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Karmakanix
Krypton Tunes
Invisible Music || 2005 || £10.64 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax
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(Sorry, all gone.)


Remember the eight teas…?

Mixture of original live and studio recordings from 1982 to 1989. Famous for their all night psychedelic concerts around England during the early eighties, Karmakanix was a conglomeration of musicians from the free festival bands of the late 70's: Steve, Rob and Subs from Thandoy; Twink from Here & Now; Maz from Zorch. Formed during the summer of 81 playing in the Tibetan Ukrainian Mountain Troupe's blue and white marquee at Stonehenge, and at the numerous festivals across the country.

After the Rougham Tree Fair in 1984 the band took a much-needed break. They got back together in 1987 and continued to record and gig until 1993. The band has many live recordings of the festivals and although the tapes usually ran out just as the music was Taking Off, it was the way it was meant to be, recorded in the ether and in the memories of those who were there, yet not there…

Tracks: [44'29] - mp3 jukebox
  1. Trance Dance [3'57] (1982)
  2. Afterburner [3'21] (1987)
  3. Gaz Turbine [3'19] (1982)
  4. City Cruise [3'44] (1987)
  5. Hubbub City [3'16] (1982, previous unreleased)
  6. DOHC Blues [5'09] (1982)
  7. Le Jongleur [3'32] (1989)
  8. The Elements [9'18] (1984)
  9. Are We Having Fun Yet? [8'36] (1983)
Addenda:
  • 1, 3, 5, 6: Carrot studios, 1982 by Jiff; featuring Spike on synth and keyboards
  • 2, 4: recorded at the Bunker, 1987; recently remixed by Steve and Subs
  • 7: features the soaring voice of Neera, 1989
  • 8: Maz playing Wave 2.2 and Pro 1. Recorded live in the Big Top at Rougham Tree Fair, 1984
    9: Twink on synth. Recorded at the Basement Studios, Norwich, 1983
Personnel:
  • Steve Higgins {electric guitar, vocals, track rod ends} (see also House of Thandoy)
  • Subassa ('Subs') {bass guitar, back axle}
  • Rob Bougie {drums, blown exhaust} (Here & Now circa 1979-80)
  • Spike {violin, piano, synths, thames trader: tracks 1, 3, 5, 6}
  • Twink {synths, vco, ignition: track 9}
  • Maz {wave 2.2, pro 1, luggage rack: track 8}
  • Neera {vocals: track 7}
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