense of the word". A non-LP follow-up single, "Sarah's Concern," went by unnoticed.
    The band played three U.S. tours and were received more than favourably, one of the most memorable gig having been in Oklahoma City, where they supported Johnny Winter. "I loved working with Johnny & Edgar Winter. They were lovely people. Country Joe and I got on well", Sonja Kristina later remembered. Francis Monkman felt Curved Air were about to "break" the States at the moment when on their first big Boston gig the Chrysalis promoters (in his words) pulled the group off stage "just before 'Vivaldi'", fearing, as he thought, that they "were about to upstage Tull, who were on next". All in all, he conceded the band probably just hadn't it in them to "stick around long enough". By the end of 1972 Monkman was a self-admitted "nervous wreck" and his colleagues too were on the verge of physical and mental breakdown. In the course of constant touring drummer Pilkington-Miksa has actually become ill and for several months Barry De Souza (Lou Reed, Jeff Beck, Kate Bush), whom band members knew from studio work (and whose style of playing was more jazzy) was sitting in for him. It was De Souza who played with Curved Air at the 1971 Beat Club German T.V performance of "Back Street Luv", the televised version of which became well known. In late 1971 the band joined The Faces, Soft Machine, Marc Bolan, David Bedford to do a Christmas radio show for the BBC. "Whoever did the Curved Air Live at the BBC CD probably has access to those tapes", Sonja later commented.
    By the time of the third album release serious musical differences within the band emerged. According to Sonja Kristina's Cherry Red interview (2007), "Francis was fascinated with overtones and natural harmonies. His other obsession was jamming, real 'out there' cosmic rock jamming. And that was not Darryl's thing at all. He likes things to be precise. He's very disciplined perfectionist, wants things to be as exquisite and precise as possible. Francis is a complete opposite, he wants to play things that come from cosmos". As Monkman explained,

    Basically Darryl and I respect each others' work, but we don't really see eye-to-eye on most things. And we never really got the co-writing thing together. I wanted to get my first 'epic' together, so it looks like a split forming at the time of the Second Album. In fact, the centre was never really solid after Rob left. I regret to say that we asked him to, is the truth. <...> The transition from "hanging out and getting it together" to "working band" is so stressful that I guess none of us were ready for it.

    While working in the studio the band was in a dire condition. "I remember the moment when Clifford Davis, our manager after Mark Hanau, spelled out what we were going to have to do just to get somewhere near even. We felt burned out", Monkman later said. He had to wear earplugs to go on the tube and went to a naturopath three times a week. The album's concept was based on the Lewis Carroll poem of the same title, which, Monkman later admitted, was an accurate picture of the band's predicament" ("Even the 'ghoulish party sounds' on "Once a Ghost" come across more like a 'ghoulish cocktail party!'"). Phantasmagoria was recorded with a new bassist and guitarist Mike Wedgwood who replaced Eyre. The album, later regarded by some as their masterpiece, "the culmination of all that Curved Air promised over the course of its predecessors; the yardstick by which all rock/classical hybrids should be measured" came out in April 1972 and reached only #20 in the U.K. Curved Air split up, victims of (according to AllMusic) "inter-band disputes that had already seen the two sides of Phantasmagoria pointedly divided between Kristina/Way's rock-tinged instincts and Monkman's more portentous contributions". Way formed Wolf, Pilkington-Miksa joined Kiki Dee's band, Monkman moved into session work and was later to play, among others, with John Williams in a group called Sky.
    Having retained the band name, Sonja Kristina and Wedgwood formed a new lineup with Jim Russell (drums), Kirby Gregory (guitar), and Eddie Jobson (violin, synths). "Well, Eddie was with a band called Fat Grapple who had been supporting us on tour. He could play both violin and keyboards, you know. So, when we realized that the band was going their separate ways, Mike and I asked Eddie to join and do a sort of representation of both Francis's and Darryl's roles. And then we auditioned for a guitarist and drummer and found Kirby and Jim that way, if memory serves", Sonja remembered of her intentions of the time she later commented:

    What I wanted to do with the band at the time was get more of a rock edge to it, and Kirby's guitar playing really excited me - he was just really wild. And Jim was the same way, a very solid rock drummer. Mike and I really wanted to continue, and it was our manager Clifford Davis who said we would do a better business continuing to call the band Curved Air. So we kept the name and followed along the same pattern as before, as a writer's band. Everybody in the new band contributed material except for Jim Russell, who really wasn't a writer. Before it had mainly been Darryl and Francis, but I had managed to get some of my compositions in.

    The band released Air Cut which failed to chart. The new group’s second album, Lovechild, was shelved and in summer 1973 Curved Air broke up. Jobson replaced Eno in Roxy Music; Wedgwood joined Caravan. Lovechild (1973), when it was finally released in 1990, looked very much like a random collection group of solo compositions. Sonja Kristina insisted it wasn't a proper album at all, rather a case of "total piracy". "Those were demo tapes I made for Warner Brothers, who had suddenly realized that I was the only original member — that it wasn't really Curved Air as it had been before. So Clifford Davis presented the tapes to Warners who decided for various reasons that they weren't going to continue with the contract. And that meant Curved Air had to come to an end at that stage", she explained in the 1999 interview.

    1974-1976. 1984-1990 reunions

    In 1974 Chrysalis sued the band. "We had broken their contract on the advice of Clifford Davis, who said we could prove that they had not been acting in our best interests, but by then he was no longer our manager!" Monkman explained. Finding themselves unable to fight the case, Curved Air were suddenly approached by "the Copelands waiting with a touring and recording 'package' designed to get them out of trouble". In order to discharge an enormous unpaid VAT bill, in autumn 1974 the band's original members (Kristina, Way, Monkman, Pilkington-Miksa) reunited, invited bassist Phil Kohn and held a one-off British tour, resulting in a Curved AirLive. "I'm glad we made it, it's not too bad. But, good as it is, the live album doesn't really match my memories of the best of the early days. Late 1970, just as we were really beginning to take off, that's when I remember the best gigs. Though it's fair to say, we never let anyone down, I'm sure of that. We just couldn't keep doing it without becoming stale. So I left again", Monkman said years later.
    Curved Air resurfaced again in 1975, this time only Kristina and Way of the initial line-up remaining. While in the previous line-up she was the dominant figure ("I was now the band leader with <bassist> Mike Wedgwood's support, whereas previously Darryl and Francis had both shared that role), post-Aircut Curved Air "became Darryl's band again", she later admitted. With guitarist Mick Jacques, bassist John G. Perry, keyboardist Pete woods and drummer Stewart Copeland they released Midnight Wire and Airborne (with "Desiree" an uncharted single), none of which had any success. Writer Norma Tager (Kristina’s good friend from her hippie days, whom she described as truly "cosmic" person) was credited as co-author on several of the "Midnight Wire" songs, including the title track. In 1976 Perry was replaced by Greenslade's Tony Reeves. After one final unsuccessful single, a cover version of "Baby Please Don't Go" Way, having become disenchanted with the direction of the band, departed for Alex Richman from the Butts Band to step in. This line- up lasted several months and split in early 1977. Copeland joined The Police, Reeves re-formed Greenslade, and Kristina (now Copeland’ wife) finally launched her long-delayed solo career.
    In 1984 "Renegade" was released as a single. "It was actually a solo thing of <Darryl Way>. He had written a bunch of songs which he ran past me. I really like the "Renegade" song. We did that and "As Long as There's a Spark" but I think only "Renegade" and "We're Only Human" were on the single", Sonja later remebered. In fact, the couple recorded some more stuff, including "Walk on By" and "O Fortuna", which they couldn't release officially, having been unable to get permission from the Carl Orff estate. in 1988 Curved Air went on a short tour. In 1990 the original Kristina, Way, Monkman and Pilkington-Miksa quartet gave a one-off concert at the London's Town & Country, supported by Noden's Ictus. The performance, recorded by Francis Monkman (and featuring one new song, "20 Years On") was captured on the Alive, 1990 album, released in 2000.

    2008 -

    In early 2008, the band regrouped. On 4 May 2008, in a message to the Curved Air Yahoo Group, Kristina advised that the new line-up would be herself, Darryl Way (violin), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums), Andy Christie (guitar) and Chris Harris (bass). Francis Monkman, who was originally pictured with Kristina, Way and Pilkington-Miksa for the re-union, left the project. "Unfortunately, he didn't have the same vision as the rest of us as to how <the new project> should be approached and wasn't prepared to compromise, so our ways had to part", commented Way. "Francis was in at the beginning but had extremely different ideas from Darryl about how he wanted this new Curved Air to prepare and develop. Eventually, he withdrew. We continued with Darryl at the helm as our musical director and producer", confirmed Sonia Kristina. The new line-up played in Southern England, Italy and Malta in 2008.
    In 2008 a compilation CD/box set Reborn was released: 14 re-recorded Curved Air tracks with two new songs ("Coming Home" and "The Fury") and two oldies, "Melinda" and "Elfin Boy" re-worked and produced by Marvin Ayres. As Way explained, the band had two reasons for this: they were never satisfied with the way those track were originally recorded and they wanted to have the product that they owned and were in control of. "Reborn was our way of preparing for the live work", Sonja Kristina added. On Friday, June 13, Curved Airperformed at the Isle Of Wight Festival to a generally positive response.
    For the 2009 dates in Japan on January 16 and 17 at Club Citta, Kawasaki, the guitarist was Kit Morgan who replaced Christie. On 9 August 2009, Eddie Jobson stood in for Darryl Way at a one-off gig in Chislehurst. For their dates in October 2009, Way was indisposed, and Paul Sax (violin) and Robert Norton (keyboards) stood in for him. "Robert Norton is exceptional - as is Paul Sax, a master violinist -one of the first entrants to the Yehudi Menuhin school - a passionate and brave performer very well qualified to step into Darryl's light. All the band are brilliant players and inspiring people. Chris Harris is literally our root on bass and Kit Morgan the fire on guitar. Great chemistry and communication", Sonja Kristina commented. This line-up - Kristina, Pilkington-Miksa, Harris, Morgan, Sax and Norton - continues to gig as Curved Air. The band is expected to play at the London High Voltage Festival 2011 (July 23–24), alongside Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Dream Theater, Thin Lizzy, Queensrÿche, Caravan among others.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curved_Air
  • Some good 60/70s bands @ Youtube (In Progress)

    22 Apr 2011, 12:11 by heavylione

    Sir Lord Baltimore



    Kingdom Come
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    Van der Graaf Generator



    Undercover Man
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    Wishbone Ash



    Warrior
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    Pink Floyd



    Atom Heart Mother
    If
    Summer '68
    Fat Old Sun
    Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
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    Blue Cheer



    Rock Me Baby
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    Led Zeppelin



    Whole Lotta Love
    Rock and Roll
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    Jacula



    U.F.D.E.M.
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    Jimi Hendrix



    All Along the Watchtower
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    Budgie



    Breadfan
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    High Tide



    Death Warmed Up
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    Rush



    Working Man
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    Uriah Heep



    Look at Yourself
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    Stormy Six



    Stalingrado
    La fabbrica
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    Leaf Hound



    growers of mushrooms
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    Arzachel



    Queen St. Gang
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    The Beatles



    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
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    Captain Beyond




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    Atomic Rooster



    A Spoonful of Bromide Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down
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    13th Floor Elevators



    You're Gonna Miss Me
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    Aphrodite's Child



    The Four Horsemen
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    Blue Öyster Cult



    Don't Fear The Reaper
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    The Blues Magoos



    (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
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    The Chocolate Watch Band



    I Ain't No Miracle Worker
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    Flower Travellin' Band



    Satori Part II
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    Grateful Dead



    Casey Jones
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    Kaleidoscope



    Kaleidoscope
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    King Crimson



    Epitaph
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    Hawkwind



    Silver Machine
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer



    Promenade
    The Gnome
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    Can



    Paperhouse
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    Amon Düül II



    Between the Eyes
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    Aksak Maboul



    Milano per caso
    Fausto Coppi arrive !
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    Camel







    Lady Fantasy
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    Invisible



    El Anillo del Capitán Beto
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    Sui Generis



    Canción para mi Muerte
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    The Trip



    Caronte
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    MC5



    Kick Out the Jams
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    Guru Guru



    Oximoron
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    Aguaturbia



    Erotica
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    Black Sabbath



    Paranoid
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    Birth Control



    Gamma Ray
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    Pax



    Firefly
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    Pan & Regaliz



    Dead Of Love
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    Truth and Janey



    Ain't No Tellin'
    _____________________________________________________________


    Damnation of Adam Blessing



    Cookbook
    _____________________________________________________________


    Black Spirit



    OLD TIMES
    _____________________________________________________________


    Lucifer's Friend



    Mary's Breakdown
    _____________________________________________________________


    Os Mutantes



    Meu Refrigerador Não Funciona
    _____________________________________________________________


    The Koala



    She's A Lady
    _____________________________________________________________


    Second Hand



    Death May Be Your Santa Claus
    _____________________________________________________________


    Kraan



    Sarahs Ritt durch den Schwarzwald
    _____________________________________________________________


    Bang



    Lions, Christians
    _____________________________________________________________


    Night Sun



    Got a Bone of My Own
    _____________________________________________________________


    D.R. Hooker



    Free
    _____________________________________________________________


    Finchley Boys



    Outcast
    _____________________________________________________________


    Freedom´s Children



    That Did It
    _____________________________________________________________


    Granicus



    You're In America
    _____________________________________________________________


    George Brigman



    I Feel Alright
    _____________________________________________________________


    Josefus





    Dead Man
    _____________________________________________________________


    Clark Hutchinson



    Free to Be Stoned
    _____________________________________________________________


    mr. albert show



    Electronic Baby
    _____________________________________________________________


    Roky Erickson



    Two Headed Dog
    _____________________________________________________________


    Bead Game



    Wax Circus
    Punchin' Judy
    Mora
    _____________________________________________________________


    Blackwater Park



    Rock Song
    _____________________________________________________________


    Krokodil



    Marzipan
    _____________________________________________________________


    Renaissance



    Carpet Of The Sun
    _____________________________________________________________


    Foghat



    Slow Ride
    _____________________________________________________________


    Iron Butterfly



    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
    _____________________________________________________________


    Pentagram



    Forever My Queen
    _____________________________________________________________


    Taste



    Gambling Blues
    _____________________________________________________________


    Trapeze



    Jury
    _____________________________________________________________


    May Blitz



    Smoking the Day Away
    _____________________________________________________________


    Fuzzy Duck



    Mrs. Prout
    _____________________________________________________________


    Mendelbaum



    Days Gone Bye
    _____________________________________________________________


    Crazy Mabel



    Rag And Bone Man
    _____________________________________________________________


    Joseph



    Cold Biscuits and Fish Heads
    _____________________________________________________________


    Karthago



    Apáink útján
    _____________________________________________________________


    East of Eden



    Jig-a-Jig
    _____________________________________________________________


    Khan



    Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains
    _____________________________________________________________


    Murphy Blend



    First loss
    _____________________________________________________________


    Black Widow



    In Ancient Days
    _____________________________________________________________


    Coloured Balls



    Human Being
    _____________________________________________________________


    White Lightning



    (Under the Screaming Double) Eagle
    _____________________________________________________________


    Cactus





    The Groover
    _____________________________________________________________


    UFO



    Doctor Doctor
    _____________________________________________________________


    Morly Grey



    Peace Officer
    _____________________________________________________________


    Jethro Tull



    Cross-Eyed Mary
    _____________________________________________________________


    Désirée



    Sister Of Sea
    _____________________________________________________________


    Piel de Pueblo



    Sexo Galáctico
    _____________________________________________________________


    Morgen



    Beggin' Your Pardon (Miss Joan)
    _____________________________________________________________


    Toad



    Pig's Walk
    _____________________________________________________________


    Pete Brown & Piblokto!



    Golden Country Kingdom
    _____________________________________________________________


    Silberbart



    Head Tear of the Drunken Sun
    _____________________________________________________________


    Simon Stokes



    Which Way
    _____________________________________________________________


    Fresh Blueberry Pancake



    Hassles
    _____________________________________________________________


    Rory Gallagher



    A Million Miles Away
    _____________________________________________________________


    Them



    Baby Please Don't Go
    _____________________________________________________________


    The Kinks



    You Really Got Me
    _____________________________________________________________


    Tasavallan Presidentti



    Last Quarters
    _____________________________________________________________


    Icecross



    Solution
    _____________________________________________________________


    Skin Alley



    Marsha
    _____________________________________________________________


    Epitaph



    Visions
    _____________________________________________________________


    Gentle Giant



    Octopus Medley
    _____________________________________________________________


    Primevil



    Leavin'
    _____________________________________________________________


    Mountain



    Mississippi Queen
    _____________________________________________________________


    Quicksilver Messenger Service



    All I Ever Wanted To Do
    _____________________________________________________________


    Human Instinct



    Black Sally
    _____________________________________________________________


    Phafner



    Uncle Jerry
    _____________________________________________________________


    Sam Gopal



    Escalator
    _____________________________________________________________


    Saturnalia



    Princess and the Peasant Boy
    _____________________________________________________________


    The Sacred Mushroom



    Mean Old World
    _____________________________________________________________


    Jade Warrior



    Psychiatric Sergeant
    _____________________________________________________________


    Steppenwolf



    Born to Be Wild
    _____________________________________________________________


    Mint Tattoo



    Moanin'
    _____________________________________________________________


    Leigh Stephens



    I Grow Higher
    _____________________________________________________________


    Randy Holden



    Guitar Song
    _____________________________________________________________


    Silver Metre



    Compromising Situation
    _____________________________________________________________


    Blues Creation



    Atomic Bombs Away
    _____________________________________________________________


    Speed, Glue & Shinki



    Stoned Out Of My Mind
    _____________________________________________________________


    Vanilla Fudge



    I Need Love
    _____________________________________________________________


    Ashkan



    Darkness
    _____________________________________________________________


    Bolder Damn



    Dead Meat
    _____________________________________________________________


    Tucky Buzzard



    Fast Bluesy Woman
    _____________________________________________________________


    Zior



    Evolution
    _____________________________________________________________


    The Flock



    Introduction
    Clown
    _____________________________________________________________


    Humble Pie



    I Don't Need No Doctor
    _____________________________________________________________


    The Troggs



    Wild Thing
    _____________________________________________________________


    Arthur Brown



    Fire
    _____________________________________________________________


    Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come



    Spirit of Joy
    _____________________________________________________________


    Nazareth



    Hair of the Dog
    _____________________________________________________________


    Spooky Tooth



    Spooky Tooth
    _____________________________________________________________


    Judas Priest



    Rocka Rolla
    _____________________________________________________________


    La Fachada de Piedra



    Suzie Q
    _____________________________________________________________


    Biglietto per l'Inferno



    Confessione
    _____________________________________________________________


    Fuchsia



    Just Anyone
    _____________________________________________________________


    Clear Blue Sky



    My Heaven
    _____________________________________________________________


    Il Rovescio Della Medaglia



    Sodoma E Gomorra
    _____________________________________________________________


    Laghonia



    Billy Morsa
    _____________________________________________________________


    Luis Alberto Spinetta



    El anillo del capitan Beto
    _____________________________________________________________


    Traffic Sound



    Meshkalina
    _____________________________________________________________


    Traffic



    Dear Mr. Fantasy
    _____________________________________________________________


    We All Together



    Lo Mas Grande Que Existe Es El Amor
    _____________________________________________________________


    Kissing Spell



    Cerraron Sus Ojos
    _____________________________________________________________


    Los Vidrios Quebrados



    En Tu Mirada
    _____________________________________________________________


    Som Imaginário



    Feira moderna
    _____________________________________________________________


    Ladies W.C.



    People
    _____________________________________________________________


    Módulo 1000



    Animalia
    _____________________________________________________________


    Dug Dug's



    Let's Make it Now
    _____________________________________________________________


    The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter



    People
    _____________________________________________________________


    McCully Workshop Inc.



    Why Can't It Rain
    _____________________________________________________________


    Otis Waygood



    Fever
    _____________________________________________________________


    Abstract Truth



    Coming Home Babe
    ____________________________________________________________


    Freedom's Children



    Eclipse
    ____________________________________________________________


    Suck



    Season Of The Witch
    ____________________________________________________________
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