The first two volumes of the Silence project are credited to Pete Namlook and Dr. Atmo while the following three are by Pete Namlook alone.
Silence (1992) is the one that started it all, Fax's first album release and one which caught the ear of both seasoned electronic boffins and dance fans looking for a chilled-out tonic after a night among the thumping beats of clubland.
Both this album and Silence II (1993) are collaborations with close associate Dr. Atmo and despite being at times almost new age in their choice of themes (a voice whispers sweet cosmic nothings like "we are all part of the universe") the music is outstanding…
Welcome to another selection of modern progressive music for you to enjoy, with the latest Prog cover CD. As usual, there is a mix of bands, some of whom we all know, some of whom we are acquainting ourselves with for the very first time. The Von Hertzen Brothers' ebullient "Long Lost Sailor" is from an album which sees them strongly reconnect with their prog base, Norwegians When Mary take us into a dark electronic universe and the UK's own I Am The Manic Whale feature in this issue's Limelight section. While the taster for Gleb Kolyadin's forthcoming solo album, featuring Marillion's Steve Hogarth on vocals, has us eagerly anticipating the full album. The remainder of tracks offer an enjoyable take of instrumental prog (Anders Buaas, Corciolli, Orpheus Nine) and with vocals (Machines Dream, The Mighty Handful, Lunar). Thoroughly enjoyable fare.
The unreleased album recorded for EMI France of Les Goths. They released only 2 rare singles for EMI: I Remember / Turn Over and Le jour etait gris / Out Of The Sun in 1968 but the band: Gino Frascone - guitar & vocals / Bruno Frascone - drums & vocals / Bernard Faucher - bass & vocals, recorded a complete 10 track album, which Shadoks now releases for the first time. Les Goths 2 singles have cult status in France. Influenced by Cream and Jimi Hendrix, the guitar parts it reminds us of Randy Holden.This French psychedelic band from Normandy is perhaps one of the best albums from that time ever recorded in France. French and English lyrics. Incredible Heavy Psych from France!