Although released in 1971, the debut self-titled album by Spirit of John Morgan was actually recorded two years earlier, before the spirit of the '60s dissipated into the excesses of the '70s. But even back in 1969, the British quartet were already fish out of water, gasping for R&B in a Technicolor age of psychedelia. So they created their own, an entire album's worth of strong, shadowed, R&B numbers underlit by magnificent musicianship and powerful rhythms. The set opener, a menacing cover of Graham Bond's "I Want You," is a case in point, stalker-like in its intensity, with John Morgan's organ conjuring up a phantom of the opera from which there is no escape.
Language Barrier is Jeff Mcilwain's first album for Hymen Records since his Iron City full length, released in 2002. Here, Mcilwain explores his ambient side to a fuller extent than in any of his previous releases. beautiful chord structures melt with excerpts from his huge archive of field recordings. Characteristic layers and treatments are mostly kept together by a metric structure accented with subtle rhythms. 'Jetstream', for example, gets this structure from a sample-and-hold-like-treatment - restrained, but still very sonically detailed. Language Barrier is ambient electronic music at it's best, providing a relaxed, entrancing sentiment - music to be listened to, carefully and often.
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born 17 August 1977), known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves….
The Drummer discovered 4 further studio longtracks from the original formation of 2004 which have not been released yet! Psychedelic hardrock Hammond tracks, which celebrate the late 60's and were recorded during the time when the album 'Kraut Lok' was recorded. The title track lives through Tom Kunkel's dominating heavy original 70's Hammond organ. Included is the track 'Second sight part II, whose first part was already released on the album 'Kraut-Lok'. The 8 minute track 'Schwachbach' is a homage to JS Bach. Furthermore the CD contains 2 further archive tracks with the new formation which shows Winnie-Rimbach Sator on Keyboards. And a monster version of 'Mountain' with a very experimental psychedelic middle part…