Several of these were chosen for purely nostalgic reasons...
Hatfield and the North Hatfield and the North, Rotters’ Club complex, melodic, quirky - my favourite band
Various Artists Soupsongs Live (music of Robert Wyatt) julie tippets, didier maleherbe and others
Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo, One Size Fits All his most refined compositions IMO. george duke
Beaver And Krause Ghandarva, All Good Men paul beaver and bernie krause - very eclectic
Weather Report Black Market, Heavy Weather pastorius at his best. real compositions, no noodling
Gong Camembert Electrique, Angel’s Egg i saw this band in 1973, but only joined 27 years later
Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time synth programmers for stevie wonder doing their own thing
Group 1850 Agemo’s Trip to Mother Earth dutch psychedelia - epitemizes the genre
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life absolute classic - perfect marriage of soul and synths
John Mayall Blues from Laurel Canyon evocative, heartfelt white blues
The Pretenders Learning to Crawl chrissie hynde and band - my fave girl rocker, because she’s real
Walter Carlos Switched On Bach first time i consciously heard a synth. still unbeaten for craftsmanship
The Nice Ars Longa Vita Brevis i really wanted a hammond c3 when i was a kid...
Cinematic Orchestra Every Day background music at its most interesting?
World Party Goodbye Jumbo a breath of fresh air when it came out. accomplished retro pop
Hadouk Trio Shamanimal didier malherbe’s thing after leaving gong
Shakti Natural Elements john mclaughlin and his “indian” band
Cream Disraeli Gears i always thought this was magic. nostalgia aint what it used to be...
Vangelis Beaubourg mostly blips and squeaks - not everyone’s cup of tea - at least it’s not sugary!
Soft Machine Third mike ratledge buzzing away on his lowrey organ / fuzz box
Pink Floyd Relics an early compilation album - i much prefer it to DSOTM etc.
Egg Polite Force dave stewart’s band before hatfield and the north
Air Moon Safari another breath of fresh air :-)
Suede Suede the most whinging and whining voice in the business - but it works!
ELP Tarkus after buying a philicorda instead of a c3, i then wanted a minimoog...
...to be continued