Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 6

Jack Hopkin's sixth 'curiosity shoppe' column; in this edition he recommends the likes of Pearls Before Swine and Dr. John, The Night Tripper, to Neon Pearls and Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity...

MOONLIGHT RIDE

"Nocturnal sounds and shapes for moonbathers everywhere. Push aside the moth-eaten bookshelf to reveal a hidden door leading to Ramesses' tomb of opulence and seclusion. Listen softly and in dim light to squadrons of mind-blowers, poets and minstrels, celestial lullabies or perhaps and aphrodisiac for wakefulness - after all, in Moonlight ride it's up to [...]

Album of the week: Sunset Glow (1975)

Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer Would recommend if you’re a fan of: Alice Coltrane, Robert Wyatt, Sandy Denny, Curved Air, Pentangle, Room, Tim Buckley Through the cover’s lens you look upon a scene which represents one dimension of earth and time, the cloudy sky and it's reflection in the ocean at dusk. It must be a [...]

Classic Album Review: Julie Driscoll – 1969

Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer: Vanessa Pettendorfer was born in Germany in 1981. She has a B.A. in art history and is working as a semi-professional musician. Appreciating all kinds of music - especially the progressive 60's/70's scene, she is now up to the deeper exploration of sound textures.   At the zenith of her career, [...]