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Twink - The Lost Experimental Recordings 1970 (2000)



“This astonishing release from the Pink Fairies, Pretty Things, and Deviants drummer Twink will be a welcome addition to any psychedelic collection. A legendary figure of the U.K. psychedelic scene, he recorded these rock experiments in London’s Wizzard Studios in the late ’60s to early ’70s. Legend has it that Twink had all but forgotten about these sessions until engineer Julian Briggs presented him with tapes in 1999. A remix and remastering session in Los Angeles ensued, and, suspiciously modern as it sounds, one wonders if the session involved a few late-’90s stylistic updates as well. Regardless, the degree of invention and experimentation is astounding, and The Lost Experimental Recordings is an electronic / rock hybrid that predated similar tranced out excursions from German groups such as Can and Faust, and even proto- post-rockers This Heat. In these improvisational sessions, Twink assembled tape loops of noise and electronic collages, over which he would beat out circular trance-like rhythms. Excessive tape manipulation and studio effects are to the fore, and his J.R. Tolkien infatuation provided a conceptual bed for some of the more psychedelic indulgences. An absolute career highlight — it is ironic that this material was ignored for so long.” – All Music Guide

Tracklist:

01. Within
02. Ice Cool
03. Unexpected Party
04. Witches Brew
05. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 1)
06. You Reached For The Stars
07. Moon Dog
08. You Have Been Chosen
09. Drum Crazy
10. Angel
11. King Tin Tagel
12. Peter The Pill
13. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 2)
14. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 3)
15. Duel At Dawn
16. Psychedelic Electrician (Scene 4)

A mainstay of the British psychedelic movement, singer/drummer Twink was born John Alder, first surfacing in 1963 as a member of the Colchester-based Dane Stephens and the Deep Beats; when the group signed to Decca the following year, they adopted the name the Fairies. Rechristened Twink, Alder turned up in 1967 as a member of the seminal UK psych band Tomorrow, appearing the following year on their lone LP before forming the equally short-lived Aquarian Age, which disbanded after just one single, "10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box." He next joined the Pretty Things, appearing on their acclaimed rock opera effort S.F. Sorrow before exiting their ranks in 1969, at which time he began work on his solo debut, 1970's Think Pink. The sessions led to the formation of the Pink Fairies, which Twink founded with members of the psychedelic combo the Deviants; after completing their 1971 debut Never Never Land, he left the lineup, returning to action the following year in Stars, a trio featuring legendary Pink Floyd alum Syd Barrett and bassist Jack Monk. Stars' career proved remarkably brief -- Barrett walked offstage halfway through their debut live appearance and did not return -- and Twink spent the better part of the decade accepting infrequent session dates, also participating in a 1975 Pink Fairies reunion before finally issuing the solo EP Do It (With the Fairies) three years later. Despite a prolonged absence from the studio, Twink continued touring and joining in the occassional Pink Fairies reunion during the years to follow, and in 1989 he issued You Need a Fairy Godmother, a live record cut with the neo-psych band Plasticland; Mr. Rainbow appeared a year later. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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7 komentarzy:

Ankh pisze...

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Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. pisze...

This looks like a long lost gem, thanks.

Marcin pisze...

Witam, mam pytanie, czy istnieje możliwość dodania mojego bloga do rekomendowanych przez Ciebie? Tematyka bardzo podobna, ja pozwoliłem już dodać Twój blog do polecanych przeze mnie.
Serdeczności
Marcin

Ankh pisze...

Oczywiście, że tak.... Już zrobione. Pozdrawiam równie serdecznie.

Marcin pisze...

Dzięki wielkie za dodanie do listy oraz za świetny blog, który czytam regularnie. Więcej takich stron życzę sobie i innym miłośnikom dźwięków, których gdzie indziej nie ma. Marcin

fripouille pisze...

very good music, very good blog, thanks,
dom

Koleś pisze...

Dzięki, za tę płytkę! Mam jego Pink Things i bardzo mi leży.
Pozdrawiam!

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