I generally don’t last long in Facebook groups. Someone will say something offensive and/or ignorant I’ll hurriedly hit “Leave Group”. Sometimes, which is far worse, I’ll respond/react only to then see the thing collapse into a foetid swamp as my stomach sinks at roughly the same rate. And that’s just the music groups.
Nevertheless, one club I’ve actually enjoyed is Prog Collectors. What I like is it’s inclusivity. In addition to the broad canon of prog, one can post psychedelia, jazz-rock or ambient albums and see them warmly responded to. A trend has emerged to post groups of CDs, often in half-dozen lots. It’s kind of fun seeing what lurks in peoples collections.
My contribution has been a series called Progressive Fourplay. That title needing little explanation, I thought I’d share the first four posts here. I won’t bore you with details other than a couple of ‘sub-genre’ descriptors and a rough ‘star’ rating, but feel free to share any likes or ask about any of the artists. If such music is not your thing, there are always the album covers to enjoy. Prog On!
AGITATION FREE — At The Cliffs Of River Rhine [Rec. 1974, rel. 1998] Psychedelic, Krautrock, Progressive ***
AFTER THE FIRE — Signs Of Change  Progressive, folk-rock, art rock ***
AMON DÜÜL II — Phallus Dei  Psychedelic, Krautrock, Progressive ***
A TRIGGERING MYTH — The Remedy Of Abstraction  Progressive ****
PETER BANKS — Two Sides Of Peter Banks  Progressive ***
PHILIPPE BESOMBES — Libra  Electronic, experimental, soundtrack ***
DAVID BOWIE — All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999)  Electronic, composed, ambient ****
JACK BRUCE — Things We Like  Jazz-rock ****
CAMEL — On The Road 1972 [Rec. 1972, Rel. 1992] Progressive, classic prog ***
CAVEMAN SHOESTORE — Flux  Progressive, adventurous ***
CLUSTER — One Hour  Electronic, experimental, ambient ***
CURVED AIR — Midnight Wire  Art rock, progressive ***
DEUTER — D  Electronic, experimental, krautrock ****
DJAM KARET — Still No Commercial Potential  Progressive rock ***
THE DURUTTI COLUMN — The Return Of The Durutti Column [1980, Re-issue 1996] Avant-garde, ambient, experimental ****
DRUCKFARBEN — Druckfarben  Progressive, symphonic prog ****