On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

I don't know what lies ahead...Opening line of the album, from the song "Throw My Bones" Deep Purple released Whoosh! on this day in 2020. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album is the twenty-first studio album from Deep Purple, and the fifth by its Mark VIII lineup. It comes three years after Infinite, which … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

Yuji Ohno released the album Cosmos on this day in 1981. Album cover. Retrieved from here. Cosmos is a loose concept album about a trip to space overnight told primarily with a jazz orchestra and some synthesizers. Ohno, the primary composer, also played keyboards on the album. He was joined by a panoply of other … Continue reading On This Day (February 25)…Yuji Ohno’s Trip to the Cosmos

On This Day (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

Deep Purple released Rapture of the Deep on this day in 2005. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album was the second album of the Mark VIII era, following Bananas, which had been released in 2003. By this point, even newest member Don Airey had been with the band for three years; every other member … Continue reading On This Day (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

On This Day (September 27)…ELP Sit In The Hot Seat

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released In The Hot Seat on this day in 1994. Album cover, designed by Hans Neleman. Retrieved from here. This was ELP's final studio album, capping off their twenty-four year history in studios. As with its immediate predecessor, Black Moon, the band brought in an outside producer for the album rather … Continue reading On This Day (September 27)…ELP Sit In The Hot Seat

On This Day (September 26)…’Epsilon in Malaysian Pale’ is Released

I loved doing Epsilon, because it was so simple, just took three days. I played it right away with the mellotron, no tricks, no effects, just played what I felt.Edgar Froese about the creation of Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. From a 1986 interview. Retrieved from here. Edgar Froese released Epsilon in Malaysian Pale on this day … Continue reading On This Day (September 26)…’Epsilon in Malaysian Pale’ is Released

On This Day (September 13)…The Hu Debut

The Hu released The Gereg on this day in 2019. Album cover. Retrieved from here. The word "Gereg" apparently originally referred to the passport Mongolian nobles carried with them in the Mongolian Empire. Although this was the band's first album, the Hu had already built up a fair amount of excitement with individual song releases. … Continue reading On This Day (September 13)…The Hu Debut

On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas

Deep Purple released Bananas on this day in 2003. Album cover. Retrieved from here. (Fair use) This album marked a notable change in the band's history. It was the first album to feature Don Airey on keyboards after he took the job from a retired Jon Lord. Lord actually received writing credit on two songs … Continue reading On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas

Sixth Impressions: Whoosh Was Worth the Wait

Here we are, folks! Today is August 7th, 2020, and Whoosh! is finally available worldwide. It's been a long journey from that short Facebook clip I covered in February. It's release has been delayed by a pandemic and the tour to support the album has been similarly pushed back, but it's here. Album cover. Originally … Continue reading Sixth Impressions: Whoosh Was Worth the Wait