Remembering Mark Reiser

A double album is coming out shortly which collects tracks submitted by lots of bands in tribute to the late Mark Reiser. He was a chap from America who designed lots of psychedelically charged festival posters and record covers for space rock and progressive bands.

We met him on a rare visit to the UK for 2014’s Sonic Rock Solstice. And, along with Paradise 9, Nik Turner… we’ve donated what we feel to be an appropriate track.

15304125_10154769480095747_7078984667893192350_oOther bands and artists who have contributed include; Far Flung / Electric Cake Salad / Automo Tone / Gunslinger/ Gail Storm Edmunds / Spectral Waves / Paradise 9 feat Judge Trev Thoms RIP / Hawklords / Pink Fairies / Arcturus Strange / Electric Dub Guru / Anubis / Gary Smart / Brian Fowler / Mystery Hole / Infinite Sun / Deviant Amps / Hola One & Bridget Wishart / Sounds Of New Soma / Red Electra 69 /Spirits Burning & Clearlight / Spaceseed featuring Bridget Wishart, Alan Davey and Alisa Coral / Dr Hasbeen / Secret Saucer / Billy Rapp & the Messengers / Schroedinger’s Cat / Kev Ellis / vert:x / Mick Slattery & Miss Angel Flame.

Proceeds from this lovely album will be given to his partner. More info and vendors’ links will be added to this post as it comes.

Live at Kozfest

We’ve been given a golden opportunity to do a live album. Thanks to Mr. Pete Wibrew, who recorded all the bands, who played the Daevid Allen stage at this Summer’s Kozfest weekender, we now have the stems (raw multitrack recordings) that he made via the sound desk. This allows us the luxury of mixing them down and fiddling about. Our own recordings are seldom as clean, without audio spillage on the drum mics.

The long months between forthcoming gigs and sonic adventures will now be absorbed into relaxed bouts of editing, compressing and EQing etc.