ORGAN: Five Music Things – The chaos of Otoboke Beaver, Pure Adult, The Maghreban, a first taste of the new Miraculous Mule album, more Vomitatrix, Canadian punks Single Mothers, Jay Tausig’s Van Der Graaf flavours…

Shall we do it again, five more? The Five music things thing for whatever it still might still be worth. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five. Cross-pollination? Five more? and why do we do all this? Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is there another way? A cure for pulling cats…

ORGAN THINGS: Who Killed The KLF? A new documentary. And a lost and now found hissy tape of a John Peel show from ’69 including an excellent Van Der Graaf Generator session…

Two things of the day today, you can take the first one like you’d take something being pinned on the parish noticeboard, we haven’t got around to watching it yet what with all the other things demanding our time “Who Killed the KLF?” uses previously unheard tapes to explore the rise and fall of the…

ORGAN THING: Van Der Graaf Generator being on tour, now, is a kind of miracle, not just because they started their utterly unique thing so long ago, but because they’re doing it with as much if not more vigour and honesty than ever…

Live review: Van Der Graaf Generator – London Palladium, 24th February 2022 – It has to be asked: would this show be like this if we hadn’t all come through two years of existential dread?   It’s hard to tell, with Van Der Graaf Generator. Existential dread – or perhaps existential obsession is more accurate  –…

ORGAN THING: Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence?

Fresh Van Der Graaf Generator news, the band are of course on tour right now, the UK leg opened in Birmingham last night, was the small earthquake that happened under the city as the set was finishing just coincidence? 2.8 so they say, the band were playing Still Life at the time apparently. Anyway, “We…

ORGAN PREVIEW: “All life has been in some kind of abeyance. Now at last things seem to be on the way to starting up again”, Peter Hammill looks forward “with joy and excitement (and the usual pinch of trepidation)” to February’s Van Der Graaf Generator UK shows…

Van Der Graaf Generator’s UK tour is now less than a month away, the rescheduled dates really do look like they will be happening this time, and so, without wishing to tempt anything, a message from Peter Hammill regarding the upcoming VdGG tour as it appeared a day or two ago on his website… “Astonishingly,…

ORGAN THING: List time, our top albums of 2021, who made it? Gazelle Twin & NYX, Peter Hammill, Michael J Sheehy, Black Country New Road, Robert Calvert, Flying Luttenbachers, Deerhoof, Van Der Graaf, Alex Ward, Charlotte Greve, the Commoners Choir and…

The self indulgent end of year best albums list thing, everyone loves a list don’t they? Do like to wait until the actual end of the year though, we’re almost there now and well, here it is. Of course we haven’t listened to everything, of course we haven’t, we certainly haven’t reviewed everything – we…

ORGAN THING: The re-issued 50th Anniversary edition of Van Der Graaf Generator’s Pawn Hearts, surely one of the finest albums ever made?

Van Der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts (Charisma/UMC) – A newly remastered three disc version of the classic album, where to start? Actually four classic Van Der Graaf Generator albums reissued. If you already know the chances are you’ve treasured these albums for years, if you don’t know then where where where to start? Is…