…TANGERINE DREAM release Quantum Gate in September, wherein band members Ulrich Schnauss, Thorsten Quaeschning and Hoshiko Yamane (right) have completed an album they began with late TD guiding mind Edgar Froese in 2014. It promises to encompass “non-musical ideas relating to the field of quantum physics and philosophy” …JOHN GRANT has been in the Cornwall studio of analogue synth warlock Benge, and also at his home studio in Reykjavík, working on his fourth solo album. “It’s much further along than I thought I’d be at this point,” says John.
“It’s going to be another interesting hybrid of the organic and the electronic. In Cornwall, surrounded by all the synths, I love doing dancier, more upbeat things. On my own I get into the full meat of the ballads.” Expect it in 2018… Paul Cook has reconvened THE PROFESSIONALS for new album What In The World. Guests include Mick Jones, Marco Pirroni, Billy Duffy and Professionals founder member Steve Jones… Al Jourgensen is gearing up to release a new
MINISTRY album, which will feature early NWA member Arabian Prince and Beck’s DJ
Swamp. “We are grateful for our insanely dedicated fans,” runs a
statement. “This is our way of saying THANK YOU”… LUNA have completed EP A Place Of Greater Safety and covers album A Sentimental Education… have THE STONE ROSES,
ostensibly reactivated since 2012 – they did record a full two tracks – split again? If so, it leaves Ian Brown free to record his first solo album since 2009’s My Way…