Domenico Scarlatti is a great composer disguised as a mediocre one. Part of the disguise is that he’s a formulaic miniaturist. It’s easy to dismiss his sonatas with the airy notion that if you’ve heard a few of them, you’ve heard them all. So pianists usually dispatch them as twee appetizers, played with a wink and a smirk, setting the table for meatier fare. But such dismissal dissolves under the sheer inventiveness of the sonatas. Like the protagonist in Ilse Aichinger’s “The Bound Man,” Scarlatti finds endless possibilities within his self-imposed confines.
H to He, Who Am the Only One is the third album by the British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1970 on Charisma Records. The band recorded the album in several stages throughout mid 1970 in Trident Studios with producer John Anthony. The songs mentioned a killer shark in "Killer", lost love in "Lost" and the science fiction themed "Pioneers Over c". Bassist Nic Potter left the group in August partway through recording, with organist Hugh Banton covering on bass guitar in the studio and playing bass pedals in concert. King Crimson's Robert Fripp made a guest appearance on guitar, and the cover was the first of several by the band to feature the artwork of Paul Whitehead…
Collection of rare material from Earth (Pre - Black Sabbath) and Flying Hat Band (Pre - Judas Priest) Earth are no others than the previous incarnation of Black Sabbath in 1969! The Flying Hat Band is the band Glenn Tipton had before joining Judas Priest in 1974. The Earth demo sessions are comprised of 3 heavy bluesy numbers and one cover of "Blue Suede Shoes" already when they changed their name to Black Sabbath. The F.H.B. have a similar sound to Sabbath but also makes remember other bands of the time like Horse, Fuzzy Duck or even Hard Stuff. Four songs were recorded with good quality sound as a demo in 1973 featuring the heavy blues guitar wailing of this later-to-be Metal master.
This box with Thåström summarizes his work as a solo artist. The box contains no music with Ebba Grön, Imperiet, Peace, Love & Pitbulls and Sällskapet, focusing solely on his work as an artist in his own name. Eight albums: Thåström (1989), Xplodera mig 2000 (1991), Det är ni som e konstiga det är jag som en normal (1999), Mannen som blev en gris (2002), Skebokvarnsv. 209 (2005), Kärlek är för dom (2009), Beväpna dig med vingar (2012) and Den morronen (2015). Plus 22 bonus tracks. New songs, rework, demos, alternate takes, covers. Among other things, an unreleased recording Cornelis Vreeswijks 'Veronica'.