Turkis/Live ... CD Erlkonig/Long Hair (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ...
Two different albums from this obscure German group – both records from the end of the 70s, but with a proggish vibe that puts them much more in the sound of the early part of the decade! Turkis has Aera coming up with some nicely complicated work on rhythms – maybe stronger than before, and driven by plenty of percussion alongside the drums – then topped with all this fantastic work on soprano sax and alto from Klaus Kreuzeder – a player with a very unique sound, and one who also throws in a bit of Lyricon too! There's vocals on the set, but not much – and titles include the long "Dracula" suite – plus "You Need Some Speed", "Turkis", "Fetzenotto", "Pfiffe", and "Siebert". The second set here is a Live album from 1980 – a set that really has the group turning up the amps a few notches in a live setting, and sometimes really leading with a lot more guitar than on their studio albums too! The record is easily one of the hardest rocking moments from the group, but is also filled with plenty of longer proggish tracks too – and titles include "Stoned Out", "Scream Your Horizon", "Ham O Nights", "Scooter Future", and "What I Can Do You Can Do Too". CD
With Magnusson on keyboards, synthesizers, and vocals, Steve Anderson on bass, David Logeman on drums, and Carlos Rios on guitar; plus guests Tom Scott on sax and lyricon, Michal Urbaniak on electric violin and lyricon, Ernie Watts on sax, Victor Feldman on vibes and marimba, Joe Farrell on flute, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow vinyl pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has some marks that click on "Special Treatment" and "Bob Along". Cover has light wear and aging.)
With Fred Simon on piano, Fairlight CMI, OBX, Prophet 10, and Jupiter 8; Michael Bard on soprano, tenor, and Lyricon wind synthesizer; Ken Haebich on bass, and Phil Gratteau on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
With Fred Simon on piano, Rhodes, and organ; Michael Bard on saxophones, lyricon wind synthesizer, and clarinet; Steve Rodby on electric and acoustic bass, and Paul Wertico on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album