Playing tracks by
Gong, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Elephant9, Robert wyatt, Nucleus and more.
Once upon a time, at the cusp of the 1970s, a beast was born... a hairy, horny, unkempt animal, buzzing with electricity and hormones. To the uninitiated it was ugly, too jagged and fast, too much energy at once. But to those in the Know it was a thing of reckless beauty; a psychedelic marauder intent on capturing the brain cycles of all who leaned within earshot.
Eventually it was domesticated and given the name 'Fusion' - it even spawned some weakling offspring which maybe should have been drowned in a sack shortly after birth - but now, by some freak chance, one of its grandchildren is once again daring to approach its glorious deeds of daring. It can never really be named or tamed, and certainly never shamed; but for these purposes I am calling it 'Dirty Electrick Prog'.
(I may do a 'Part Two' of this mix so if you have any suggestions, especially for modern bands playing this type of stuff, please let me know in the comments and I'll check it out).