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Founded in Toronto, Canada in 1970 - Disbanded in 1972

The history of SYRINX began in Toronto in the late 60's with musician John MILLS-COCKELL; his first musical endeveaours started out in avantgarde electronic group called INTERSYSTEMS with which he recorded three albums by the year 1970. Later on he moved to Vancouver and joined HYDRO-ELECTRIC STREETCAR, which is when he met with percussionist Alan WELLS. With producer Felix PAPPALARDI on their side they began recording tracks for the new album and recruited Doug PRINGLE as a saxophone player when they moved back to Toronto.

The first album was released in the 1970 which blended electronic, pop and world music where MILLS-COCKELL was able to express his talent for both orchestral and electroacoustic music. Group gained much exposure from live performances where they were among the first Canadian musicians to use Moog synthesizers, some of their most intensive tours being in the early 70's with Miles DAVIS on 'Bitches Brew' tour. Other efforts of the group included writing music for theaters and one memorable single has come out of a television theme song called 'Tilicum' for the series 'Here Come The Seventies'. The second album encountered problems when an accidental fire destroyed their studio, but a benefit show helped them out in getting on their foot again. 'Long Lost Relatives' was released in 1971 and was more theatrical then their debut, with several songs on the album making up a greater composition called 'Stringspace'; while 'Tilicum' entered Canada's RPM charts in the top 100, and peaked at #38.

Afterwards they toured with addition of Malcolm TOMLINSON on drums and vocals, and they had shared the stage with big acts like DEEP PURPLE for example. The group disbanded in 1973 after members got involved with their separate projects; John MILLS-COCKELL continued making electronic music as a solo artist and like PRINGLE worked with film music. PRINGLE eventually became a successful producer for all kinds of media projects and is still making music, WELLS unfortunately passed away in 2010.

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3.58 | 12 ratings
Syrinx
1970
4.39 | 19 ratings
Long Lost Relatives
1971

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Tilicum
1970

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 Syrinx by SYRINX album cover Studio Album, 1970
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Syrinx
Syrinx Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
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4 stars The 2 record prog/electronic canadian legend begins.

Yeah! That's it, only 2 albums!

This first one, self-titled "Syrinx" 1970, started the whole thing on its right foot. It is unmistakable, the kind of music "artists" propose, opposed to the "artistic" kind. The love for art itself, demands an interior discipline, which has no accomodation, for banalities like God money's rat-race. It is unmistakable, when musicians just compose, perform, record and release, because that is the natural cycle in any art form. Money is only parasitic in this part of the process, what follows is your choice.

Anyway, the freedom of creation in this kind of efforts, would be impossible to achieve without a clear notion of your own art. John Mills-Cockell had a very clear picture of to where he was heading music wise. This first album offers as a whole, a very serious amount of possible paths, so well attained, that this one , as their next effort, are hard to pin down to a single prog sub-genre, but also, kind of have to think of more divisibles to this equation.

All in all, it is more electronic in comparisson to its younger brother. It explores single-handedly (with a soloing synth), creative "metamorphical" melodic textures, which seem to have been stripped away of any kind of useless "electronic" paraphernalia, so many artist were tempted to use in that great era of "new" electronic gadgets.

No, on the contrary, in the true spirit of an artist, he will never sacrifice composition for mere innovation. Therefore intelligent compositions of attractive melodic lines, that move alongside a subtle almost invisible train of distant and hypnotic percussions, which never stop being creative yet low-keyed. Doug Pringle's sinuos and enchanting sax appears and disappears with elegance throughout the whole project (thus the connection many make of Syrinx also to the modern prog/Jazz scene).

A flawless, low-keyed, no paraphernalia, straight to where it matters, even though nobody notices, progressive/electronic masterwork. Which crosses over to other prog sub-genres, once in a while, in perfect balance!

****4.5 "the short-spanned electronic legend begun", PA stars

 Long Lost Relatives by SYRINX album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.39 | 19 ratings

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Long Lost Relatives
Syrinx Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
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5 stars Progressive Electronic meets Rock in Opposition, in Canada, 1971.

A masterwork which against all odds, prevails up to this day.

Against the odds of sharing their name with 2 other bands (one of them is also included here in PA), being way, way ahead of their time music wise and coming from a not exactly "Electronic nor Avant Garde/RiO" country like Canada in 1971 (Tim Hecker and Aidan Baker came much later ).

Not to make a big fuzz, but this work would have been by far, more appreciated in the more "open-minded" , Avant Garde and RiO sub-genre.

It deals a fair amount of synths and electronics, but basically, its music structure is not exactly electronic-like based or better yet, it is the perfect balance between both sub-genres (although the RiO spirit outweights the electronics.)

John Mills-Cockell who makes his synths sound like "real" strings (not joking), headmaster of this SYRINX, had an electronic project in 1968 which went by the name of "INTERSYSTEMS" , which only release appeared the same year, by the same name. So it is undisputable, that Syrinx has an "electronic" upbringing. But bandmate Doug Pringle's bold, , strong yet subtle saxophone lines, makes this kind of "magic blend" happen. In short, in this, their second 1971 last release, they went for all the marbles. (of course the percussions of Malcolm Tomlinson and Alan Wells (deceased November 3, 2010), build up this alternate structure.)

Daring, original, genial, well balanced, way ahead of their times in both sub-genre's musical composition language and absolutely unpretentious. The mark of the true geniuses

*****5 "flawless" PA stars in both sub-genres. What else can you ask for?

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Syrinx Progressive Electronic

Review by stefro
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3 stars Formed by ex-Kensington Market keyboardist John Mills-Cockell, Syrinx were a genuine curiosity. Featuring a bizarre, early-synth driven sound augmented by just saxophone and occasional percussion, this Canadian trio issued just two albums at the dawn the seventies, before a lack of interest, poor record sales and internal strife resulted in their brief demise. Yet it's easy to see why. Despite producing a rather haunting, slow-burning sound on much of this self-titled debut, Syrinx's sound exhibits a studious and overly-earnest quality, making for an interesting but strangely unexciting experience. However, despite the longeurs engineered by Mills-Cockell's lengthy synth runs, there are occasional nuggets to be found on 'Syrinx', especially in one of the album's longer pieces. Called 'Chant For Your Dragon King', this ten-minute piece features one the group's more enchanting melodies emerging from a careful and cautious build-up, rewarding those listeners with the patience to stay with Syrinx's peculiar brand of early electro-rock. Elsewhere, the brooding opener 'Melina's Torch' at least starts proceedings with a dash of percussive drama, whilst the softly-meditative 'Field Hymn' walks a slightly softer path, with a warm and woozy feel perhaps at odds with rest of the album's autumnal edges. A strange experience then, this Canadian oddity burns bright with originality yet proves a rather daunting experience. Interesting, thoughtful music then, but it's not actually fun. STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2014
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