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Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993) (Re-up)

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Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993) (Re-up)

Peter Hammill - Offensichtlich Goldfisch (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Golden Hind (GH 70112)

An excellent idea (if, perhaps, a somewhat self-indulgent one): 12 of Peter Hammill's (Van Der Graaf Generator) finest recent songs, rendered into the German language that his more stentorian vocals seemed to be striving for, even in English. Titled for Out of Water's "Evidently Goldfish," the album is dominated by material from the early '90s: cuts from Fireships and The Noise account for more than half the album, while the remainder is culled from 1988's In a Foreign Town and 1986's And Close As This. But Offensichtlich Goldfisch is no simple retread of already familiar material. Although little more than the vocals were re-recorded from the original master tapes, the musical textures change immensely in their new setting, regardless of whether or not one understands German…

The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill - We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (2020)

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The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill - We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (2020)

The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill - We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: fsoldigital

The Amorphous Androgynous return with symphonic 41 minute 'We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal' in 6 epic parts. Featuring the legendary Peter Hammill (the Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including Paul Weller (piano and guitar) Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group / Ian Gillan Band) lead guitar, Brian Hopper (Caravan / Soft Machine) on sax and many others including the 50 piece Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25 piece sumptuously recorded live orchestral string section…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts (1971) {1987, Reissue} Re-Up

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts (1971) {1987, Reissue} Re-Up

Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts (1971) {1987, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Charisma Records #CASCD 1051 / Virgin #0777 7 87549 2 3
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock

Pawn Hearts is the fourth album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in October 1971 on Charisma Records. The original album features just three tracks, including the side-long suite "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers". The album was not commercially successful in the UK, but reached number one in Italy. The songs for the album were worked out while on tour in 1971, with further development and arranging at manager Tony Stratton-Smith's house in Crowborough, Sussex over a two-month period. The original plan had been to release more material, making up a double album, but Charisma vetoed the idea. A non-album single, "Theme One" was included on some releases in the US and Canada. The album's strong commercial showing in Italy resulted in a number of lucrative promotional tours there, but the resulting pressure led to the band's split in August 1972.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue} Re-Up

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue} Re-Up

Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Charisma Records #CASCD 1109 / Virgin Records #0777 7 87547 2 5

Godbluff is the fifth album released by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was the first disc after the band reformed in 1975 and was recorded after a European tour. As the first self-produced album by the band, it featured a tighter, more pared-down sound than the band's earlier recordings with producer John Anthony. Hammill said "we did not want to make 'Son of Pawn Hearts' with a big long side two and lots of studio experiments". Van der Graaf Generator would never work with an outside producer from this point forward. Hammill made extensive use of the Hohner Clavinet D6 keyboard, which he had first using on his previous solo album, Nadir's Big Chance (1975).

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {1997, Reissue}

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {1997, Reissue}

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {1997, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 356 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4647-WY

The Aerosol Grey Machine is the debut studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1969 by record label Mercury. The album was originally intended as a solo album by the band's lead singer and main songwriter, Peter Hammill. When the band signed with Charisma Records, a deal was worked out whereby The Aerosol Grey Machine would be released under the Van der Graaf Generator name, in return for Mercury Records releasing Hammill from his earlier contract with it. The initial edition contained the song "Giant Squid", later pressings removed this track and replaced it with the single b-side "Necromancer". The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by the German company Repertoire Records, using the second-edition running order of the album and featuring the first single as bonus tracks.

Van der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast 2005 (2018/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Van der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast 2005 (2018/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

Van der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast 2005 (2018/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 690 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 287 Mb | Covers included | 01:44:40
Progressive Rock | Label: Music On Vinyl

Live At Rockpalast was recorded at the formal setting of the Leverkusen jazz festival in 2005, which suited the group well; always brilliant when playing to a musically aware audience. It is a classic capture of the reformed band on great form.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Alt (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna (EVDGCD 1003)

"Alt" is a 2012 studio project by the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator and follows on from the release of "A Grounding In Numbers” in 2011. "Alt” is no ordinary Van Der Graaf Generator album (if the term "ordinary” could ever be applied to this visionary group). Peter Hammill explains: "Instrumental Improvs & Experiments - Most of the music on "Alt” was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete. The fourteen pieces here offer a fascinating glimpse into an alternative Van der Graaf Generator sound world…

Jackson, Evans, Banton & Friends - The Long Hello (1974) [Reissue 2012] (Repost)

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Jackson, Evans, Banton & Friends - The Long Hello (1974) [Reissue 2012] (Repost)

Jackson, Evans, Banton & Friends - The Long Hello (1974) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Flawed Gems (GEM 78)

The Long Hello was an instrumental progressive album recorded in August 1973 by David Jackson, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans & Friends (including another ex-Van Der Graaf Generator - bassist Nic Potter and guitarist Ced Curtis - both at the time of the session were members of Rare Bird) soon after VDGG was disbanded. The music on that album was truly beautiful, well-arranged, quite relaxing and very melodic (with plenty of flute, sax and classical guitar) but also dark, twisted and most of the time very similar to the early VDGG style. This unjustly underrated record was originally signed by the band members, titled 'The Long Hello’ and released in 1974 on Italian United Artists label. 2 years later it was reissued in the UK (with different cover and with reversed sides) by the band ‘The Long Hello’ themselves as a limited edition of 5000 copies. This CD has been carefully remastered from original, analogue source.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast: Leverkusen 2005 (2018)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast: Leverkusen 2005 (2018)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Live At Rockpalast: Leverkusen 2005 (2018)
DVD-9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 c
Progressive Rock | 01:44:21 | ~ 7.98 Gb

~ Recorded live on November 5th, 2005 at the Leverkusener Jazztage at the Forum Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany. ~

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969)

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Fie! Rec., FIE9116 | ~ 342 or 129 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 51 Mb
Progressive Rock

Beginning as a Peter Hammill solo effort following the dissolution of the first Van Der Graaf Generator, this quickly recorded album brought Hammill together with producer John Anthony and caused the reformation of the band (which immediately thereafter shifted personnel once again). A raw, energetic effort that sometimes did little to show off the young Hammill's talents, the album nevertheless has some fine moments that hint at the possibilities for future releases…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Time Vaults (1982) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Time Vaults (1982) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Time Vaults (1982) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Plastic Head Records (PHRL014CD)

Since bootleggers were fetching high prices for Van Der Graaf Generator rarities compilations from fans, VDGG leader Peter Hammill decided to compile ten of the best tracks and give them an official release. Since some of the tracks were never even completed, some present-day overdubbing was required, but according to Hammill in the liner notes, "all dubbing was completed in nine hours, in order to stay true to the spirit of the venture." And although the listener is warned that these are not studio quality recordings, the overall sound is consistently good. Besides, most of the people who would buy this album in the first place are the VDGG fanatics, who will be happy just to acquire this material…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/EMI (50999 5 21030 0 1)

Usually, the first comeback album is a pretext for a comeback tour; the second comeback album is the real test. And Van Der Graaf Generator passed that test, although fans may argue about that for years. Vintage VDGG this is not (and if you're still hoping for that, well, it won't happen). And, of course, Trisector sounds closer to a Peter Hammill solo album than any VDGG LP from the '70s. After all, drummer Guy Evans has released very few albums (let alone under his own name) during the interim, and organist Hugh Banton has released only one, while Hammill chugged out three dozens or so…

Van Der Graaf Generator - 5 Studio Albums (1970-1975) [Non-remastered]

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Van Der Graaf Generator - 5 Studio Albums (1970-1975) [Non-remastered]

Van Der Graaf Generator - 5 Studio Albums (1970-1975) [Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 531 MB | Covers - 220 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin/Charisma

Van Der Graaf Generator is an English eclectic progressive rock band with front man Peter Hammill from 'the classic period' that has proven be one of the most important bands of the progressive genre. An eye-opening trip to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury during the summer of 1967 inspired British-born drummer Chris Judge Smith to compose a list of possible names for the rock group he wished to form. Upon his return to Manchester University, he began performing with singer/songwriter Peter Hammill and keyboardist Nick Peame; employing one of the names from Judge Smith's list, the band dubbed itself Van der Graaf Generator (after a machine that creates static electricity), eventually earning an intense cult following as one of the era's preeminent art rock groups…

Peter Hammill & The K Group - Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1981 (2016)

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Peter Hammill & The K Group - Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1981 (2016)

Peter Hammill & The K Group - Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1981 (2016)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 437 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 219 MB | Covers - 156 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MiG Music (MiG 90662)

Peter Hammill is one of the formative characters of the progressive rock scene to date. In the beginning of the 1970's he recorded four cumbersome mysterious albums with his band Van der Graaf Generator which never could reach the commercial heights of cognate bands like Genesis or Yes due to their musical intransigence. After several visionary but difficult to access albums, Hammill reformed the quartet for another four albums which introduced a more earthy but not less complex sound. After the band's second end in 1978, on solo albums like "The Future Now", "ph7" or "A Black Box" Hammill experimented extensively in the studio and acquired the latest techniques like i.e. early forms of sampling; one of the most breath-taking results being the 20 minute long soundscape 'Flight'…

Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 302 MB | Covers - 159 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Antenna (EANTCD 1062)

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator. "Do Not Disturb" is the band’s 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016. A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty. "Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band’s career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016.