Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

CONTINUUM

Continuum

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Continuum Continuum album cover
3.06 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy CONTINUUM Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. Invention
2. Allamande and blues
3. Allegro
4. Bouree

Side 2
1. Legend of Childe Harold
a) Revelate
b) Dance of destruction
c) Release
d) Approach of judgement
e) Apodosis



Lyrics

Search CONTINUUM Continuum lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search CONTINUUM Continuum tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Yoel Schwarcz / classical guitar, flute, recorder, harmonica
- John Warren / classical guitar
- Mike Hart / double bass
- Dick Wildman / drums and percussion

Releases information

RCA Victor catalogue number SF8157

Thanks to easy livin for the addition
and to ProgLucky for the last updates
Edit this entry

CONTINUUM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy CONTINUUM Continuum Music


Autumn Grass By Continuum (0001-01-01)Autumn Grass By Continuum (0001-01-01)
Flawed Gems
Audio CD$50.62
ContinuumContinuum
RCA
Vinyl$32.47 (used)
Continuum - Act One By Continuum (2004-09-27)Continuum - Act One By Continuum (2004-09-27)
Blue Geodesics
Audio CD$88.31
continuum LPcontinuum LP
RCA
Vinyl$100.00 (used)
Continuum Mad About Tadd Other SwingContinuum Mad About Tadd Other Swing
Records
Audio CD$25.05
$38.52 (used)
Continuum Mayenschein Mainstream JazzContinuum Mayenschein Mainstream Jazz
Records
Audio CD$36.27
$50.94 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Space Time Continuum - Projects Washington New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shippi USD $16.06 Buy It Now 2h 11m
CD: Reizenstein SONATA/LEGEND/SCHERZO/SUITE/LAMBETH Philip Martin CONTINUUM 1989 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4h 15m
CD: Frank Bridge COMPLETE MUSIC FOR PIANO VOL. 3 Peter Jacobs CONTINUUM 1990 USD $19.95 Buy It Now 4h 29m
The Hypothesis [VINYL] Continuum Vinyl USD $29.76 Buy It Now 5h 11m
Renegade Continuum II by DJ Dara (CD, Aug-1999, 2 Discs, Rawkus Records) USD $13.00 Buy It Now 6h 6m
IMMACULATE FOOLS "THE TOY SHOP" CASSETTE 1992 continuum USD $4.50 Buy It Now 8h 18m
John Mayer - Continuum USD $6.50 Buy It Now 12h 53m
NIK'S MOBILE BÄRTSCH - CONTINUUM CD NEW+ USD $21.96 Buy It Now 16h 5m
1971 RCA VICTOR SF8196 CONTINUUM AUTUMN GRASS ADVERT 8X5 USD $11.57 Buy It Now 20h 28m
Continuum by John Mayer Audio CD (April 8, 2008) USA USD $2.99 Buy It Now 22h 58m
JOHN MAYER-Continuum(2008)-Music By John Mayer-New And Sealed USD $11.89 Buy It Now 23h 5m
Wag - Continuum [CD New] USD $14.36 Buy It Now 1 day
John Mayer CONTINUUM 180g Audiophile NEW Music On Vinyl 2 LP USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CD BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend: Song Interlude HEAVY METAL GAME MUSIC ALBUM USD $12.97 [0 bids]
USD $16.93 Buy It Now
1 day
Spacetime Continuum ?- rEMIT rECAPS CD Autechre Carl Craig USD $2.15 [0 bids]
1 day
Music for Creative Dance: Contrast & Continuum 2 Audio CD USD $30.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Music for Creative Dance: Contrast & Continuum 3 Audio CD USD $30.21 Buy It Now 1 day
BASS COMMUNION - CONTINUUM II porcupine tree NEW & SEALED USD $86.76 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum - Cornish / Decoda 726708692322 (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.73 Buy It Now 1 day
Music for Creative Dance: Contrast & Continuum 4 Audio CD USD $30.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Music for Creative Dance: Contrast and Continuum 1 Eric Chappelle Audio CD USD $30.21 Buy It Now 1 day
C. Nancarrow - Continuum Portrait-Vol. 5 [CD New] USD $9.06 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum-same UK prog cd USD $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum Continuum Audio CD USD $29.74 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum Portrait-Vol. 5 - C. Nancarrow (CD Used Very Good) USD $7.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum - The Hypothesis - 2015 Unique Leader - 12" Vinyl USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum Music By John Mayer (CD, 2006) Columbia Viva-Tonal FAST SHIP USD $3.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum Prototype Audio CD USD $24.72 Buy It Now 1 day
Fly to the Sky - Continuum [9th Album] Hwan Hee Brian Joo New Sealed USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THIS IS TECHNO UK Volume 6 Cassette Dance Music 1994 Continuum Records 19302-4 USD $3.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Continuum - Continuum (NEW CD) USD $20.23 Buy It Now 1 day
John Mayer - Continuum (NEW CD) USD $9.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Continuum [CD New] USD $14.42 Buy It Now 2 days
Clare Big Band Fischer - Continuum [CD New] USD $21.88 Buy It Now 2 days
Delius: The Complete Partsongs / Greenall, Elysian Singers (CD, Continuum, 1993) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 2 days
@ CD CHANGE OF HEART - CONTINUUM / AOR - ESCAPE MUSIC RECORDS 2000 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA/CONTINUUM PROMO JPN SMJ6146 USD $18.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Merzbow Kapotte Muziek ?"Continuum" CI03 (1993) 12" LP NM CONDITION w/Insert USD $25.47 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN MAYER CONTINUUM/ARGENTINA/COLUMBIA8287-679019-2/EXC. COND/SLIPCOVER USD $1.49 [0 bids]
USD $2.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Continuum - John Mayer (CD Used Very Good) Revised Standard PKG. USD $5.65 Buy It Now 2 days
Continuum STEFAN WOLPE Enactment - Nonesuch 78024 SEALED USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN MAYER CONTINUUM CD PLATINUM DISC FREE P+P!! USD $144.62 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN MAYER CONTINUUM MULTI (GOLD) CD PLATINUM DISC FREE POSTAGE!! USD $289.25 Buy It Now 2 days
John Mayer Continuum Record Album Vinyl USD $12.07 [5 bids]
2 days
JOHN MAYER Continuum LP New Sealed USD $28.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN MAYER Continuum CD BRAND NEW 13 Tracks USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
If 60's Were 90's by Beautiful People (CD, Feb-1994, Continuum Records) USD $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
(CD) RON WOOD - Show Me / Breathe On Me / 2 Trk / 12210 Continuum / PROMO USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
FREE US SH (int'l sh=$0-$3) NEW CD The Washington Projects: Space Time Continuum USD $7.55 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN MAYER Continuum [Audio CD] Near Mint Aware/Columbia 82876790192 USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Continuum by John  Mayer  Slipcase Edition  Minty CD  Free Ship USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Continuum: Symphony At Night (CARUS 83.364; CD 2011) USD $0.01 [0 bids]
2 days
Continuum - Mayer,John LP USD $41.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Continuum, 0886970115223 USD $10.30 Buy It Now 2 days
The Clare Fischer Big Band-Continuum CD NEW USD $15.25 Buy It Now 3 days
ROOM FOR SQUARES/HEAVIER THINGS/CONTINUUM - USED - LIKE NEW CD USD $23.72 Buy It Now 3 days
CONTINUUM CD USD $5.98 Buy It Now 3 days
MILTON BABBITT & MEL POWELL Requiem Haiku Continuum LP USD $14.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Young & Sick: Continuum / House Spirits (White Vinyl / Small Spindle 7" VINYL Si USD $8.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum s/t original copy on UK RCA USD $7.22 [0 bids]
3 days
CD John Mayer: Continuum / Summer 2-Disc (Limited Edition)(2007 Aware/Columbia) USD $8.23 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum 3802037300811 (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.50 Buy It Now 3 days
The Polyfuze Method by Kid Rock (CD, Mar-1993, Continuum Records) USD $119.00 [0 bids]
USD $155.00 Buy It Now
3 days
Continuum by Michael Barry-Rec (CD, 2014) USD $0.99 [0 bids]
3 days
JOHN MAYER Factory Sealed 2010 Calendar Heavier Continuum Raised Squares Valley USD $2.88 [0 bids]
3 days
JOHN MAYER Factory Sealed 2011 Calendar Heavier Continuum Raised Squares Valley USD $2.88 [0 bids]
3 days
John Mayer Promo Poster . Continuum USD $9.84 Buy It Now 3 days
John Mayer Promo Poster ... Continuum USD $9.84 Buy It Now 3 days
John Mayer Promo Poster Continuum USD $9.84 Buy It Now 3 days
The Continuum Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Audio CD USD $24.91 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN MAYER ( NEW SEALED CD ) CONTINUUM USD $7.16 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum * by Paul Jebanasam (CD, Feb-2016, Subtext) USD $11.69 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum - Paul Jebanasam 5065002106070 (CD Used Very Good) USD $15.54 Buy It Now 3 days
Michael Stearns Ancient Leaves Continuum Montage CM1001 Vinyl, LP, Album USD $23.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Epoch Of Unlight-The Continuum Hypothesis-(sealed) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
John Mayer Continuum (2X LP set) USD $50.00 Buy It Now 3 days
BASS-TIME CONTINUUM PHUTURE BASS CD MAJAMMY RECORDS 1995 ALLIANCE ENTERTAINMENT USD $7.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Jebanasam - Continuum [CD New] USD $18.81 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum - Discontinudity [CD New] USD $18.91 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum by Sonny Fortune (CD, Nov-2003, Sound Reason) USD $7.19 Buy It Now 3 days
Aaron Diehl - Space Time Continuum [CD New] USD $13.73 Buy It Now 3 days
LIGETI continuum artikulation glissandi WERGO CD Ger no IFPI full silver MINT USD $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Consortium Project Ii - Continuum In Extremis (NEW CD) USD $17.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Space Time Continuum - Aaron Diehl 673203109421 (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.73 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN MAYER Continuum 2 x 180gm Vinyl LP 2010 NEW & SEALED Music On Vinyl USD $32.47 Buy It Now 3 days
Show Me Ronnie Wood CD single (CD5 / 5") USA promo 12210 CONTINUUM 1993 USD $22.40 Buy It Now 3 days
Continuum by Duke Ellington Orchestra/Mercer Ellington USD $2.39 Buy It Now 3 days
ACTIVE LOOP ZONE - Continuum / Cassette Album Tape / 1996 / 1140 USD $13.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Ronnie Wood Stay With Me UK CD single (CD5 / 5") CDCTUM102 CONTINUUM 1993 USD $19.22 Buy It Now 4 days
Alien Dreamtime - Spacetime Continuum CD 1993 Astralwerks Terence McKenna #485 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Continuum [VINYL] Nik Bartsch's Mobile Vinyl USD $42.97 Buy It Now 4 days
John Mayer - Continuum (2006) USD $4.32 [0 bids]
4 days
Continuum Nancarrow CD USD $7.47 Buy It Now 4 days
CONTINUUM * - NEW CD USD $18.80 Buy It Now 4 days
Space Time Continuum, USD $17.14 Buy It Now 4 days
Subconscious Dissolution Into the Continuum CD NEW USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Continuum [VINYL] JOHN MAYER Vinyl USD $36.29 Buy It Now 4 days
Continuum Beau Brummels Audio CD USD $32.90 Buy It Now 4 days
Benny Hill 45rpm Rare Record Continuum 1992 Ernie Milkman Yakety Sax USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Epoch of Unlight: The Continuum Hypothesis [CD 2001 The End Death Metal LIKE NEW USD $0.99 Buy It Now 4 days
CD continuum
CONTINUUM
~ USD $7.84


More places to buy CONTINUUM music online Buy CONTINUUM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for CONTINUUM DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

CONTINUUM Continuum ratings distribution


3.06
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
50%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

CONTINUUM Continuum reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Bach to the future.

Released in 1970, Continuum's first album is a confident statement consisting of three pieces based on Bach compositions, one based on Handel's "Allegro", and a side long suite composed for the band by Richard Hartley. There are lengthy sleeve notes explaining the compositions further, and I shall borrow from these during the review (although they are at times complex, perhaps even pretentious). Quotes from the sleeve notes are shown thus ^quote ^.

The album opens with "Invention", a band composition based on Bach's "Invention no. 13 in A minor". The two classical guitar players in the band pick up the theme before multi-instrumentalist Yoel Scwarcz switches to recorder and then flute. The piece was ^originally written as a counterpoint exercise ^, the band increasingly improvising away from the main theme.

"Allemande and blues" is another Bach inspired band composition. Guitarist John Warren ^plays the solo Allemande, a running dance in 4/4 beginning with an upbeat before digging into an earthy blues ^. Double bassist Mike Hart (the band use an acoustic double bass in place of a bass guitar), switches to bowing the strings for part of the track here. The blues section offers something of a contrast to the rest of the album, the flute improvisation being similar to Steel Mill's "Green eyed god".

"Allegro" is the only non-Bach inspired piece on the first side, the track being based on Handel's "Harpsichord suite no. 7". The classical guitarists alternate solos before Schwarcz moves into a harmonica improvisation. This section has even more of a blues feel than the previous track, the descending bass line offering much more of rock beat.

Side one closes with Richard Hartley's "Bouree" taken from Bach's "Second English suite". The medieval atmosphere of the track emphasises the fact that Bach composed the suite ^ for the English ^. The sleeve notes state that ^the theme is stated on recorder and guitar, before the bass leads into a rhythmically intriguing prelude to a 24-bar improvisation in the relative minor ^.

^The excursions of the first side act as a preparation for the more intense explorations of the second ^. Side two of the album is occupied entirely by "Legend of Chile Harold" composed by Richard Hartley. The piece is based on the poetic works of Lord Byron, and is ^a thinly veiled indictment on the world of the time^.

The suite is in five named sections, each having a sub-title describing the part of Childe Harold's journey being depicted by the track. For example "Approach of Judgement" is described as ^Sure doom advances, half remembered dances haunt on^.

Musically, the piece opens with heavy cello, not unlike some of ELO's early work, with phased strings and a dramatic feel. The extra strings added to the suite offer a slightly more classical feel, although the piece is still largely improvisational, with a jazz rock basis. The "Dance of destruction" section reflects ^The subtlety of man's inhumanity passed off as glory^, It has ^an 8 bar theme broken by a solitary 7 bar passage, and swings into a baroque vein gypsy dance^. As the piece develops, Schwarcz adds one of his fine lengthy flute improvisations, something he would do to fine effect again on the following "Autumn grass" album. Towards the end of the suite, the band experiment with electronic sounds and effects, the structure almost disappearing completely before being brought back together for a brief symphonic conclusion.

Why Continuum never gained the recognition the deserved is a matter for conjecture. Perhaps it was because they took themselves just a little too seriously, or maybe they were simply ahead of their time. Whatever the reasons, their debut album shows them to be highly talented performers, who were not afraid to venture beyond the confines of traditional rock and classical music, resulting in a couple of fine but criminally ignored albums.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
4 stars This band is an Unidentified Flying Group, that is all too forgotten. This extremely eclectic debut is only partly in the rock realm, but its folk, classical, pre-classical, blues, jazz and avant-garde influences is making it one of the hardest album to classify. This international quartet founded by Hungarian wind and acoustic guitar player Yoel Schwarcz, but based in Netherlands and England, certainly took a rather bold turn in reworking the classics, like Ekseption and Trace and much later Sky would, but here the interpretation are bold, daring, dazzling and inventive, mostly because the group built on the piece (Bach and Handel mostly) instead of adapting and electrifying them. Continuum even takes the risk of re-working Bourée and as you would've guessed, it does not match Tull's, but does stand on its own.

If the first side is somewhat conventional and presents jazz, blues and folk workouts from Bach pieces and as said above is rather excellent, but stays partly conventional, the second side is much more adventurous and the group enters the atonal and dissonant realms, using scales and an advanced use string quintet that are rather unfamiliar to the mainstream crowds.

The side-long suite Legend Of Childe Harold (written by Richard Hartley) where the voyage of Childe Harold and its tribulations and misadventures are described musically. Ranging from a pedestrian blues with jazzy solos ala early-Tull (Release) to the almost medieval and dissonant intro (Revelate) to the almost-dronal semi-medieval and semi- contemporary Judgment Approach, with the finale's frankly dissonant intro, this suite was quite an achievement for the year of recording. I wouldn't be surprised if Art Zoyd and Univers Zero heard this album's finale.

Clearly this album is the resultant of hundreds of influences, but it is safe to bet many progressive musicians also heard and inspired themselves from this album. This album is much more than a curiosity, it is a must hear for classical-loving progheads.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars A different band formed in London in late-60's,CONTINUUM was an idea of guitarist/flutist Yoel Schwarz,a musician from Hungary,who performed around the same time at clubs in Amsterdam.His meeting with classical guitarist John Warren was the turning point for Yoel to form this experimental group.The first album is said to be recorded at Morgan Studios in London,featuring also Mike Hart on bass and Dick Wildman on drums.

Released finally in 1970 on RCA Label,''Continuum'' blends classical guitars with a baroque feeling and an improvisational jazzy mood.Side A consists of four tracks,all written by Schwarz,which are actually interpretations of works by Bach and Handel.While the tracks are structurally ok,the middle-parts of them contain improvisational flutes,harmonica soloing and some bluesy guitars also to support the delicate classical guitars and the deep double bass.The result is definitely way too experimental and different from anything I've heard by bands of the same period.Stepping to side B we find a 20 min. written by Richard Hartley,who appears as a pianist on the second album of the band (1971,''Autumn grass'',also on RCA).Entitled ''Legend of Childe Harold'',this suite is split in five parts and it is mainly based on classical strings,guitars and wind instruments.However, some good improvisational passages headed by flutes and bass are also present,while the overall atmosphere is closer to avant/prog and chamber music.For fans of dark instrumental music,this will be a very good listening.''Continuum'' won't be ever everybody's taste and ceretainly not mine.The album is highly experimental (especially its suite) and totally unique in its sound and atmosphere and I would recommend it mostly to fans of classical music and avant/prog.For the mass of progressive rock fans,this won't add anything charming in your collection.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of CONTINUUM "Continuum"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.81 seconds