Mental Experience

TYLL - Sexphonie

Mental Experience presents the first ever reissue of Sexphonie (1975) by Tyll. Highly inventive kraut-psych album (heavy on the psych") related to Eulenspygel. Sexphonie offers a mix of acid-rock, hard-psych, polit-rock and progressive/ folky sounds with some eastern influences. Features great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara. Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album. Teflons previous group was not active at that moment, so he assembled a new studio band featuring members and friends of Eulenspygel. Shrouded in mystery until now, Tylls Sexphonie is a krautrock curiosity that almost never happened, and it was all created within a matter of weeks from inception of the band through to the finished LP. The story is similar to that of the legendary Mammut, with an ad-hoc band brought together and given total freedom to do whatever they wanted. Tyll can be seen as the illegitimate step-sister to Eulenspygel, and there was much controversy and even legal action involved and some rivalry between the two bands, especially as Tyll had poached Eulenspygel drummer Günter Klinger. Yet, whereas Eulenspygel had pretty much now lost the plot by 1973, Tylls sole LP was one of those surprisingly creative gems of the mid 1970s that, to the few that knew it, was a welcome breath of fresh air. "Truly wonderful and extremely little known krautrock released on the Kerston label with something of a widely variable and fascinating approach." - Mutant Sounds RIYL: Floh De Cologne, Franz K, Alcatraz Includes insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg) plus reproduction of the rare original booklet /comic." - Mental Experience.
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Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

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