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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nik Turner "Space Gypsy"


Country: UK
Sub GenreSpace Rock
LabelCleopatra Records
Release date: September 24, 2013
Tracklist
1. Fallen Angel STS-51-L - 4.57
2. Joker's Song - 3.51
3. Time Crypt - 5.32
4. Galaxy Rise - 4.08
5. Coming of the Maya - 8.23
6. We ride the timewinds - 3.43
7. Eternity - 3.58
8. Anti-Matter - 4.57
9. The Visitor - 7.07
10. Something's not right   (bonus track) - 4.03
Line-up
Nik Turner (Hawkwind) - Vocals,Flute,Saxophone
Nicky Garratt (UK Subs) - Guitar
Jurgen Engler (Die Krupps) - Guitar,Moog Synth,Mellotron
Jeff Piccinini (Chelsea) - Bass
Jason Willer (U.K. Subs/Alaric/Cross Stitched Eyes) - Drums, Percussion
   With
Simon House  (Hawkwind) - Violin
Steve Hillage (Gong) - Guitar on Anti-Matter
Chris Leitz - additional Mellotron

Description/Reviews
Space Gypsy strays little from Turner's roots. Most of the music is marked by moog, synth, and mellotron layers sounding wispy and eerie like the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet part two. The rhythm section exists to create an insistent and pulsing forward motion. Then there's Turner's subdued vocals, singing about space, aliens, ancient Mayans, and more otherworldly visions with bizarre, often nonsensical, lyrics.
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
Fallen Angel STS-5-L
Time Crypt (featuring Simon House)

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2 comments :

  1. Don't forget Jason Willer (U.K. Subs/Alaric/Cross Stitched Eyes)on Drums

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    1. Thanks! At the time I wrote this post, the line-up was revealed only partially. Now I've updated the information.

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