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Invincible Space Rock God, NIK TURNER, co-founder of HAWKWIND, Returns With A Brand New Album & North American Tour!

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Invincible Space Rock God, NIK TURNER, co-founder of HAWKWIND, Returns With A Brand New Album & North American Tour!

Los Angeles, CA – The Return Of The Thunder Rider! Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner teleports back to Earth with a brand new album, Life In Space, to be released on September 29 via Purple Pyramid Records. The album features some of Nik’s most mature songs in years including the emotional opener “End Of The World” featuring a special guest performance by former Hawkwind/Pink Fairies member Paul Rudolph. Another Hawkwind alumnus, violinist Simon House, jumps on board for the space trippy “Why Are You?.” Turner also revisits one of the Hawkwind classics that he co-wrote, “Master Of The Universe,” giving the tune a modern twist. Life In Space will be available on both CD and colored vinyl (your choice of blue or white).

Once again, Turner will be hitting the road in support of the album on a coast-to-coast North American tour alongside neo-prog rockers Hedersleben.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/NikTurnermusic/ for complete tour info:

10/15 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
10/16 – Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
10/17 – Seattle, WA – High Line
10/19 – Calgary – Palamino
10/20 – Edmonton – Brixx
10/21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel
10/22 – Milwaukee – Shank Hall
10/23 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/24 – Pittsburg, PA – Smiling Moose
10/25 – Toronto – Velvet Underground
10/26 – Montreal – La Vitrola
10/27 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
10/28 – Brooklyn – NY – Cape House
10/29 – Charlottesville, VA – Champion Brewing Company
10/30 – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/01 – New Orleans, LA – Santos
11/02 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
11/03 – Austin, TX – The Lost Well
11/04 – Dallas, TX – Granada

Frequently called “The Spirit Of Hawkwind,” Turner was a major creative force during that group’s most critically acclaimed and successful period, 1969-1976. His outlandish costumes, improvised sax and flute playing, and general wild man persona became iconic representations of the band, and we would go on to pen some of their most popular songs including “Brainstorm” and “Master of the Universe.” After leaving Hawkwind, Turner used his newfound freedom to travel to Egypt, where he soaked up the history and culture, and also made a recording of his flute music in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. In 1985, Turner relocated to the western side of Wales, where he set up a new age community in a fairly rural, isolated area. He has continued to release new music including 2013’s Space Gypsy, 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey, and this year’s Life In Space.

Track List:
1. End Of The World
2. Why Are You?
3. Back To Earth
4. Secrets Of The Galaxy
5. Universal Mind
6. Approaching The Unknown
7. As You Were
8. Master Of The Universe

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A 6CD Supernova Box Set Of The Universe’s Finest SPACE ROCK Set To Launch In November!

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A 6CD Supernova Box Set Of The Universe’s Finest SPACE ROCK Set To Launch In November!

Featuring Can, GONG, Hawkwind, Popol Vuh, Nektar, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream and many others!

Los Angeles, CA – An intergalactic roadmap to the most mind-blowing sounds in the Universe will be landing in record stores everywhere starting November 18 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records. Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide is a brand new collection of 6CDs of the best Space Rock from the outer reaches of the galaxy including tracks by such legendary acts as Hawkwind, Amon Düül II, Gong, Can, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Ozric Tentacles, Popol Vuh, Alice Cooper, Nektar, Chrome, and more! Joining these mythic figures is a broad assortment of spectacular bands from all over the great Planet Earth including bands from Germany, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, France, Hungary, Finland, Italy, and elsewhere! This one-of-a-kind set also includes a never before released track by Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner from his forthcoming new album. Each CD comes in its own individually designed jacket and all are housed in a deluxe 7″x7″ box with oversized booklet featuring liner notes by music journalist Dave Thompson, band biographies, photos, and out of this world artwork!

Track List:
DISC 1
1. Can – All Gates Open
2. Hedersleben – Gulf Of Lost Souls
3. Øresund Space Collective – The Trichophantic Spire
4. Popol Vuh – Steh Auf, Zieh Mich Dir Nach
5. Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Sign From Space
6. Ozric Tentacles – Space Out
7. Secret Saucer – Lift Off
8. An Emerald City – Seizuretron
9. Nik Turner – Out Of Control
10. Melting Euphoria – Flying Eyes Like Saucers
11. Guru Guru Groove Band – UFOlove
12. Maat Lander – The Comet Rider
13. Gong – Fohat Digs Holes In Space (Live Paris 1972)

DISC 2
1. Tangerine Dream – Ultima Thule Part 1
2. Brainticket – Watchin’ You
3. Faust – Parasiten
4. Pyramidal – Black Land
5. Shawn Lee – Low Riders In Space
6. Hydravion – Passadena Airport
7. Pressurehed – Altitude
8. Het Droste Effect – You Know That I Knew
9. German Oak – Shadows Of War (A. Rain Of Destruction / B. B1 To London)
10. Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – The Cold Stuffings Of November
11. Omega – Don’t Keep On Me Waitin’
12. Kalutaliksuak – What Are Your Feet Eating?
13. Oranssi Pazuzu – Reikä Maisemassa

DISC 3
1. Steve Hillage & William Shatner – Rocket Man (Alternate Mix)
2. Black Rainbows – Hawkdope
3. Guru Freakout – Notre Dame (Mothership) [Edit]
4. XYNN – Lost In Space (English Version)
5. The Spacelords – Pyroclastic Monster
6. Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Human Toad (Live)
7. Magic Wands – Jupiter
8. Atomic Simao – Descending
9. White Manna – We Pretend Space Isn’t There
10. Yuri Gagarin – At The Center Of All Infinity
11. Federico Farnè – What Illuminates The Night

DISC 4
1. Guru Guru – Spaceship (Edit)
2. Hawkwind – Seeing It As You Really Are
3. It’s Not Night: It’s Space – Vibration Eater
4. Earthling Society – EA1729
5. Robert Calvert – Lemmy & I Swallowed Massive Amounts Of Drugs
6. Gilli Smyth – What Do You Really Want (Live)
7. The Re-Stoned – Faces Of Earth
8. The Dunes – Badlands
9. Exxasens – Helios
10. Oranjjoolius – Tiki Sleep Cycle
11. Equations – SSSUUUNNN
12. Secret Symbol Society – Canes Venatici
13. Lord Fuzz – The Freak

DISC 5
1. Amon Düül II – Archangels Thunderbird
2. Naxatra – Space Tunnel
3. Celestial Bums – Child of the Moon
4. Dark Buddha Rising – L
5. My Education / Theta Naught Sound Mass – End Masse
6. Sun Araw – Deep Temple
7. Hidria Spacefolk – Kaneh Bosm
8. Dasputnik – Orbitary Volcano
9. Ava Cherry – Highway Blues
10. Orlando Monday – Moonchild
11. MKM – Retorn Al Planeta Imaginari
12. Sons Of Hippies – Spaceship Ride

DISC 6
1. Nektar – Astronaut’s Nightmare
2. Chrome – Eyes In The Center
3. Space Debris – Phonomorph
4. Leroy Powell And The Messengers – Weightlessness
5. Electric Orange – Meals Of Confusion
6. Floorian – Overruled
7. Alice Cooper – B.B. On Mars (Live 1969)
8. Gdeva – Autobahn
9. Vespero – Vision 7. Kidish Hail
10. ST 37 – The ‘In’ Crowd
11. Nik Turner – 1975 Interview

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Spirits Burning & Clearlight Feat. Members of GONG, Hawkwind & Clearlight To Release New Album “The Roadmap In Your Head”

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Spirits Burning & Clearlight Feat. Members of GONG, Hawkwind & Clearlight To Release New Album
“The Roadmap In Your Head”

London, UK – “The Roadmap In Your Head” is the 13th studio album from the Spirits Burning space rock collective, and the second to feature keyboardist Cyrille “Clearlight” Verdeaux. The album has a strong Gong presence, as it includes performances by four musicians from Gong’s Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy (Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe), and four members of the current Gong (Ian East, Fabio Golfetti, Dave Sturt, Kavus Torabi). Clearlight is a project of French songwriter and composer Cyrille Verdeaux that blends classical romanticism and prog-rock experimentation. The first Clearlight album was released under the name “Clearlight Symphony,” in 1974, by British major label Virgin Records. The most recent release was 2015’s “Impressionist Symphony.”

“Spirits Burning is a musical collective overseen by American composer/producer Don Falcone that has released a pluralistic combination of ambient, jazz and full-on space-rock with input from many of the genre’s luminaries. Spirits Burning has become a respected melting pot of the space-rock fraternity.” Ian Abrahams, Rock N Reel, July-August, 2008.

Says founding member and band leader Don Falcone, “ ‘Roadmap’ is a musical journey from the beginning of one possible day to the next, touching different styles of music along the way. Like the previous Spirits Burning & Clearlight album, the songs are primarily instrumental. The new album is also a salute to Daevid and what he has meant to Spirits Burning, as he has been part of every release, except one.” Gong legend Daevid Allen, who sadly passed away in 2015, co-wrote two songs on this release. He sings on the closing track “Roadmaps,” and plays guitar on this track and the opening title track.

There are thirty-five musicians on Spirits Burning’s “The Roadmap In Your Head.” Besides members of the Gong global family, there are some special new crewmembers: Paul Booth (who recorded his part while touring with Steve Winwood), Theo Travis (who has played with David Gilmour, Porcupine Tree, and Gong), Judy Dyble (who provided some autoharp flourishes), and Jonathan Segel from Camper Van Beethoven (who Don invited after discovering he was a Gong fan). Returning crewmembers include: Hawkwind family members Steve Bemand, Nik Turner, and Bridget Wishart, plus Albert Bouchard (BÖC). “The Roadmap In Your Head” was mastered by well known ambient recording artist Robert Rich.

Titles:
1. The Roadmap In Your Head 3:56
2. Sun Sculptor & The Electrobilities 3:50
3. The Birth Of Belief 8:38
4. Coffee For Coltrane 6:58
5. Isolation In 10 80 2:55
6. Mrs. Noonness 4:12
7. The Old College Sky Is Where We Left It 1:28
8. Fuel For The Gods 13:05
9. Early Evening Rain 3:31
10. Black Squirrel At The Root Of The Staircase 7:34
11. Outsiders Parachute In 5:48
12. Déjà Vu 2:25
13. La Rue Inconnue 4:48
14. Roadmaps (The Other Way) 5:59

Release date November 4, 2016

To purchase: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15992

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Nik Turner, Co-Founder Of Space Rock Legends HAWKWIND, Launches A Full-Scale, Coast-To-Coast US Tour!

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Nik Turner, Co-Founder Of Space Rock Legends HAWKWIND, Launches A Full-Scale, Coast-To-Coast US Tour!

Los Angeles, CA – Fresh off a whirlwind tour through Europe and Japan, Nik Turner, the inexhaustible saxophone and flute-playing co-founder of space rock legends Hawkwind, will return for another US tour accompanied by up-and-coming kraut/prog rock band Hedersleben. Following what has been widely regarded as the most ambitious album of his career, one that MOJO called “a sprawling but polished album,” Space Fusion Odyssey, Turner continues his astonishing career rebirth with a newly reinvigorated sense of musical creativity and sonic exploration.

Frequently called “The Spirit Of Hawkwind,” Turner was a major creative force during that group’s most critically acclaimed and successful period, 1969-1976. His outlandish costumes, improvised sax and flute playing, and general wild man persona became iconic representations of the band, and we would go on to pen some of their most popular songs including “Brainstorm” and “Master of the Universe.” After leaving Hawkwind, Turner used his newfound freedom to travel to Egypt, where he soaked up the history and culture, and also made a recording of his flute music in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. In 1985, Turner relocated to the western side of Wales, where he set up a new age community in a fairly rural, isolated area. He has continued to release new music including 2013’s Space Gypsy and 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey. A brand new track from his forthcoming studio album premieres on a special 6CD box set called Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide. This incredible collection features a diverse sampling of space rock artists young and old including Hawkwind, Amon Düül II, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Can, Earthling Society, and Hedersleben along with a whole host of others!

10/27 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Opera House
10/28 – Arcata, CA – Richard’s Goat Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR – The High Water Mark
10/30 – Seattle, WA – The Highline
10/31 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
11/1 – Olympia, WA – The Obsidian
11/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/3 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
11/4 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
11/5 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/8 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
11/10 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
11/11 – Athens, OH – The Union
11/12 – Detroit, MI – Echo Fest at Magic Stick
11/13 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
11/14 – Rochester, NY -Bug Jar
11/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/17 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/18 – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
11/19 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
11/20 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
11/21 – Houston Texas – White Oak Music Hall
11/22 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
11/24 – El Paso – Mesa Music Hall
11/25 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Complex
11/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Elbo Room

Buy Space Fusion Odyssey on CD: http://flyt.it/NikTurnerFusionCleoCD
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Hawkwind Alum NIK TURNER Brings His Spacey Sax & Freaky Flute Playing To A New Album By Experimental Jazz Fusion Ensemble FLAME TREE!

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Hawkwind Alum NIK TURNER Brings His Spacey Sax & Freaky Flute Playing To A New Album By Experimental Jazz Fusion Ensemble FLAME TREE!

Los Angeles, CA – Having explored the intersection of space rock and jazz fusion on his newest solo album, 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey, Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner continues his bold expedition into the outer reaches of experimental music, recording a new full-length album of improvisational jazz freakouts with a Seattle-based ensemble including drummer Jack Gold-Molina and guitarist Dennis Rea (both of psych/prog band Spectral Waves), alongside bassist Paul “PK” Kemmish. The group owes its origins to a meeting between Gold-Molina and Turner, when Gold-Molina interviewed the British space-rock legend back in 2009 for an article in All About Jazz magazine. The idea for a musical collaboration between the two emerged, and as Gold-Molina recalls, “I believe Nik’s exact words were, ‘If people have got the balls to come onstage with me, then they are welcome to.’” And so began the journey that would lead these fearless souls from an initial round of freeform demo recording to putting a full blown band together, recording an album, and even performing live at Seattle’s Seaprog Festival in August of 2015. Enlisting Seattle icon Jack Endino, famed producer of Nirvana, L7, Screaming Trees and others, to mix the album, the band is now set to release this self-titled project on May 20 through Purple Pyramid Records.

Track List:
1. Mosquitos
2. Past Lives
3. In The Distance
4. Liquid
5. Organic Truth
6. Tantalium
7. Wild Flower

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The Definitive Account Of Legendary Space Rock Band HAWKWIND’s Early Years Available Now In A 300-Page Hardcover Book!

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The Definitive Account Of Legendary Space Rock Band HAWKWIND’s Early Years Available Now In A 300-Page Hardcover Book!

Los Angeles, CA – They were one of the most groundbreaking rock bands to emerge from England in the late ‘60s whose improvised theatrical stage performances, DIY costumes, and larger-than-life stage presence earned them a cult-like following that persists to this day. And now the exhilarating story of Hawkwind’s most crucial years is about to be told. The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976, available everywhere on October 30, is the first ever behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise of this motley crew of space rock hooligans as told by one of its captains, co-founder and saxophonist Nik Turner. With assistance from music historian Dave Thompson, Nik gives readers the ultimate insider’s guide to Hawkwind, sharing his personal recollections both hilarious and horrifying, from the infamous drug bust of bassist Lemmy, to the group’s shocking performances at Glastonbury Festival. If it happened, it’s here, warts and all. The hardcover book features 300 pages of rare and never-before-seen photos as well as a comprehensive discography, gigography, and a reproduction of Nik’s tour diary from the band’s first US tour in 1975. In addition, the book will include a precise reproduction of the 1971 “Sonic Attack” 7” promo one-sided single housed in a cloth bag plus a full reproduction of a 1971 6” x 9” 20-page promotional booklet. If you’re a Hawkwind fan, Christmas has definitely come early this year, and if you aren’t already a fan prepare to get swept up by The Spirit Of Hawkwind!

See the video trailer for the book here: https://youtu.be/s6eA7_OKhPI

To celebrate the release of the book, Nik Turner will be launching an extensive US tour starting in November and focusing exclusively on the classic Hawkwind repertoire. Nik will be signing copies of The Spirit Of Hawkwind at the shows, so buy one now and bring it with you or purchase a copy at the merch table.

NOV 12 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BRICK AND MORTAR
NOV 13 – PORTLAND, OR
NOV 14 – SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
NOV 16 – DENVER, CO – LION’S LIAR
NOV 18 – MILWAUKEE, WI – SHANK HALL
NOV 20 – CHICAGO, IL – REGGIES
NOV 21 – WESTLAND, MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
NOV 22 – TORONTO, CANADA – THE ROCKPLIE
NOV 23 – BROOKLYN, NY – GRAND VICTORY
NOV 24 – NEW HAVEN, CT – CAFE NINE
NOV 25 – ROCHESTER, NY – BUG JAR
NOV 27 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – KUNG FU NECKTIE
NOV 29 – LONG BRANCH, NJ – BRIGHTON BAR
NOV 30 – SELLERSVILLE, PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATER
DEC 1 – RALEIGH, NC – THE POURHOUSE MUSIC HALL
DEC 2 – ATLANTA, GA – THE MASQUERADE
DEC 3 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – SIBERIA
DEC 4 – HOUSTON, TX – NOTSUOH
DEC 5 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – 237 @ THE KOROVA
DEC 6 – AUSTIN, TX – 7TH STREET CLUB
DEC 8 – PHOENIX, AZ – REBEL LOUNGE
DEC 9 – SAN DIEGO, CA – TILL TWO CLUB
DEC 10 – WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – THE WHISKY
DEC 12 – LAS VEGAS, NV – LVCS
DEC 13 – FULLERTON, CA – THE CONTINETAL ROOM

More tour dates to be announced. Check http://www.cleorecs.com for updated tour info.

Buy The Spirit Of Hawkwind here: http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/the-definitive-account-of-the-life-of-legendary-space-rock-band-hawkwind-book/

Also be sure to check out Nik Turner’s newest solo album with guest performances by Billy Cobham, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Steve Hillage (Gong), and more! Available on both CD & Vinyl!
http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/nik-turner-space-fusion-odyssey-cd/
http://cleorecs.com/store/shop/nik-turner-space-fusion-odyssey-limited-edition-starburst-lp/

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