Rock On! Wednesday, 17 April 2024 – Lard Free, Soft Machine, The Muffins, Weidorje, Electric Sandwich & Satin Whale

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday April 17th. Dan’s pick of the week: Lard Free (I’m Around About Midnight), Soft Machine (Volume Two), The Muffins (Manna/Mirage), Weidorje (Weidorje), Electric Sandwich (Electric Sandwich) & Satin Whale (Whalecome).

UNSUNG review: “For this second Lard Free album, Gilbert Artman – here playing drums, percussion, vibes, Hammond organ, piano, tenor sax and CNDP [?] – put together an entirely new group behind him and leapt into moody deep inner-space territory informed in part by Terry Riley and Heldon, though leaping a few shades beyond. Some of the elements of the debut were still present, but the whole was smoother texturally, and more experimentally sophisticated. It still stands the test of time today and sounds remarkably modern.

The other musicians on this album were Richard Pinhas (guitar, bass, synths (ARP and Synthi VKS 3)), Alain Audat (Synthi VKS 3, tenor sax, CLB[?]) and Antoine Duvernot (alto sax, flute).
The retro-noir night-time city streets album cover painting is really apt, and perfectly captures the mood of the music, though not hinting at the experimental and (for the time) futuristic nature of it. This is deep nocturnal music through and through, and consequently, I’m writing this at around two in the morning! (…)

And there you have the second Lard Free album, which would be followed by only one more before Artman retired the group and moved on to new realms.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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