Now in his fourth decade of music making Steve Hillage is an object lesson in consistently moving forward, from his major role in psychedelic pop pixes Gong, and fascinating solo career to heading off with partner Miquette Giraudy into techno trance territory with System 7.
His music is nowadays better known for cropping up as part
of somebody else’s hit but 2006 is nonetheless a really good time to be Gary Numan with
a great new album (Jagged) in the can, a contented family setup, and a list of major league music superstars stars
queuing to big him up
Having more or less ceased to exist at the end of the ‘80s, having ‘worn each other out’ (although there was never any official ‘split’), the Eurythmics reconvened in 2005 to release new matieral, their entire back catalogue and an 8 CD retrospective box set entitled Boxed...
Patti Smith tends not to do one-on-one interviews if she
can help it, but TotalMusic-Online was one of the lucky
few invited to an ‘interactive performance’ with the poet,
writer, photographer, grandmother of punk and one of the
most singular artists of her generation.
Harold Budd has been a decisive
influence on the development of experimental music for more than 30
years. As he releases his final album, Avalon Sutra, the modest composer
and musician tells David Davies about a career spent exploring the
quieter reaches of sound
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