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 EUROCK - THE GOLDEN AGE  < Press Clips >



"Now this is a treat.

For nearly 30 years, Portland Oregon's Archie Patterson has championed progressive music form Europe and beyond - by-passing the likes of ELP and Yes who obviously had no trouble gaining recognition elsewhere - concentrating on music that probably would gain no recognition in the States without his pioneering magazine - Eurock.

All 47 issues are now available on a CD-Rom along side videos from Amon Düül 2, Popol Vuh and Urban Sax - plus - 40 minutes of electronic music from Japanese musician Hiro Kawahara.

I'll deal with the amazing amount of articles on an amazing amount of groups in a minute. The initial highlight for many will be the QuickTime videos of Amon Düül 2's “Eye Shaking King” and Popol Vuh's “Affenstunde”.

The Düül grind away in all their glory from a German TV program in the early seventies. This almost epitomizes the rockier side of music coming from Germany in the early seventies. The playing is great as AD jumps out of the screen at you in all their psyche-prog glory. The clothes, the colors, the visuals are all simply stunning; you can smell the patchouli wafting out from your VDU.

Representing the other side of the Kosmische coin from the same period in musical history Popol Vuh provided us with a 3 minute etude of “Affenstunde” showing how analogue synths forced artists to be creative when making new psychedelic sounds, no midi here mate!

Now for the main course - all 47 issues of Eurock served for your pleasure. CD-Rom’s have yet to be exploited to their fullest potential within the world of rock music, perhaps they are being by-passed by DVD, but this is a fantastic example of how modern technology can be used - creating a CD-Rom is a damn site easier than having a book published! Early issues are based on definite Krautrock axis: Can, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Embryo, Nektar, Cosmic Jokers, the list goes on. Eurock is operated like a 'Flash' website, even the most computer-phobic user will be able to navigate their way around the 1,100 articles, 350 discographies, 300 photos and 1,200 reviews. Articles can be accessed issue by issue, or by a spectacular index demonstrating a frightening amount of bands and artists. Where else can you find an article on the rise and fall of German electronic music, written in 1979, an Art Zoyd Discography or a review of Walter Wegmuller's Tarot? I found about 30 references to Guru Guru (and that's not including any direct reviews or articles), 50 or more for Klaus Schulze; I think you get my point!

Alongside Julia Cope's KrautrockSampler, A Crack In The Cosmic Egg and Cosmic Dreams At Play, Krautrock and European progressive music in general now has another Holy Grail.”

Nigel Pennington / (UK)


"Eurock is a pioneer magazine led by Archie Patterson, which was dedicated to RIO, Krautrock, musique nouvelles, avant-garde rock... it showed a true visionary and courageous attitude. This CD-ROM contains the complete contents of all 45 issues; it also features discographies of the main prog bands. I looked at the chapters dedicated to the French scene and found interviews of Pinhas, Vander, a detailed story of Ange, Magma and Gong. I found precise discographies of Atoll too. Other countries are presented too such as Germany (of course) and Italy. The complete discography of Le Orme is impressive... this is an enthusiastic and enjoyable work I shall recommend to every curious music lover."

Roland Rocque / ACID DRAGON (France)


That the European media carefully chronicled the development of US rock is no news. Few people know the reverse happened as well, namely a US journalist devoted his life to European rock. Portland-based Archie Patterson did. He is the head of Eurock, a small, but very interesting label specializing in what was once called "progressive rock". In other words, the kind of art-inspired music which flourished in many European countries in the early Seventies. It was very much centered in Britain, of course, but there were also many bands among the French (Art Zoyd), the Belgians (Univers Zero), the Germans (Amon Düül, Can, Faust), as well as many unknown groups from Central/Eastern Europe.

Eurock was also the name of the journal Archie launched in 1973. Now this publication is no longer running, but all issues are available in a CD-ROM: "Eurock: A History of European Progressive Music. "The Golden Age" CD-ROM features the 1,500 articles of the journal, photos, discographies and some 40 minutes of music by Japanese musician Hiro Kawahara. Archie's love for European rock, never prevented him from dealing with music from Japan, the US and South America.

Nowadays Archie is still active: you just have to take a look at his site,, to realize that he is not going to give up. It is not about nostalgia, he  knows that 30 years have passed and the musical landscape is totally different. His current proposals confirm this. The heritage of the past, he thinks, must help us build the future.

Alessandro Michelucci / WORLD MUSIC MAGAZINE (Italy)


"In the early days, Eurock was one voice world-wide that waxed enthusiastically about progressive music from Europe. Eurock was the inspiration to others... the logical way to document the archive was a CD-ROM. It's amazing how much can be fitted into 650mb though. There's lots of useful historical information in all of this... It amounts to a really good compact information device. You get a Macromedia controlled system, enabling you to access all the reviews and articles in Eurock, either by issue or the built in search program, and it's all pretty easy to use...

The bonus QT videos are sure to be big selling points, especially so the totally unreleased Popol Vuh with Florian playing the big Moog, and the beautifully psychedelic Amon Düül II. The Urban Sax is also nice...The sound is great... The standard albums worth of music by Heretic member Hiro Kawahara is also nice, instrumental progressive/synths with nods to early Heldon and the Teutonic synthe scene.

Compatible with Apple MAC OS8, and PC's with Windows 95 or 98, it virtually runs itself... so it's an essential item for anyone keen on such music, which should mean everyone reading Audion!"

Alan Freeman / AUDION Magazine (UK)


"'Eurock' subtitled "A History of European Progressive Music" is Eurock Magazine's CD-ROM, archiving every article written in their back issues (aprox. 1,500 and includes some amazing music and video footage, notably of Amon Düül II playing "Eye Shaking King" live and Popol Vuh putting down some analogue electronica. It avoids the dubious "Krautrock" pigeonhole and is a fantastic info. store for fans and journalists alike. (The first thing I tried to do was work out how to cut and paste text from the articles...)

It's compatible with Windows and MAC and shows that there's a growing market for this kind of encyclopedic obscuranta. The Freeman brothers' 'Crack in the Cosmic Egg' was an early symptom, and the most visible aspect of the fever is probably Julian Cope's 'KrautrockSampler', along with his loud tributes to all things German in interviews and autobiographies.

It's nice to see the issues presented here complete with original covers (no attempt to tart anything up) and the whole thing is a pleasure to use, the only slow part is the index, necessarily though, as it's such a huge database of information. Each article comes with photos of bands and the attention to detail is quite stunning in places. Essential. Essential. Essential."

Steve Hanson / PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE Magazine (UK)


"This CD-ROM is a joy on every level. There are 1,142 articles, plus loads of photos and all the original artwork. ...I found I had the most fun initially selecting artists I knew out of the index and reading the articles from EUROCK to see if I agreed with them. There is a huge depth of knowledge here... This is one hell of a piece of work."

Kev Roland / FEEDBACK Magazine (UK)


"For more than 25 years, Archie Patterson's fanzine EUROCK has been reviewing the recordings, interviewing the artists, exploring the subtleties, and extolling the virtues of the cerebral, mostly instrumental, mechanized sub genre of popular music he calls European progressive rock. EUROCK: The Golden Age collects his life's work--complete with multimedia enhancements--onto a single CD-ROM.

Every word from the fanzine's 45 individual issues, two special retrospective issues, and current EUROCK 2000--that's 1,142 articles, reviews, and discographies in all--is reproduced here, along with 300 rare photos. A "Media Gallery" lets you view spacey QuickTime videos of three representative artists--Amon Düül 2, Popol Vuh, and Urban Sax--and exhibits the fanzine's cover art going back to EUROCK #01 in March 1973. Pop the disc into a conventional CD player, and experience 40 minutes of music from "a dense Zen electronic tone poem" by Hiro Kawahara.

EUROCK opens with a "splash screen" that transports the user into the fanzine's current electronic issue. The full text of every previous EUROCK article is hot-linked via the tables of contents in the Issue Archives section. Viewing selected discographies, browsing the comprehensive Index, and exploring the Media Gallery are other options. While the absence of Print, Find, and Search functions detracts from the overall utility of the disc, this product is still simple to use. Despite the incorporation of multimedia elements, EUROCK is primarily about insightful, fanzine-type esoterica.

The Grove Music database, while acknowledging European progressive rock as "an important musical movement," dispatches the entire genre in a 330-word article entitled "Krautrock." Dave Elliott's essay for EUROCK 2000, entitled "Krautrock: A Personal Reflection," runs nearly 1,800 words. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Muze, 1998) includes just three of ten artists from a small EUROCK sample, while The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Penguin, 1998) covers just one. Grove fares even more poorly, including individual entries only for high-profile artists like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Eurock's content, by comparison with these highly regarded reference sources, is totally unique, much more comprehensive, and (if an intense and prolonged devotion to this music counts for anything) far more authoritative.

The Bottom Line: EUROCK: The Golden Age is the culmination of a lifelong fascination with a musical style whose impact on what we listen to today--rap and the various manifestations of electronica, in particular--is profoundly more significant that its own minimal popularity would ever have predicted. Patterson's editorial speaks warmly about "offering a contemporary perspective and living document of the magical musical journey that began all those years ago, and still continues to this day" and just as warmly about the prospects of presenting all this history the way it deserves to be presented--with audio and visual accompaniment. Though its seams show a bit, EUROCK: The Golden Age is not only a project that clearly demonstrates just how much the passionate, determined aficionado is capable of accomplishing, but a complete success as a music resource. Enthusiastically recommended for public and academic libraries."

Bruce Connolly, Reference, Schaffer Lib., Union Coll., Schenectady, NY
Re-printed from the LIBRARY JOURNAL (USA)


"Now BACKGROUND Magazine is among the longest running fanzines or magazines (whatever you want) in the progressive scene, starting in 1987 and making it until today. 14 years is for sure a long time, but comparing this to the 27 years of EUROCK (in Saddam's words: "The Mother of all Progzines") brings our feet back to the ground quickly. The first product of Archie Patterson's (so to speak the "godfather" of progzines) fascination for (European) progressive rock - with a stress on electronic, Kraut and more experimental variations - appeared in March 1973 and 47 more issues followed until this CD-ROM collected them all (and even added a new issue to it. Besides this, Archie started a record label in 1980, which so far has brought 40 albums to the world and he runs a renowned prog mail order company.

So, 27 years of EUROCK Magazine means over 1,100 articles (it's fascinating to see the list of people who submitted articles, which reads like a rich selection of the "who's who in prog-journalism" like Uli Trepte of Guru Guru and Klaus Dieter Muller). 1,200 reviews, some 350 discographies of selected acts, a complete index to the disc (you can click your way through the entire disc from here) and it includes not only three live videos (25 minutes) of Amon Düül 2, Popol Vuh and urban Sax, but also 40 minutes of music by Japanese electronic musician Hiro Kawahara (x-Osiris and heretic), which brings some beautiful soundscape-like music.

All this makes an impressive and fascinating item with a lot of interesting information to dive into - frankly the major drawback for me: it's not a book, so I'll have to sit behind a computer (works on MAC & PC) to read it... Never mind, it's worth it!"

Carsten Busch / BACKGROUND Magazine (the Netherlands)


"The Golden Age" is a mixed media audio and Mac/PC CD-ROM which contains versions of all the issues of Eurock magazine in addition to some music and video material. 

Eurock was for many years the USA's most important publication on Krautrock, cosmic and progressive music, and this CD-ROM includes all 47 published issues as well as 6th and 20th anniversary issues, plus a new issue for the year 2000.

In the first issues the magazine was covering bands such as Can, Tangerine Dream and Amon Düül, and twenty years later many of these are still being mentioned, though generally with a sense of wistfulness for a golden age which is indeed mainly lost. This is reflected in the fact that Eurock as a magazine ceased publication some years ago, though the organization remains an important distributor for these styles of music, and the discography and several other aspects of the CD-ROM are right up to date (at least to 1999 or 2000).

The searchable aspects of the CD-ROM are among its best implemented - you can check the contents of individual issues, or search for information on artists by name. There's a huge quantity of interview and album review material, and a basic discography for every artist mentioned - just titles and release date, with generally no chance of anything like album sleeves. But some of the earlier issues of the magazine which were not heavily illustrated have now been supplemented with new pics, and the magazine covers are excellent (though in later issues they all seem to be based on illustrations from Dante's Inferno).

As for moving pics, there are short films of Amon Düül 2 (on TV), Urban Sax (in concert) and Popol Vuh (on TV in some kind of multimedia collage), plus 40 minutes of previously unreleased recorded music from Hiro Kawahara.

There aren't too many publications covering these fields of music today, and "The Golden Age" proves a massive, easily searchable database of information, opinions and discussion on some of the most significant bands of all time, plus many artists with which the reader will probably not be familiar. As such, it's an invaluable publication.

Mark Jenkins / SEQUENCES Magazine (UK)


"An indispensable reference work on progressive rock... not to mention some state-of-the-art prog-ambient tracks by Hiro Kawahara. If you're into Euro-prog-rock, the discography alone is worth the price."



"All in all this CD-Rom is a first class example of making good use of the computer to get access to an enormous amount of information that until now only could be reached via a high pile of magazines. I therefore with pleasure advise this CD-Rom to everybody that is interested in progressive European music and/or electronic music, because on it you can find answers to an endless number of questions around this subject. What also is a positive aspect, is that the CD-Rom caused not a single problem on my PC and spins without a single flaw. My compliments!"

Frits Couwenberg / KLEM Magazine (the Netherlands)


This CD-ROM offers a marvelous opportunity to access 1,500 articles and reviews that reflect the evolution of the new European music since 1973, the year of the first issue of the American fanzine EUROCK, which ran until the year 2000. Archie Patterson, the creator of EUROCK, began to publish this magazine in 1973 as a means to express the new musical trends that in those times were being shaped in Germany and that would not take long to become widespread with equal strength on other countries in Europe as well as the USA. As time went by, the public interest in this new music grew and EUROCK also became a powerful distributor and even a label. Only by having the collection of articles and reviews available, the CD already is a must for whoever wishes to know about the history of the great legends of electronic music and symphonic rock. Furthermore, the CD includes video and audio clips that present live performances by Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh and Urban Sax, little known photos of charismatic artists, releases, and even forty minutes of music by Hiro Kawahara, that can be listened to as normal audio tracks from a standard CD device. To access the CD-ROM section through the program that enables their readings the requirements are Windows 95 or 98, or Mac OS 8.0

Jorge Munnshe / AMAZING (Spain)


"Publishing Aural Innovations these past three years has provided me the opportunity to hear a great deal of wonderful music, and it does my heart good to know that the creative spirit is alive and well throughout the world. But as exciting as much of the music I hear is, being truly new and original is a difficult, perhaps impossible, thing to accomplish anymore in music. And I often wonder how exciting it must have been to be publishing Aural Innovations when the recordings of the great space pioneers were first seeing the light of day.

Archie Patterson can tell you exactly how exciting that was. An early zine publisher, Patterson's first issue of Eurock was published in March 1973 and featured what he refers to as the "holy trinity of Krautrock": Amon Düül, Can, and Tangerine Dream (he specifies AD II actually as the holy one). The idea from the beginning was to cover the burgeoning European Rock scene.... hence Eurock. And while the first issues focused on the Kosmische bands, and electronic music was, and is to this day, a particular interest of his, Eurock went on to cover the gamut of progressive rock bands coming out of Europe. And from 1973 through 1992 Patterson published 45 issues of Eurock plus a couple anniversary and special issues. You name it... they were ALL covered in Eurock... right when it was happening.

So what does this CD-Rom include? The heart and soul of the disc is the inclusion of EVERY issue of Eurock that was published, plus a new special Eurock 2000 issue. What a resource! I got lost in this treasure for hours reading about all the great bands I already knew, even finding interesting details I was unaware of, reading about bands whose music I knew but had never had the chance to read profiles of, and numerous others that I was reading about for the first time. As a publisher myself I enjoyed following Patterson's editorials over the years, reading about his excitement over the music, developments as time went on, and the occasional political tirade. I can relate.

The CD is nicely laid out and organized making for a comfortable online read that is easy to navigate. Just choose Issue Archives from the menu and the left column lists each numbered issue. Click on a number and the table of contents and cover art for that issue appears making browsing quick and easy. Every article pops up instantly when you click on its title so readers can make their way through as simply as turning pages in your recliner chair. And for those who know exactly what they're looking for the CD is meticulously indexed. Select Index from the menu and three columns are displayed, the left column being an alphanumeric listing. So I click, for example, on Amon Düül II and the second column displays a listing of every article written about Amon Düül II and the issue that it appeared in. I click on the article that I'm interested in and the third column displays that article. A true multi-media experience that provides me with multi-options for reading and searching for information. There's also a sizable, and searchable, discography that is inclusive beyond Eurock's years of publication.

As I said, the heart and soul of this CD-Rom is the complete Eurock library. And if that was all there was it would be plenty. But there's more. Select Media Gallery from the menu and you get two options: Covers and Videos. The Covers option allows you to browse all the covers, and most of the back covers, of each issue of Eurock. Many of these featured beautiful artwork. Click Videos and you can watch live performances by Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, and Urban Sax. Once you've made your way through all that, pop the CD in a regular CD player and hear an album's worth of material from Japanese electronic musician Hiro Kawahara."

Jerry Kranitz / AURAL (USA)


"THE GOLDEN AGE contains all the digitized documents of EUROCK Magazine with rare live video clips. It's a great gift for the maniac collectors...the most fun is watching the videos files!"

Shinnichi Ishikawa / MUSIC Magazine (JAPAN)


"This CD-ROM contains all the digitized articles from EUROCK Magazine, along with rare live videos. It's great for collectors, especially Krautrock maniacs. You can view the rare live clips in MAC/Windows."

Strange Daze Magazine (JAPAN)


“The early to mid-1970’s were some of the worst times in rock’s sordid history. …beneath the radar, far more interesting things were happening, like the whole Krautrock scene, barely understood outside Europe, virtually invisible here in the US – and far more bizarre and experimental than mainstream prog-rock. Published between 1973 and 1990, EUROCK Magazine was a lonely champion of this music on our shores, and it quickly expanded to seek underground experimental rock in every corner of the globe... The high-tech format makes the magazine’s interviews with obscure bands, reviews of records that now fetch a small mint on eBay, and other articles easy to access. The videos of Amon Düül II and Popol Vuh (both taken from German television during the band’s primes in the early 1970’s), as well as the truly bizarre Urban Sax clip from 1990, are excellent….this disc is a must for anyone who’s gotten past Julian Cope’s KRAUTROCKSAMPLER and wants to learn more about the music at the roots of a lot of modern sounds, from Moby to Tortoise to Stereolab.”

Rolf Semprebon / Willamette Week (USA)


“…the text part of the CD-ROM is most valuable for aficionados of the music EUROCK covers, containing as it does a massive amount of information on hundreds of artists that are largely unknown to the mainstream, especially in the United States, since most of the musicians are from abroad. An index quickly allows the user to navigate to individual issues and all articles and discographies on hundreds of artists…. it’s undoubtedly the largest such archive of this kind of material in one place.”

Ritchie Unterberger / All Music Guide (USA)


"... Someone who loves this music passionately is Archie Patterson, who for more than 25 years has been chronicling the scene with his fanzine EUROCK. Now's he's come up with a glorious production called "EUROCK - The Golden Age", a multimedia CD with 40 minutes of music, 1,100 articles, 300 rare photos, 1,200 reviews, 350 discographies, a complete index, nearly a half hour of video and a new issue of the fanzine. Amazing what you can fit on one shiny disc, an impressive package."

John Koenig / DISCOVERIES Magazine (USA)


"EUROCK is the occasional magazine devoted to progressive music and, from its humble beginnings in 1973, it's charted the more experimental wing of progressive rock... The sections on Can, Kraftwerk and Faust are veritable goldmines, with original and rarely seen interviews including the -- these days -- notoriously quite Klaus Dinger... The later issues of Eurock expanded their horizons; hence there are articles on Nurse With Wound and the Lemon Kittens. If all that isn't enough, check out the video section with Beat Club footage of Amon Düül II and Popol Vuh... this is an unusual and invaluable library of outer-limits rock."

Trevor King / RECORD COLLECTOR Magazine (UK)


 “Hot on the heels of Julian Cope’s KRAUTROCKSAMPLER and Alan and Steve Freeman’s THE CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG comes THE GOLDEN AGE, a CD-ROM (suitable for both MAC and PC systems) from Portland, Oregon, USA, covering many facets of European Progressive music. OK, much of the subject has already been covered by those books, but what makes this CD-ROM different is its content, interviews, articles and reviews were written when the music was in its heyday in the 1970’s. In other words, you get to share the writer’s sense of discovery, excitement, confusion, even disappointment, as they respond to the flood of new names, releases and paraphernalia of a movement in the making. So you’ll have to forgive the occasional gasps of “truly incredible”, and “unreal”, as their youthful minds are assailed by driving riffs, extended jams, freaky Moogs and spacey grooves.”

“The project’s creator is Archie Patterson, who has been editing and publishing the magazine EUROCK, the source of the CD-ROM’s material, for 27 years. Now that’s an incredible achievement…”

Chris Blackford / THE WIRE (UK)


EUROCK was the name given to the first ever magazine of the time to focus on the genre and it was started by one of Euro/Kraut-rock’s leading visionaries, Archie Patterson. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, in America, Archie moved well away from mainstream music and devoted himself exclusively to the “serious listening”, cult stuff that was to go on to take the world by storm and influence countless hundreds of other bands down the years…”

“This is an absolutely amazing item, and just as, if not even more, indispensable than the Freeman’s …COSMIC EGG book. It is something special that mere words cannot begin to describe and it has to be the most enjoyable and unique CD-ROM you’ll come across.”

Andy G / CDS (UK)


“This CD-ROM includes more than twenty years of European innovative music, gathered in a fantastic encyclopedia. It includes all issues of EUROCK Magazine; feature articles, interviews, record reviews, photos, pictures of each issues cover etc. Hyperlink technology allows very easy searches and enhances the brilliant content of this production. Archie Patterson was the editor of this publication, and his vision of the genesis and development of European scenes of Progressive Rock, Electronic Music, Avant-garde and Fusion is simply fantastic. Video clips of AMON DÜÜL, POPOL VUH and URBAN SAX make this project a complete success.”

Bernard Gueffier / MUSEA (FRANCE)


“Anyone who lived through the seventies and explored the first wave of progressive rock no doubt was familiar with the pricey import section in their favorite record store… EUROCK Magazine was available at many of the same stores that carried a good selection of import titles; for many a music explorer seeking to go beyond the confines of commercially viable American and British rock, EUROCK was the ticket…”

“By the latter part of the 70’s EUROCK was the information sourcebook for all the new imported music that was stretching the boundaries of the existing forms: Magma, Art Zoyd, Heldon, the Rock in Opposition movement; every new issue was an education…Somewhere along the way, as record stores became less willing to carry imports, EUROCK also became a mail-order outlet… The CD-ROM EUROCK, THE GOLDEN AGE collects all issues of EUROCK in a single disc, plus a wealth of audio and visual bonus material…”

“As a bonus, the disk has 40 minutes of audio material, which can be played on any CD player, featuring previously unreleased material by Japanese master-musician Hiro Kawahara (Heretic, Osiris, Astral Tempel)…”

“Overall the EUROCK CD-R is an essential next step for presenting the best of long lost archives for those of us who can appreciate it as a shining mirror on today’s scene.”

Jeff Melton and Peter Thelen / EXPOSE Magazine (USA)


"Hi Archie! I got a copy of your CD-ROM THE GOLDEN AGE (I don't know whether it was a golden age - but at least we all had fun). I like it very much - because it is profound and very informative. It must have been a hell of a lot of work to got all this done. I like the old-fashioned and co-in-time set up of your CD-R. The information is great - even I look at your CD-R to make sure that I've forgotten nothing. You should send it to all the journalists in the world - then they wouldn't so often write so much rubbish about the (our) old times."

Klaus Schulze (GERMANY)


" This isn't just a music CD this is a STUNNING CD-ROM history of Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive music as chronicled in every issue of the fanzine, EUROCK, since its first issue in 1973... All together there have been 45 issues of the EUROCK fanzine since 1973-2000... There are references for 6,400 bands, artists, & albums. Every issue has been archived giving 1,142 articles in all (includes editorials, album and concert reviews, discographies and record label catalogs). Included is a Media Gallery which includes videos of AMON DÜÜL II live on German TV from the early 1970's ("Yeti" album period) plus POPOL VUH from the "Affenstunde" album and a video of French band URBAN SAX where they performing live in Japan in front of a huge video montage. You not only get all of the above which is literally hours of mind melting reading, but this CD-ROM also has 40 minutes of music by Japanese musician Hiro Kawahara (of Heretic) who plays electronic/guitar music... This CD-ROM is a must have for any music buff who is interested in the golden age of music that still has a large following in the world today and has also played a large part in latter day music influences (I.E. industrial, dance/rave, ambient, electronica and avant-garde)."

Richard Stockwell / CRANIUM MUSIC (NZ)


" Very nicely done!!!! A holy grail of information is on this disc!!"

Michael Ivarsson / RECORD HEAVEN (SWEDEN)


"All I can say is wow! This CD-ROM painstakingly compiled by longtime EUROCK magazine Editor/Publisher Archie Patterson is an indispensable archive for anyone into the oft-ignored realms of Krautrock, Rock In Opposition, electronic, psychedelic and experimental progressive music hailing from the European continent (and occasionally beyond).


Bottom line: This reference guide belongs in the collection of all serious progressive music buffs."


John Collinge / PROGRESSION  Magazine (USA)