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Artist: VOCOKESH
Title: Recycled
Format: Cass
Label: RRRecords
Country: USA
Price: $4.50

Artist: VOCOKESH
Title: The Tenth Corner
Format: CD
Label: Strange Attractors Audio House
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Vocokesh seriously tweak the standard rock trio infrastructure by processing the guitars beyond earthly recognition and inoculating the cacophony with an arsenal of vintage analog electronics. With seven songs totalling over an hour of music, The Tenth Corner explores some seriously alien terrain with an elusively mechanical, intensely lysergic sound. Unfurling like mellow smoke from some alien opium den, the title track introduces the sonic soiree in a pleasant mood, as distant acoustic plucking and electronic oscillations provide a pillowing backdrop for some elegant electric guitar flourishes. Imbued with an intense array of moods and textures, The Tenth Corner is a tremendously cinematic listening experience -- in fact, three tunes are envisioned as supplemental/alternate soundtracks to some particularly vivid cult films. Composition and improvisation coalesce into a sound that draws from the early flights of 70s German avant rock (Agitation Free, Cosmic Jokers, Ash Ra Tempel) and synth-powered cosmic (Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh) if it were created in the embryonic electronic music labs of the 60s and 70s. Transcendent, gritty, hallucinatory -- The Tenth Corner is undoubtedly Vocokeshs finest hour." - Strange Attractors Audio House.

Artist: VOCOKESH
Title: Through the Smoke
Format: CD
Label: Strange Attractors Audio House
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"With Through the Smoke, Vocokesh expand upon the ominous acid soundtracks that saturated The Tenth Corner. Combining the swirling guitars of Pink Floyd and the Kraut-inspired mayhem of Ash Ra Tempel with the early analog electronic surrealism of Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh, Vocokesh continue to place pressure on the boundaries of sound, incessantly exploring cryptic soundscapes via their oftentimes unsettling brand of electronics-drenched, drugged-out rock.  On this outing, however, the soundscapes come mixed with some more prog-like elements and even a touch of  psych/garage riffing. Vibe #6 stirs slowly with heady bass pulses, swooshing synths and subtle guitar lines, but quickly stumbles headlong into all-out mania as Franeckis guitar pyrotechnics spiral forth like alien tendrils, reverberations of a gong tolling the first wave of what is to be a long, dark trip.  But a sidestep into garage-psych of Vocokesh Theme Song provides a nice respite, as the band exhumes the spirit of Electric Prunes-like fuzz and vibrato. The sojourn is short-lived, as Vocokesh continue on, taking the listener on their impressionistic journey woven from total sound exploration. Vocokesh manage to skillfully hybridize the best of the early 70s avant-garde into their cinematic improvisations. Florian Fricke, David Gilmour, Manuel Göttsching, Edgar Froese, Moebius & Roedelius and Fripp & Eno are all exhumed, but Vocokesh re-image the references into something far more extreme than the aforementioned ever imagined.  Eerie and sonically provocative, Through the Smoke is one intense mind-moving hallucination." - Strange Attractors Audio House.

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