Prog in Brief
Tim Blake’s (right) career is celebrated on a compilation out via Esoteric on Nov 30. Lighthouse: An Anthology
1973-2012 collates solo material, unreleased tracks and work with Hawkwind and Gong on a remastered four-disc CD/DVD collection. A fundraiser for North Devon Hospice has been set up in memory of Bonzo Dog Doo
Dah Band’s Sam Spoons who died in September.
The hospice cared for the musician in his final days. Contribute at www.bit.ly/SamSpoons. Anna von Hausswolff producer Randall Dunn releases his first solo album on Nov 9. Beloved is out via Figureight and explores the possibilities that early digital and analogue synthesisers offer. Read our review on page 102.
Atlas Empire release The Stratosphere Beneath Our
Feet on Dec 7 via Bandcamp. The Glasgow band’s debut blends prog, post-rock and shoegaze, and explores humanity’s reliance on technology, and what happens when it fails.