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News For September 2000

From Aural Innovations #12 (September 2000)

Latest Hawkwind news: Every existing member of groundbreaking space/acid/psychedelic rock band Hawkwind, whose 1972 hit 'Silver Machine' single is currently airing on UK TV screens as the soundtrack of Mazda's car advertising campaign, will be reuniting for 'Hawkestra', a one-off show at Brixton Academy on Saturday 21st October 2000. Tickets, priced 18.50, are on sale now from the box office on 020 7771 2000 and all usual outlets.

Main man Dave Brock will be reunited with Ian 'LEMMY' Kilmister and Nik Turner along with most members of the '70-'76 line up for the first time in 25 years, fronting a marathon three hour set (11.00 - 2.00) during which every Hawkwind band member that is alive, able or still plays will at some stage through the evening play on numbers they originally performed. The light show will be the original one designed by the legendary Liquid Len.

The following night, Motorhead, whose concert moniker is, '25 Years - Paid Up Front', will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary and similarly promise a variety of special guests, including former band members and long-time musician fans. This will be a weekend not to miss!

The full list of Star Rats that have expressed their desire to be there and participate in the monumental 'Hawkestra' is:
DRUMS: Richard Chadwick
BASS/PEACE & LOVE: Thomas Crimble
VIBES: Dikmik
GUITAR/VOCALS: Huw Lloyd Langton
GUITAR: Jerry Richards
GUITAR: Adrian Shaw
KEYBOARD: Steve Swindells

The New Tim Blake album "The Tide of the Century" is due for release on VOICEPRINT/RESURGENCE September 25, 2000.

Black Widow news: We are very proud to annunce our future releases:
SIMON HOUSE-Spiral Galaxy revisited. LP/CD
SIMON HOUSE & ROD GOODWAY-House of dreams. LP/CD (after 20 years)
NOT OF THIS EARTH - Tribute to SF movies. 3-CDs/4 LPs box (coming in November-Quarkspace, Ade Shaw, Pete Pavli, Hawkwind, ST 37, Arcmet, Krel...)
TAPESTRY OF DELIGHT - 2 LP/CD with Sun Dial, Standarte, Beggars Farm, Humus, Fantasy Factory-covers of first Psyck-Prog UK era.

Release date for the new Spaceship Eyes' CD (Of Cosmic Repercussions) was rescheduled. It hit the streets Oct 3rd on Hypnotic Records. Gazul Records and Noh Poetry Records will release Quiet Celebration on Sept. 7. This Californian quartet consists of Don Falcone (synth, udu), Ashley Adams (contrabass), John Purves (woodwinds) and Edward Huson (tabla). Noh Poetry will also be releasing a dark ambient compilation in late 2000, titled "Where Stalks The Sandman." Confirmed are tracks by Kim Cascone (PGR/HMC), Don Falcone, Doug Erickson and Raymond Peck, and Karen Anderson.

Davenport Records news: Those who brought you Phoebe Cates and Channel are scheduled to do a large web site re-launch on Sept. 25th for http://www.davenportrecords.com. The new site design will include a lot more interaction for the users, an on-line catalog guide and shopping cart, mp3 and QuickTime downloads, and a lot of bells and whistles to make it look extra fancy.

Cranium news: Lamp Of The Universe (project name not CD title), a solo project from Craig Williamson who was the bass player/writer in the band Datura is schedule for release in early 2001. On his new material Craig plays all instruments including sitar, tablas, rainstick, keyboards, drums & guitars. With titles like "Lotus Of A Thousand Petals" & "Born In The Rays Of The Third Eye" etc you can tell where he's at. Finally some psychedelic music from New Zealand! Cranium is also releasing a CD by two guys who go under the name "The Fynde". They play early 70's Klaus Schulze & Tangerine Dream influenced sounds and again are from New Zealand. They have been together since 1979 but never released anything because noone has shown any interest. All it took was them to send Cranium two demo tapes and they were hooked. In that typical kiwi fashion they are off for a spot of fishing soon in some remote place down country and in between fishing they will be recording music to 5 DAT tapes which we will then go through and select the best material to release as their first album.

The new Lothars CD "Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas" reaches stores Tuesday, Sept. 19. If your local mom & pop music store doesn't have it, tell 'em to contact Carrot Top, Parasol, Southern, or Surefire, all of whom are fine independent distributors. The Lothars recently made it easier to order stuff directly from them. They now accept PayPal, a nifty free service that allows them to take credit cards. Plus, you get $5 from PayPal when you sign up with them. Use The Lothars as a reference and they'll give you an additional $2 off your first order. The details are at their website in the Merch section.

New from Two Ohm Hop: Mandarin Full-Length CD "Driftline" out October 1st, 2000

New from Ektro Records: ektro-007: Faust- The Land of Ukko&Rauni -2CD, live in Helsinki 20.4.2000 (OUT SOON !) ektro-008: Circle- Prospekt -CD (OUT NOW!)

Babylonian Tiles news: "Behind The Orange Curtain" at walkertown.com is offering you the chance to download Babylonian Tiles' video, "Each Dying Breath", at http://www.walkertown.com/brynshel.htm. Many thanks to the video's director Dwayne Walker. Also, you might want to check out Walkertown's spotlight feature on Babylonian Tiles' own Bryna "The Hip Death Goddess", and her mom, jazz singer extraordinaire, Shelley Moore.

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