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Syrinx / Tumblers From The Vault (1970-72)
Album:Tumblers From The Vault (1970-72) Collection:General
Artist:Syrinx Added:05/2017
Label:Rvng Intl. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 
Week Ending:2 Jul25 Jun18 Jun4 Jun28 May21 May14 May7 May
Airplays:11221122

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 28 Jun:Your Imaginary Friend
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4.Wed, 14 Jun:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Tue, 20 Jun:PineCone
Sonic Slop
5.Wed, 31 May:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Fri, 16 Jun:DJ Farad
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6.Tue, 30 May:Telepathic Juan
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-05-03 
Residents? Soft Machine? Monitor? Incredible nugget release dug up of obscure yet notorious Canadian composer who worked in London in the late 60's mostly. He broke free of the Pink Floyd, Soft Machine constraints of the day choosing to go the route of John Cage, Stockhausen, Steve Reich, exploring tapes and early Moogs, what was then referred to as "electronic music". He was trained, versed in jazz; sax was his primary instrument and it finds its way into most of this in strange lovely ways. Not enough space to describe how cool and avante, minimal yet lush, low fi yet complex this stuff is, what an unbelievable CD set this is and how lucky we are to have it. Instead, check out the bazillion page booklet with photos that accompanies it. THIS is the reason we volunteer at KZSU!

Disc: Long Lost Relatives/Syrinx 1) (3:34) trippy wood winds and efx at first then an ultra cool pensive subtle hip shaker 2) (6:07) organic experimental intro then a bouncy tribal rhythm under slow phrased sax, killer key leads, quiet outro 3) (8:56) dark spooky intro, sawtooth moog, then a quiet pretty waltz like theme with cool moog tones, no drums. 4)* (8:06) excellent fuzzy intro, sax heavy slow experimental plod, primo stuff, launches into the tribal congas then slows. 5) (2:53) electronics below a pretty cinematic classical tone 6) (1:50) early synth pop, rock, simple and upbeat, with sax 7) (2:54) congas upbeat w slow phrased sax and keys 8) (3:40) cool almost funky synth congas, choral female vocals appear strangely 9) (2:59) chill dark 10) (4:52) quiet and cinematic, melancholy 11) (1:49) simple moog composition. 12) (10:26) begins synth only melodies slowly build and subliminal conga rhythm joins, epic in its simplicity 13) (5:14) chill electronics, moog melodies then piano takes over, simple 3/4 14) (2:17) dark slow simple 15) (11:34) synth solo begins, then conga fueled rhythmic melodies all synth, gets very epic, bizarre

Disc: Long Lost Relics 1) (1:51) see 6 above 2)* (9:47) chill dark, synths only, excellent, see Monitor 3) (3:54) very different from previous version, slow with female and male vocals sounding like samples taken from a 50's musical, bizzarre cinematic and great 4) (10:29) waltzing moogs, minimal and cool 5) (7:05) again, the Residents/Tuxedo Moon sax over congas, layered sounds 6) (8:20) starts with winds, subtle percussion, goes back to the waltzing cinematic strings feel 7) (7:56) starts with very cool treated tones, similar to previous track 4 above 8) (2:46) see 5 above

Track Listing
1.Tumblers To The Vault 12.Chant For Your Dragon King
2.Syren 13.Hollywood Dream Trip
3.December Angel 14.Father Of Light
4.Ibistix 15.Appaloosa - Pegasus
5.Field Hymn (Epiloque) 16.Tillicum
6.Tillicum 17.Melina's Torch
7.Better Deaf And Dumb From The First 18.Better Deaf And Dumb
8.Aurora Spinray 19.December Angel
9.Melina's Torch 20.Syren
10.Journey Tree 21.Decenber Angel
11.Field Hymn 22.Ibistix
 23.Field Hymn