It is always saddening to see deaths even if it is of a natural and utterly human ones like old age and illness. The recent spate of deaths of musical pioneers across various musical fields in the past 14 days is sobering as we have to wake up to the fact that the passing, gradually, of a generation or two of musical spirits who marked a certain period(s) of time when musical and aesthetical innovations seemed like a norm and not just a nostalgic or hauntological trip of recent years.
Regardless, let us salute the following for their contributions to the wonderful worlds of music! I have listed, personally, some key works of the artists which, if you have not done so already, should check out.
PAUL BLEY - BARRAGE & CLOSER
DAVID BOWIE - LOW & "HEROES"
PIERRE BOULEZ: LE MARTEAU SANS MAITRE
LEMMY/MOTORHEAD: ACE OF SPADES, NO SLEEP 'TIL HAMMERSMITH & ORGASMATRON