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Orange Clocks - Tope’s Sphere 2 album review

The best Prog you can get this month

Cover art for Orange Clocks - Tope’s Sphere 2 album

Reworking the soundtrack to an obscure 70s German TV show for kids, cosmic East Northants voyagers Orange Clocks take the planet-hopping odyssey of knitted monkey Tope and his pal Chode and ram hot leads from Hawkwind, Monster Magnet and Gong up its ass. Bonkers whoosh’n’bleep bludgeon that’s the ultimate escape from the tangerine tainted idiocy on our own planet right now.

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.