Pink Floyd has announced a new album, The Endless River, that they say is a tribute to longtime keyboardist Richard Wright (1943-2008) and a return to their early style.
“The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains David Gilmour. “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album.”
“Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and, with him, the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.” Continue reading
We take a break from the usual Sunday Synth Jams to feature this live performance by Tyler Fengya, at age 8 yrs. & 1 mo., doing his interpretation of Solitudinous by Keith Emerson. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via ThinkTankMediaMusic, captures Erik Norlander and his band performing his song, Dreamcurrents. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures Erik Norlander and his band performing The Dark Water, from The Galactic Collective. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance of Erik Norlander‘s Fanfare for Absent Friends – a prog rock jam, dedicated to Dr Bob Moog. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a little something for the prog fans – the Emerson, Lake & Palmer 40th Anniversary Concert. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures an full-on live performance, by Mike Oldfield & friends and a choir and an orchestra, of his complete Tubular Bells II.
The performance was filted at Edinburgh Castle in 1992.
In addition to Oldfield, Craig Pruess, Richard Cottle & Dave Hartley play keyboards.
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a live symphonic rock jam by synthesist Erik Norlander – Trantor Station.
Norlander’s Galactic Collective project revisits some of Norlander’s instrumental compositions, originally written for Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane and his own solo albums.
The album features Norlander performing on an amazing arsenal of classic analog synthesizers (including the Wall of Doom modular, seen in the video), Hammond organ and a Steinway Model B grand piano. Continue reading