What better time than a global pandemic to launch a brave new music venture resurrecting our neglected past? RICHARD BETTS on the Rattle record label’s brain wave.
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Bruce Paine’s online concert not only features his playing; the guitarist filmed it, recorded it, and wrote most of the music too. By RICHARD BETTS.
With the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider GARY STEEL reflects on his life-long obsession with electronic music.
It’s a music genre that’s been reviled for decades, yet it remains stubbornly popular with music freaks who demand more than a two-chord thrash. GARY STEEL writes in defence of prog-rock.
GARY STEEL celebrates Willie Nelson’s 87th birthday by reaching back to an interview he conducted with the legend in 1981.
What will music sound like in 50 years’ time? GARY STEEL has been thinking.
Just what is music anyway, and what is it for? GARY STEEL certainly has an opinon or two about these cosmic vibrations that decorate our lives. For many years there was an annual Australian festival called What Is Music? Its performers set about answering that question in their own […]
To mark New Zealand Music Month GARY STEEL regurgitates a piece he wrote on the subject long ago.