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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SPHINX-Absolute Animal II-(c60-audiofile Tapes-USA-1992)

I passed this tape to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum few years ago...it is not there anymore so I re-post it here,I am re-posting the good review by Crepusculum too,big thanx mate :)
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Some rather interesting esoteric elektronikx here from this South African projekt paying homage to thee recumbent lion with human head: thee Sphinx!! this cassette was released on thee label Audiofile Tapes which was run by Carl Howard who was also a member ov Body Without Organs!!
For thee first side ov thee cassette thee lineup tis listed as: Joe da Silva: guitar, keyboard/ Fynn 23: keyboard, Clem Mudie: organ and vocals, and Jay Scott: keyboard, electronics & mix.. Cannot even figure out how to use thee proper accent mark to search for info behind thee title for thee first track which consists ov an interesting organ progression, ethereal synth drones, psychedelic guitar work, and beatific operatic feminine vocals!! yet again perplexed how to properly utilise thee accent marks for seeking thee info behind thee second piece which consists ov interesting trancing synth work with additional strange elektronikx techniques and feminine vocal incantations!!"Kamarupa, also called Pragjyotisha, was the first historical kingdom in Assam that existed between the 4th to the 12th century CE. Ruled by three dynasties from their capitals in present-day Guwahati and Tezpur, it covered the entire Brahmaputra river valley and, at times, North Bengal and parts of Bangladesh.Though the historical kingdom disappeared by 12th century to be replaced by smaller political entities, the notion of Kamarupa persisted and ancient and medieval chroniclers continued to call this region by this name. Coins of Alauddin Hussain Shah, who invaded the Kamata Kingdom in the late 15th century, called the region Kamru or Kamrud. In the 16th century the Ahom kingdom came into prominence and assumed for itself the political and territorial legacy of the Kamarupa kingdom.The name of this kingdom survives in Kamrup, a present-day district in Assam."sonicly this track consists ov more unique trancing synthesizer workx which last for a duration ov over fifteen minutes!!absolute consists ov more unique analog synthesizer progression with some wierd reversed vocalisations occasionally interspersed throughout..for thee second side ov thee cassette thee lineup tis listed as: Joe da Silva: keyboard/ Paul Roussouw: keyboard, Alan Thwaites: Octopad percussion, and Jay Scott: keyboards, electronics & mix..this side tis one long session which tis semi-reminiscent ov both olde Tangerine Dream and Popul Vuh!! 
Track listing:
b01-detoxified brains II

(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)

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