« on: August 22, 2008, 06:35:53 AM »
I'm always confused.............
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I highly recommend the re-issue of Nik Turner's Sphynx album "Xitintoday". Originally released in 1978, after Nik was out of Hawkwind, this album is based on his flute playing in the Great Pyramid. The vast echoing sounds give it a shakuhachi edge. A fantastical trip through Egyptian myth, so well evoked by Nik's lyrics and bizarre singing style. Some good musicians like Steve Hillage play on this as well. This album is dreamlike, and quite a wonderful surprise if you are also a fan of Hawkwind. The bonus track is a ragingly glorious 29 minute flute solo which to my ears stands up to zenned out Japanese monk shakuhachi playing. Also very worthy of note is the genius album art by Barney Bubbles, who designed the great Hawkwind covers. Different than his other stuff, very clever text-based art.
This album is a total sound, wonderful as an entire concept to experience all the way through...
Who else here has heard Vidna's collaboration with Alio Die "Echo Passage"? My god, that is a stupendous slice of sound. It knocks me for a six every time.
Vidna Obmana- Memories 1- Monument Of Empty Colors/Gathering In Frozen Beauty; Delicate and ghostly, and a definitive study of isolation. Any Vidna fan who hasn't heard these early classics should look these up.
I always think it's an overstatement when people describe Lustmord as "evil" or even "scary" (I might go as far as "dark" or "spooky" or "sombre") especially considering that he seems such a good-natured guy.
I have to agree, I've gotten to know Brian over the years, he plays up a bit the "evil" "dark" images but its always with his tongue in cheek.
Would it be this Greek God, by any chance, Mike?
In Ancient Greek mythology, Silenus is the God of beer and a drinking companion. He is usually associated with his buddy, Dionysus. He is often featured as a bald and fat man, with a big beer belly. He is normally drunk and it is said that he had to be carried either by donkeys or satyrs (in Greek mythology, satyrs are wood-dwelling creatures with the head and body of a man and the ears, horns, and legs of a goat).
got a beeswax didg - smaller and easier to handle - and i am getting a good drone on it. also got a small frame drum and that has a great sound!
lustmord | other
oophoi/paradin | nocturnes
Wow, I've been in the Hawkwind cockpit for days now:
Chronicle of the Black Sword
It never ends...and I love it...
What's a zimmer?
I'm planning to celebrate my birthday Wednesday through Sunday this year.