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Artist: GOLEM
Title: Orion Awakes
Format: LP
Label: Acme
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Epic early to mid-1970s instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, an amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy (Jupiter), the heavy freak and roll of The Returning, with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive, almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired Godhead Dance." -Acme
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Artist: GOLEM
Title: Orion Awakes
Format: CD
Label: Acme Gramaphone
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Epic early to mid-1970s instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, an amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy (Jupiter), the heavy freak and roll of The Returning, with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive, almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired Godhead Dance. Booklet essay examines the controversy surrounding this and other recordings first made known to the world via Virgin Records three disc Unknown Deutschland series of compilations from the 1990s, including the fact that one Genius P Orridge is named as producer of the Golem album. Its clear enough to all that Genius P Orridge is strangely similar to the name Genesis P Orridge, he of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV fame. The fact that the other names on the Golem album jacket lead nowhere only adds to the confusion. In any case, a deep and fascinating record, still fresh despite the years... and meant to be played loud." - Acme Gramaphone.

Artist: GOLEM
Title: Orion Awakes
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present a reissue of Golems Orion Awakes. Orion Awakes was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson, aka Genius P. Orridge, while he worked as second engineer at the famous Dierks Studio in Cologne. Memories from those hazy times are sketchy, but all evidence leads you to believe that the musicians featured here were well-known names from the kraut scene working under pseudonyms, recording 100% underground, non-commercial music under Tobys guidance, just for fun. Apparently, Orion Awakes was released as a very limited hand-made pressing housed in a silver foil sleeve on the Pyramid label, which was run by Toby and his friend Robin Page, the Fluxus artist. No original copies have ever been found. The fascinating liner notes by kraut expert Alan Freeman talk about seeing an original copy of Golem at a record shop in Germany many years ago and he also sheds some light on who could be the real musicians involved, as well as discussing the controversial story of the Pyramid label and the accusations of Golem being a manufactured 90s "fake" instead of a real vintage 70s recording. A glorious blend of space-rock, kraut, and psychedelia, courtesy of the mysterious Golem -- Plenty of Hammond organ, analog synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams. RIYL: Gila, Mythos, Guru Guru, Cosmic Jokers, Novalis, Neu!, Hawkwind, Brainticket, My Solid Ground, Pink Floyd." - Mental Experience. "Legitimately tripped out, fans of the Cosmic Jokers could certainly get behind this one." - Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records). Includes download coupon; 24-bit domain remaster from the original tapes; Housed in a silver foil sleeve; Insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule/The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (1996))

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