Space Gypsy

Space Gypsy

by Nik TurnerNik Turner


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Now in his mid-seventies, Nik Turner has spent a lifetime exploring the fringes of spaced-out, psychedelic rock as a member of Hawkwind (in two different periods), with Sphynx, and eventually as a solo artist and bandleader. Space Gypsy features Turner's vocals, and his trademark saxophones and flutes front a quintet whose sound is drenched in synths, mellotrons, electric guitars, and drums. His vocals are awash in reverb but they ride cleanly just above the instrumental fray. While this music isn't so much prog as cosmic rock, it has enough weirdness in both its production and with the man himself singing of Mayans, space aliens, multidimensional realities, and mystic and occult practices to please most acid travelers. Clocking in at 50 minutes, standout tracks include opener "Fallen Angel STS-51-L," with its crunchy guitar driving through the layered mellotrons and drums, the gently spacy "Galaxy Rise," that contains some lovely flute playing, the space-punk throb of "We Ride the Timewinds," and the forbidding, paranoid closer, "Something's Not Right." There isn't anything new here, but that's not the point. This fulfills the prescription that Turner and Hawkwind fans ordered from their favorite interstellar doctor.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2013
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157066623
catalogNumber: 666
Rank: 35776

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nik Turner   Primary Artist,Flute,Saxophone,Vocals
Steve Hillage   Guitar
Jürgen Engler   Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Mellotron
Simon House   Violin
Nicky Garratt   Guitar
Chris Leitz   Mellotron
Jason Willer   Percussion,Drums
Jeff Piccinini   Bass

Technical Credits

Jürgen Engler   Composer,Producer
Nik Turner   Composer
Javier Carmona   Cover Art
Nicky Garratt   Composer
Eric Rennaker   Engineer
Chris Leitz   Composer
Chris Lietz   Engineer
Jason Willer   Composer
Candice Houley   Graphic Design,Layout
Jesus Carmona   Cover Art
Jeff Piccinini   Composer

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