The second Radio Gnome transmission finds Zero the Hero astral projecting to PlanetGong where he meets with Selene the Moon Goddess and the Octave Doctors to learn the infinite powers of their lovewisdom vibrations. This psychedelic journey brings together fantastical imagery of pothead pixies and flying teapots (and a dose of hippy hedonism) with heady spiritual concepts delivered in a quite fun and silly way, but even before digging into the concept I was immediately grabbed by their unique style spacey jazz-rock with its propulsive bass lines, immersive synthesizer atmospheres and serpentine soprano sax soloing.
Released in 1975 on Virgin Records UK Pressing Format: LP
Released in 1987 on Virgin Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1998 on Virgin Records Bootleg pressing Format: LPx2 Purchase (2017 Official Reissue)
Originally released in 1982 on Editions EG 2018 audiophile reissue on Virgin Records Format: LPx2, 45rpm Half-Speed Mastered
Released in 1976 on Virgin Records Format: LP
Released in 1986 on Virgin Records Format: LP
Released in 1974 on Virgin Records Format: LP
While the music on Zeit feels motionlessly suspended in the empty vastness of space, the music on Phaedra seem to discover a swampy alien planet, Pulsing sequencers, dramatic mellotrons, airy flutes, and sweeping synthesizers are drenched in strange echoes and reverbs to create suspenseful alien soundscapes.
Released in 1974 on Virgin Records Original U.S. Pressing, Promo Copy
Album Information: Released in 1973 on Virgin Records Origin: Hamburg, Germany