Tag: Esoteric Recordings

Peter Green

Peter Green: The End Of The Game (Esoteric Recordings)

The troubled founder of Fleetwood Mac began his solo career with The End Of The Game, a bizarre album unlike any of his previous work and one that still confounds a half a century later.

Djabe Steve Hackett Walking Around

Song Of The Day: Djabe & Steve Hackett, “Walking Around”

Taken from the Esoteric Records album, Back To Sardinia.

Spirit: Two Sides Of A Rainbow: Live At The Rainbow 1978 (Esoteric Recordings)

Psych rock band Spirit was in a state of flux during the late 1970s, but Two Sides Of A Rainbow highlights a power trio giving 110% to an excited and ecstatic audience.

Patrick Moraz: Out In The Sun (Esoteric Recordings)

Swiss Progressive pianist Patrick Moraz’s second album was an escape to South America captured in sound, and remains a delightful and sunny listening experience.

Third Ear Band: Music From Macbeth (Esoteric)

Director Roman Polanski tapped British progressive collective Third Ear Band to compose the music for Macbeth, his first production after the murder of his wife and friends at the hands of Charles Manson. Through use of improvisation in the blending of old and new musical techniques, they provided the bleak, heavy score the film needed.

Sky: Carillon: The Singles Collection 1979-1987

British classical rock phenomenon Sky offered up a unique take on progressive music, and this two disc collection that compiles their complete singles discography shows what made them such a versatile and interesting band.

Bill Nelson: Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks From The Echo Observatory (Cocteau Discs)

When Bill Nelson launched his solo career, he began to develop an interest in abstract, moody instrumental music. This three-disc box compiles three early soundtracks written and released in 1981 and 1982, and offer up gorgeous–and sometimes quite challenging–experiments.

Song Of The Day: Atlantic Bridge, “Dear Prudence”

Taken from the Esoteric Recordings release, Atlantic Bridge.

Bill Nelson: Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights (Esoteric Recordings)

Progressive musician Bill Nelson’s 1987 album was an ambitious double album consisting of minimalistic ambient sonic sketches compiled to form a cohesive whole. This thirtieth anniversary edition offers the set in its entirety, as well as a limited edition seven inch suite and fourteen bonus tracks–adding additional depth to the listening experience.

Michael McGear: Woman (Esoteric Recordings)

Woman was the debut solo album from former Scaffold talent Michael McGear; an album he intended to be a more straightforward, serious affair. Surprisingly, this album is something of a lost jewel, the delightful sound of a young talent trying on different sounds and finding his creative voice.