The Trippy 1970s Science Fiction/Fantasy Album Pentateuch: Prog-Rock Multi-Media

Jeff VanderMeer • August 20th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm • Music Reviews, Photos

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Check out this UK double album The Pentateuch by Patrick Woodroffe and Dave Greenslade from 1979—from my wife Ann’s huge record collection. It’s crazy prog-rock SF world-building that comes with what amounts to a coffee table book of new-age speculative philosophy, fiction, poetry and art in the middle, as well as ideograms and more…

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3 Responses to “The Trippy 1970s Science Fiction/Fantasy Album Pentateuch: Prog-Rock Multi-Media”

  1. Ian Sales says:

    I have that. Have you ever listened to the album? It’s… not very good.

  2. jeff vandermeer says:

    yeah, unfortunately I have to agree with you…

  3. Hannu Blommila says:

    I have to agree as well. When I first heard of this Greenslade/Woodroffe collaboration way back in the 70s I had really high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it just didn’t live up to its promise.

    But if you’re looking for some *really* innovative SF/F related prog rock, here’s your group:

    http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=646

    They even invented their own language, called Kobaian…

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