Wolfgang Merx


I’ve been writing reviews for several German and English music e-zines since 2007 and I am a musician myself – I play keyboards and harmonica. So you can easily guess that music is my passion. Still, it’s not just about listening and playing only; to me, music is about understanding and feeling as well.My musical taste isn’t limited to any genre but my favourites are progressive rock/metal, hard rock, blues and electronic music. If you prefer to read some names: Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Opeth, Rory Gallagher, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and many more…

Articles by Wolfgang Merx

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – Elevenses

There are so many connections within the music, ranging from Gong (obviously), Hawkwind in their quieter moments and early Pink Floyd to Ozric Tentacles and the Flaming Lips. Yet still, this is Allen’s own universe of sound. It is such a treat to listen to! By Wolfgang Merx

Keith Emerson Trio – Keith Emerson Trio

This release is something for the fans and prog die-hards, but it is a nice glimpse at Emerson’s very early years as well. By Wolfgang Merx

The Tangent – A Spark In The Aether

As it always is the case with The Tangent’s music – ‘A Spark In The Aether’ is an album for retro progressive rock lovers. It is music full of memories of the old 70s days and that is what it’s mainly about. – By Wolfgang Merx

Pain of Salvation – Falling Home

This album is such an ill-fated affair of “doing it differently” one wishes the band had rather played it safe instead. Sadly it is an album of mostly awkward and sometimes embarrassing songs probably only the band’s fans will like. – By Wolfgang Merx

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