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ok, the sun ra thing take w/ a grain of salt, esp coming from me, you could as easily say "pharoah sanders + krautrock" or "earth wind & fire circa 1971 + krautrock"

but there is a good of tribal drumming and funky vamping and some hieratic chant and spoken word on there which gives it a vibe that's a little different from your average krautrock record, on the other hand parts of it don't sound so different from, say, a deuter record

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:59 (seven years ago) link

also i think there's a fair amount of call + response and the combo of cosmic synths old school instruments (like zithers and flutes) has a sun ra vibe to it too

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:06 (seven years ago) link

Cottonwood Hill which has a band that went off under its on steam straight after and became Toad

What are Toad like? I didn't realise there was a connection, heard the name before but thought they were straight-up hard rock

whitney huysmans (NickB), Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:56 (seven years ago) link

pretty great stoner stuff early 70s hard rock with psychy touches. Very heavy, pretty good, don't know if their material is currently available. think I missed getting pretty decent physical cd transfers a couple of years back.
As in some decent reissue label did all 3 lps but that went out of print. Think that was a different version than the Akarma one.

Swiss heavy rock stuff, as i understand it the musicians on Cottonwoodhill save for wassisface the guy who kept the band name and probably set up the framework/direction for that 1st lp.

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:00 (seven years ago) link

Cottonwoodhill easily my favourite. Didn't know the Toad connection, curious to check it out but I'm less into the hard-rock side of this stuff, more into conceptual weirdo psych...

emil.y, Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:05 (seven years ago) link

Just been reminded there's a pretty comprehensive 4cd box set out including live & unreleased stuff + an lp from 1980 from the keyboard guy.
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Anthology-1971-1980-Brainticket/dp/B0052EV6LG

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:35 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

So Cleopatra (ugh) just did an 18 CD box set of Joel Vandroogenbroeck's ColourSound library music. Well, one disc is a "bonus" 1988 remix EP by Carlos Peron from Yello, which is surprisingly enjoyable but maybe terrible. $70ish on Amazon.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:06 (five years ago) link

They could've probably squashed these on to 10 discs and there are no bonus tracks, but I've been wanting to own these in some form for 20 years now so...

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:07 (five years ago) link

thanks for the tip

the late great, Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:27 (five years ago) link

http://www.popsike.com/pix/20130214/321072723905.jpg

^the only one i've heard, but it's really good.

no lime tangier, Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:39 (five years ago) link

some of them are better than others, but they all have their amazing moments

the late great, Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:41 (five years ago) link

great d&d music

the late great, Saturday, 4 July 2015 05:47 (five years ago) link

Biomechanoid makes me want to find an old school Gamma World game, actually.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 July 2015 06:34 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i've been waiting on this ... does not seem to be flying off the shelves, thank goodness

i've been listening to them on apple music

has anybody picked up a box? is the packaging nice?

the late great, Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:11 (five years ago) link

The Vandroogenbroeck box is basically just a thin cardstock boss with all of the albums in cardboard sleeves and a booklet. Very budget. Brainticket box is pretty similar but in a clamshell box with booklet and poster.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 01:59 (five years ago) link

box not boss. been listening to too much slim thug.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 July 2015 02:00 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

awww RIP

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 January 2020 15:18 (eight months ago) link

Yes, talented guy, put out lots of interesting music.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 January 2020 15:28 (eight months ago) link

I'm glad I bought the Brainticket and Coloursound box sets, I'll have stuff to listen to today

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 January 2020 15:31 (eight months ago) link


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