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    Roots of Electronica: ESG

    In many ways, ESG are like The Ramones of proto-electronica. Upon first listen their music seems intensely, almost humorously simple, repetitive to the point of near-parody. But still undeniably “fun”, in an essential, flesh-less way that couldn’t easily be replicated. Even if anybody could play it. ESG was formed in the late 70’s by four […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: “Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka”

    Brian Jones, Rolling Stones founder and inaugural member of the 27 Club, was famously incapable of writing songs. Described by Mick Jagger as having “no talent” for songwriting, Jones, the former alpha-dog in the world’s greatest rock and roll band, found himself gradually phased out of his leadership position when the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards partnership […] More