Posts Tagged ‘Nik Turner’


Posted: December 14, 2014 in Releases
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Thoroughly Revised (TRI Ark-4)

Innerpropriates cover

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Available only as a download
for the bargain price of £6

A long time coming but at last a comprehensive revision of Innerpropriates music.
They lasted from 1981 to 1987, & in this time made seven albums which were put out in the heyday of the UK do it yourself scene.
They finally got some sort of recognition being featured in the Messthetics series of CDs that chronicled the era in the new century.

Six tracks from their first album “Is This The Aqueous?” bookend this compilation, two of which, “Changing Our Wallpaper” & “Wake Up, Take It!” feature a guest appearance from Hawkwind legend Nik Turner.
Inbetween are key tracks from the rest of their cassette only releases.
Eighteen tracks, many of which only got a limited exposure at the time.

The emphasis though is not on their songwriting efforts but more on their experimental/improvised pieces. The Slide is a piano only piece that is not for the faint hearted in it’s intensity, as it twists & turns.
The Berlin Gate recalls a krautrock/Ash Ra Tempel vibe
& Crying Out For Somebody is a real power trio workout in a similar vein.

In the download section Santa’s Ride is a 12 minute experiment with an early 303 drum machine & a sitar like guitar that is probably more interesting than a lot of the late 80’s acid house in it’s scope.

The Inners were always searching for new avenues & eventually went back to trying to write ‘classic songs’.

Now remastered, they sound better than ever & there’s a chronological history & some rare photos. The excellent cover has the feel of those ‘old’ cassette releases, though it’s better!

If you like psych punk experimenters with an ear for a cool song then this is for you.

Reg Imes

cover design by Simon Wass


Concert 24 – Sets 1 & 3 (TRI 22)


This officially sanctioned release is a live recording from late 1998.
Released as a memorial CD to Lol, who passed away last year.
Set 1 starts with Lol & ‘the Fibres’ then towards the end, Hawkwind legend Nik Turner arrives to add his improvised sax. This was Nik’s first experience of total free playing, he has since said.
Set 3 sees them all pile in for a great blowing & riffing experience & is quite intense…
46,000 Fibres are best described as somewhere between AMM & Faust, with their own distinctive take.

A special release for a more than special musician that is Lol Coxhill.

cover design by Ralph Beckford

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Posted: October 1, 2013 in Releases
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Is This the Aqueous? (TRI Ark-2)

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Formed in 1981 from some of the MLR crew, they were also given the Messthetics thumbs up.
Contains the acknowledged psych anthem Never.
Hawkwind & Inner City man Nik Turner appears on 3 tracks. Also guesting is Ashley Wales, later to be in Spring Heeled Jack.
This rocks out in an album full of psych punk songs.

As a bonus to the original cassettte release, there is a live section from their debut concert.

1. Fadies Cry
2. Never
3. Wake Up Take it
4. Overtoyou
5. Changing our Wallpaper
6. Aqueous
7. Thoughts Thinair
8. Hindu, Vishnu, Krishna, Swami
9. Purity’s Distortion
10. Amnesia: Nothing Lasts Forever
+ 8 tracks live at The Whisky a go-go, Soho 10/11/81

cover design by Tonal D


6 of these tracks have been remastered & re-released on the Innerpropriates compilation TRI Ark-4

46,000 Fibres

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Releases
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Cyte Pacific (w/Nik Turner, Lol Coxhill & Scanner) (TRI X)


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This was once a 2 CD set.

Released in 2004, it is the history of this improvising unit who played all manner of events in their first 10 years. The set is chronological & contains rarities & unavailable elsewhere recordings.
There are guest appearances from Lol Coxhill, Nik Turner, Scanner & Fluxus poet John Plant.
Lol Coxhill & Nik Turner are on two edits, Scanner on one. Each have extracts from ‘the Fibres’ 5th Anniversary Concerts CDs, whilst a brace by Coxhill & Turner are not to be found elsewhere…

Fans of AMM & Faust may like this one… 46,000 Fibres were the first band to play at the Kosmische club night.

cover design by Ralph Beckford


46,000 Fibres w/Nik Turner

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Releases
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The 5th Anniversary Concerts (TRI 1/3)


This live concert is from the same time & venue as the previous entry. Due to the long sets, a planned duet with Lol had to be foregone.
This set is with the Hawk legend Nik Turner, blowing free & hard.
On some passages Nik also plays sublime flute in ‘quite a psychedelic 58 minute epic’ of a set…
+ arkive track

(see also TRI22)

cover design by Paul Drummond

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