The Yin to Frank Zappa’s Yang. If sprawling, overblown orchestral prog rock is your bag, presided over by an eccentric scottish composer (Ron Geesin), then look no further. This is Pink Floyd before the pretension set in; the Wall was just a distant gleam in Roger Water’s eye and experimentation was actively encouraged by the record label. It is ambitious, undisciplined, influential and in its own way, quite extraordinary. Not a synthesiser in sight. A glorious ‘fin de siecle’, the folly that ushered in a decade that kicked back. This clip by the way features a composition from their later album, ‘Meddle’.