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Winter Soulstice

Artist: Sonus Umbra
Label: Not On Label
Catalog#: 7 00261 38770 3
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2013-08-23
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With their ffifth album, Sonus Umbra, roughly “Shadow of Sound”, has started yet another chapter in the band's long tortured history. Originally named Radio Silence and hailing from Mexico City, the trio of Andrés Aullet (vocals, guitar, and keys), Ricardo Gómez (guitar), and and Luis Nasser (bass) shone brightly in the early 90s, gaining a large cult following but broke up due to internal stress.

Charlotte Church

While I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Church in the movie I'll Be There, I really don't know beans about her musical career. However, working with partner Johnathan Powell and producer Gethin John, her series of EPs this year are culminating to a quite inspired musical direction. Give a look:


Space Gypsy > Turner, Nik

Artist: Nik Turner
Label: Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid
Catalog#: CLP 0661
Format: Vinyl, Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 2013
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Sometime right before Hawkeaster 2013, Dave Brock's @HawkwindHQ camp sent out an ominous tweet; “Really hope this is not the year we have to say goodbye....” Had the rift with the Mighty Thunder Rider reopened? An appearance at SXSW was portent, but what was really going on? Well, now we know: Nik Turner is back, with a new album, Space Gypsy, on Cleopatra Records, a new band, and a tour coinciding with Hawkwind-proper's first US tour in decades. <p> No, this isn't Space Ritual, Hawklords, xHawkwind, or any combination of previous Hawkwind alumni.

Live In England 1979 > Hillage, Steve

Artist: Steve Hillage
Label: Voiceprint
Catalog#: VPDVD44
Format: DVD
Country: UK
Released: 2007

Long awaited landing of Goblin in North America

Almost 40 years removed from their debut, cult legends Goblin will launch their first ever North American tour this October. The tour will start October 1st in Atlanta and will culminate with a two night run of performances in Austin, TX at the Housecore Horror Film Festival on Oct 25 and 27.

Hawkwind Announce North American Tour - Dates!


Albums you should know, Part 3: Pretty Things - Parachute

Song: Grass (1970)

Wigwam Live at Liisankadun studio, Helsinki,1976

Nice clip of Finnish band Wigwam at Liisankadun studio recorded for Pop-Liisa, TV1 25.11.1976. Tracks are "Eddie And The Boys | Simple Human Kindness | Colossus | A Better Hold (And A Little View) | Grass For Blades". Presenter Vesa-Matti Loiri gives opening words, introduces the band in between the songs, and recites 'Syyslaulu' ('Tombstone Valentine' in Finnish)."


Albums you should know, Part 2: Rare Bird - Epic Forest

Song: Title No. 1 Again (Birdman) (1972)