Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

PFS

RIO/Avant-Prog • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

PFS picture
PFS biography
PFS were conceived in 1983 in San Francisco, by Scott Brazieal (piano, keyboards and tapes), Herbert Diamant (saxes and bassoon) and Gary Parra (percussion and noises), all of whom had previously had a reasonably successful career in the instrumental avant-prog band CARTOON. However, musically, PFS are much darker in their sound and take more influences from classical composers, such as ROBERT SCHUMANN, BÉLA BARTÓK and LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, rather than CARTOON's more quirky cartoon and chamber rock influences. PFS incorporate tape loops, courtesy of Brazieal (a former student of the San Francisco Conservatory) and with Diamant and Parra, they are primarily a three-piece instrumental chamber rock-style band who play with their own unique style, with flair and panache.

Altogether, PFS released two albums. Their debut album "Illustrative Problems" was released in 1986 on Cuneiform Records (Rune 06 - but has never been released on CD) and is less focussed and avant-garde than their follow-up album. As a live band, PFS played outstanding dark, apocalyptic and altogether dissonant music, that the crowds did not immediately adjust too.

Their second album "279" was recorded over several years (1985 to 1989) and was released on Cuneiform Records (due to their friendship with Steve Feigenbaum) in 1990. The album consisted of many improvised tracks based on a pre-conceived structure; it also included a cover of a 1982 Cartoon track "Leeward" and a version of Robert Schumann's very last composition "Theme In E-Flat". Many tracks also include clips from other composers, such as Schubert (Death and the Maiden), Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 59 #2), Bartók (1st String Quartet), Josquin (Missa Pange Lingua), Mahler (Second Symphony) and Mozart ("Dissonant" String Quartet). The track "War" includes a clip of arias by Verdi, as well as samples of gunshots from the U.S. raid on Libya, atomic tests in the Bikinis, the London Blitzkrieg and the voice of Adolph Hitler. Craig Fry (formerly of Cartoon) and Bill Johnston also added violin and 'cello respectively, as guest musicians, on many of the tracks. Despite the more classical and chamber rock influences, their sound is still avant-garde, courtesy of Brazieal's tape loops and piano style. Diamant's saxophone playing is also sometimes reminiscent of David Jackson and Gary Windo on occasions.

After PFS, Brazieal went on to play briefly with Dave Kerman's 5UU'S in the 1990s (featuring on one track ...
read more

PFS official website

PFS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


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

PFS forum topics / tours, shows & news


PFS forum topics Create a topic now
PFS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "pfs"
Post an entries now

PFS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to PFS

Buy PFS Music


279279
Cuneiform 1995
Audio CD$8.87
$1.98 (used)
illustrative problems LPillustrative problems LP
CUNEIFORM
Vinyl$25.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
FRANK CHACKSFIELD - Plays The Beatles Song Book - Decca Phase 4 Stereo PFS4191 USD $3.75 [0 bids]
BERNARD HERRMANN * THE GREAT MOVIE THRILLERS * LPO / UK / DECCA PFS 4173 / NM USD $49.99 Buy It Now
PFS 4040 - GREAT STRAUSS WALTZES - Muller - Ex Con LP USD $11.23 Buy It Now 3h 52m
PFS 4197 - BEETHOVEN - Symphony No 5 SHUBERT - Sym No 8 STOKOWSKI - Ex LP Record USD $11.23 Buy It Now 3h 54m
PFS 4107 - VERDI - Spectacular CAMARATA Kingsway SO - Excellent Con LP Record USD $11.23 Buy It Now 3h 55m
PFS 4107 - VERDI - Spectacular CAMARATA Kingsway SO - Excellent Con LP Record USD $11.23 Buy It Now 3h 55m
PFS 4115 - PUCCINI - Puccini Spectacular CAMARATA Kingsway SO - Ex Con LP Record USD $11.23 Buy It Now 3h 56m
PFS 4183 Beethoven Symphony No. 9 'Choral' / Stokowski USD $7.48 Buy It Now 3h 56m
MAURICE LARCANGE - LARCANGE PLAYS LEGRAND PHASE 4 DECCA PFS 4288 USD $6.23 [0 bids]
6h 46m
Live In Europe LP PFS4393 (Stan Kenton - 1977) (ID:14769) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 7h 54m
Live In Europe LP 1st PFS 4393 (Stan Kenton - 1977) (ID:14783) USD $12.16 Buy It Now 7h 54m
VINYL LP - TED HEATH - SWING IS KING VOL . 2 - PFS 4146 EX / EX USD $4.37 Buy It Now 9h 47m
WILL GLAHE AND HIS ORCHESTRA - BAVARIAN MERRY GO ROUND = DECCA PHASE 4 PFS 4372 USD $5.00 [0 bids]
11h 9m
Bob Sharples, America on the March PFS 4042 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.12 [0 bids]
11h 23m
RONNIE ALDRICH - TWO PIANOS IN HOLLYWOOD = PHASE 4 PFS 4108 USD $5.00 [0 bids]
11h 44m
Percussion Around the World International Pop All Stars PFS34009 Phase 4 Stereo USD $4.37 [0 bids]
13h 12m
Mussorgsky Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition PFS 4095 Decca Phase Four Stereo USD $35.60 [0 bids]
13h 12m
ANTAL DORATI "4CH" STRAUSS WALTEZ PFS4117 LP Dm0088 USD $0.99 [0 bids]
14h 15m
Edmundo Ros Latin Melodies Old and New PFS 4079 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
14h 23m
Werner Muller, Spectacular Tangos Decca Phase Four Stereo PFS 4123 lp USD $3.12 [0 bids]
14h 24m
Stanley Black, Spain PFS 4017 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
14h 24m
Moog! Claude Denjean PFS 4212 Decca Phase Four Stereo synthesizer lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
14h 24m
Will Glahe and his Orchestra - Oktoberfest! LP (1970) PFS 4194 USD $1.24 [1 bids]
15h 33m
The Twin Pianos of Fred Hartley PFS 4015 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.12 [0 bids]
15h 34m
Frank Chacksfield Globetrotting PFS 4061 Decca Phase Four Stereo Spain lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
15h 34m
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 Decca PFS 4214 - Ivan Davis Royal Philharmonic USD $6.25 [0 bids]
16h 23m
VIENNESE CARNIVAL - WILL GLAHE - 1977 STEREO DECCA PFS 4404 USD $3.75 [0 bids]
16h 57m
DECCA STEREO PFS 4104 UK- PROKOFIEV PETER & THE WOLF LP EX+ SEAN CONNERY DORATI USD $9.98 Buy It Now 18h 30m
WILL GLAHE in bavaria PFS 4071 LP PS EX/EX uk decca phase 4 stereo USD $13.73 Buy It Now 18h 36m
PFS4175 STANLEY BLACK AND LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Great Rhapsodies For USD $13.73 Buy It Now 18h 46m
ETHEL MERMANSTANLEY BLACK annie get your gun PFS 4296 uk phase 4 LP PS EX/EX USD $13.73 Buy It Now 18h 47m
RONNIE ALDRICH all time piano hits LP PS EX/EX decca phase 4 stereo PFS 4090 USD $13.73 Buy It Now 18h 48m
WILL GLAHE - Will Glahé In Bavaria [Vinyl LP,1965] UK PFS 4071 Polka Folk *EXC USD $6.22 Buy It Now 19h 10m
PFS4050 ERIC ROGERS CHORALE AND ORCHESTRA Minstel Show LP VINYL UK Decca 1964 USD $6.23 Buy It Now 19h 15m
PFS4032 ERIC ROGERS CHORALE AND ORCHESTRA America Sings LP VINYL UK Decca 1963 USD $6.23 Buy It Now 19h 15m
PFS4252 FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No 1 In E Flat/No 2 In A LP VINYL UK Decca USD $6.23 Buy It Now 20h 8m
PFS4220 LEOPOLD STOKOWSKY AND LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Debussy La Mer/Ravel USD $9.79 Buy It Now 20h 8m
CHRIS WAXMAN Organized LP VINYL UK Decca 1968 12 Track Phase 4 Stereo (Pfs4172) USD $12.42 Buy It Now 20h 8m
PFS4144 STANLEY BLACK AND LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Overture LP VINYL UK USD $17.66 Buy It Now 20h 9m
PFS4342 LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Stokowski Conducts Beethoven LP VINYL UK Decca 1975 4 USD $11.10 Buy It Now 20h 9m
WERNER MULLER Gypsy LP VINYL UK Decca 1966 12 Track Phase 4 Stereo (Pfs4105) USD $11.10 Buy It Now 20h 9m
Bernard Herrman MUSIC FROM GREAT SHAKESPEAREAN FILMS DECCA PFS 4315 Free UK Post USD $37.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Maurice Larcange, Paris for Lovers PFS 4168 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $6.25 [0 bids]
1 day
Ronnie Aldrich, Destination Love PFS 4179 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $2.50 [0 bids]
1 day
Roger Laredo, Italy PFS 4015 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.12 [0 bids]
1 day
Caramba! Los Machucambos, Decca Phase Four Stereo PFS 4089 lp Spain USD $4.37 [0 bids]
1 day
Vibrations Around the World International All Stars PFS4167 Phase Four Stereo lp USD $10.62 [0 bids]
1 day
W464 PFS 4131 MUNCH RESPIGHI FOUNTANES & PINES OF ROME DECCA PHASE 4 STEREO USD $8.50 Buy It Now 1 day
86 Prog/ Experimtal Rock OPPOSITION LP PFS Illustrative Problems CUNEIFORM Clean USD $9.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Ronnie Aldrich vinyl LP album record Come To Where The Love Is UK PFS4264 USD $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Ronnie Aldrich Love Story UK vinyl LP album record PFS4222 DECCA 1971 USD $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
For Young Lovers Ronnie Aldrich UK vinyl LP album record PFS4141 DECCA 1968 USD $17.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Mantovani Kismet UK vinyl LP album record PFS4035 DECCA USD $17.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Stan Kenton Kenton Live In Europe vinyl LP album record UK PFS4393 DECCA 1977 USD $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Caterina Valente Love UK vinyl LP album record PFS4257 DECCA PHASE 4 1972 USD $19.92 Buy It Now 1 day
Carlos Paďta vinyl LP album record Rossini Overtures UK PFS4386 DECCA 1976 USD $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Stanley Black vinyl LP album record Overture! UK PFS4144 DECCA 1968 USD $23.67 Buy It Now 1 day
Ronnie Aldrich This Way 'In' UK vinyl LP album record PFS4152 DECCA PHASE 4 USD $23.67 Buy It Now 1 day
Maurice Larcange Avec Moi Ŕ Paris UK vinyl LP album record PFS4014 USD $36.16 Buy It Now 1 day
STAN KENTON LIVE IN EUROPE UK LP DECCA PHASE 4 PFS 4393 1977 JAZZ BIG BAND USD $4.98 Buy It Now 2 days
Victory In Review - A Musical Epic Directed Eric Rogers - Decca PFS-4024 Ex USD $6.21 Buy It Now 2 days
1977 UK NM DECCA PFS 4378 TEST SAMPLE STEREO SIBELIUS FINLANDIA, TOUNELA, KARELI USD $7.51 [11 bids]
2 days
LES PAUL - NOW = DECCA PHASE 4 STEREO PFS 4138 INSERT USD $6.25 [0 bids]
2 days
ETHEL MERMAN ETHEL'S RIDIN' HIGH PFS 4324 1974 DECCA PHASE 4 RECORDS USD $4.36 [0 bids]
2 days
London Festival Band, Eric Rogers, A Tribute To Satchmo, LP Record (L7) PFS 4231 USD $11.43 Buy It Now 2 days
Kismet SOUNDTRACK - Phase 4 stereo vinyl LP 1963 Decca PFS 4035 USD $8.73 [0 bids]
2 days
RACHMANINOV LP * PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 * IVAN LEWIS * DECCA PFS 4214 FREEPOST UK USD $8.73 [0 bids]
2 days
FILM FESTIVAL LP *FRANK CHACKSFIELD * SOUNDTRACKS * DECCA PFS 4148 FREEPOST UK USD $8.73 [0 bids]
2 days
DECCA PFS 4083 Stereo: TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake / Sleeping Beauty: STOKOWSKI USD $12.48 Buy It Now 2 days
PACO PENA art of flamenco guitar ( world music ) - pfs 4270 - USD $26.40 Buy It Now 2 days
ROGER LAREDO AND HIS ORCHESTRA - ITALY 12" LP EX - GROOVED 1962 - DECCA PFS 4015 USD $4.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Tchaikovsky Piano concerto No1 B Flat Minor Vinyl LP Ivan Davis Decca PFS 4196 USD $6.25 Buy It Now 3 days
FILM SPECTACULAR VOL.6 GREAT STORIES FROM WORLD WAR II (PFS 4350) LP ALBUM DDD USD $13.79 Buy It Now 3 days
LARRY ADLER Harmonica vinyl LP Decca PFS 4429 NEAR-MINT USD $7.48 [0 bids]
3 days
WERNER MULLER - Vienna - Excellent Condition LP Record Decca Phase 4 PFS 4153 USD $9.98 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS 4124 Vivaldi The Four Seasons Hugh Bean New Philharmonia Leopold Stokowski USD $12.48 Buy It Now 3 days
Band Grenadier Guards: Sousa Marches. Decca PFS 4134 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Band Grenadier Guards: Visit Britain with.. Decca PFS 4165 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Werner Mueller & Orchestra: Portrait Of The Moody Blues.'74 Decca PFS 4293 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Maurice Larcange, Avec Moi a Paris PFS 4014 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
Los Machucambos in Phase 4 Decca stereo PFS 34006 lp USD $8.12 [0 bids]
3 days
Stanley Black George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue PFS4098 Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
Ronnie Aldrich Melody and Percussion for Two Pianos PFS 34007 Phase Four Stereo USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
Stanley Black, Russia PFS 4084 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
Eric Rogers Chorale, Glory Glory Hallelujah PFS 4041 Phase Four Stereo Decca lp USD $5.62 [0 bids]
3 days
Ronnie Aldrich Soft & Wicked PFS 4268 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
Frank Chacksfield plays Simon & Garfunkel & Jim Webb Decca PFS 4217 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Massed Bands.Highlights From A Military Musical Pageant 1970? Decca PFS 4186 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Ronnie Aldrich: All Time Piano Hits. Decca PFS 4090 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Werner Muller: The Latin Splenor Of.. 1969 Decca PFS 4199 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Los Machucambos, Mucho Gusto PFS4155 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $1.87 [0 bids]
3 days
Ted Heath, Those Were the Days PFS 4229 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.37 [0 bids]
3 days
WERNER MULLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA - GYPSY! - LP/VINYL - DECCA - PFS 4105 - PHASE 4 USD $12.48 Buy It Now 3 days
THE LONDON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY STANLEY BLACK - CAPRICCIO! - PFS 4055 USD $12.48 Buy It Now 3 days
ROLAND SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA - MEXICO! - LP / RECORD - DECCA - PFS 4027 USD $9.98 Buy It Now 3 days
DECCA PFS 4218 Stereo:FRANCK Symphony in D: RAVEL L'Eventail De Jeanne:STOKOWSKI USD $18.72 Buy It Now 3 days
Gypsy! Warner Muller And His Orchestra - LP - PFS 4105 - Stereo - Excellent USD $12.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Frank Chacksfield - Beyond The Sea - Decca PFS4053 - LP USD $10.66 Buy It Now 4 days
MUCHO MACHUCAMBOS -PHASE 4 PFS-4056 LP USD $10.66 Buy It Now 4 days
ERIC ROGERS - IMMORTAL WORKS OF KETELBEY - DECCA PFS 4170 EX/EX USD $1.24 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy PFS music online Buy PFS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
PFS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

PFS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

PFS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.60 | 5 ratings
279
1990

PFS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PFS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

PFS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PFS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

PFS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
Thanks to Geck0 for the artist addition.

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives