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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sonic Attack (5:48)
2. Space Invaders (2:49)
3. Spicy Spiders (7:18)
4. Drum'n'Space (7:55)
5. Stardust Part 1 (10:20)
6. Can You? (12:51)
7. Stardust Part 2 (15:38)

Total Time 62:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Nik Turner / saxophone, flute, voice
- Mike Häfliger / guitar, talkbox
- Paul Pott / bass, voice
- Dirk Bittner / guitar, percussion, voice
- Dennis Gockel / drums
- Dirk Jan Müller / synthesizer, audio generator

Releases information

2LP/CD Nasoni Records (2014 Germany)

Free improvised & live at the 6th Psychedelic Network Festival, Würzburg, Germany, November 2013

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Review by Rivertree
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4 stars ... You Only Have A Few Seconds To Escape ...

Given that Nik Turner is with the SPACE INVADERS for this live gig at the Psychedelic Network Festival, they are playing songs pretty much in a Hawkwind vein on this occasion. Born in 1940, Nik just is a space rock enfant terrible, has been a member of this genre flagship for about 10 years in total, amongst uncounted other collaborations - still being able to make a lasting impression with his vocals as well as wind instruments, as there are flute and sax. What the album provides is more than 60 minutes of totally improvised stuff. A special snapshot which certainly - due to Nik's collaboration - must have been a honour to celebrate for all the regular invaders

Here we go ....DO NOT PANIC! ... with Sonic Attack they offer an incredible speech offensive as for the startup, properly supported by Tipi Mike's talk box. You only have a few seconds to escape ... since the invasion ultimately takes its course! Powered by Paul Pott's punchy bass the following short band introduction shows some typical hawkwindish punk attitude and ends with a nervous breakdown. Now on Spicy Spiders WELTRAUM fellow Dennis Gockel applies his wellknown driving drum work for the first time, a mellow groovy jam where Nik is soloing a lot with flute and sax.

Couldn't define a better song title - Drum'n'Space shines with a distinctive LTJ Bukem alike bass line. And for the extended finale initiating with Stardust Part 1 the band reaches full potential. The musician's interaction is great. ELECTRIC ORANGE leaders Dirk Jan Müller and Dirk Bittner in cooperation with Tipi Mike are responsible for the complete spectrum of spacey guitar and synth accessoires in general. For example I adore the pathetic opera string patterns which are opening Can you and especially the transition back into the second part of Stardust - very very inspired!

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