Secret Saucer | Element 115

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Element 115

by Secret Saucer

Mind blowing all instrumental space rock/krautrock from musicians who have toured w/ Hawkwind & Nik Turner and who are/were in Star Nation, Quarkspace, Architectural Metaphor, & Sun Machine for fans of Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Ozrics, Ash Ra Tempel, Eloy, Am
Genre: Rock: Space Rock
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3. Solar Winds
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Imagine if back in 1974, if David Gilmour, Klaus Schulze, Manual Gottsching, Florian Fricke, Robert Fripp, Edgar Froese, Richard Sinclair, John Wetton, Robert Wyatt & Bill Bruford got together and jammed while the tapes were rolling. Well, fast forward to the present, take members from the premiere US space rock bands and musicians who have toured with Hawkwind and Nik Turner, took them to a beautiful, remote location, locked them in a studio, and told them to jam. What do you think you’d get? Secret Saucer.

Secret Saucer is a spacerock “All Star Band” whose members have:
-toured with Hawkwind, Nik Turner, Pressurehed/Farflung
-who have recorded with Star Nation, Nick Riff
-are/were members of Star Nation, Quarkspace, Architectural Metaphor, Church of Hed, National Steam, and Sun Machine.

The musicians on this disc got together for one weekend and JAMMED! People just picked up whatever instrument they felt like playing at the time and jammed, therefore the music is pure improvisational spacerock/krautrock. Over a dozen hours of music was recorded, but has been distilled down to this, our first CD. These are not mindless, wandering spacejams but cohesive and focused. Listen to the music and see that Secret Saucer combines strong melodies that give the music the feel of a structured song but also has improvised jamming and sound textures that takes it to the outer reaches of the galaxy!

Band Members Are:

PAUL WILLIAMS (Quarkspace, Church of Hed)
GREG KOZLOWSKI (Architectural Metaphor)
JAY SWANSON (Quarkspace)
STEVE TAYLOR (Star Nation, Sun Machine)toured w/ Hawkwind, Nik Turner
STEVE HAYES (Star Nation, Sun Machine) performed w/Hawkwind, Daevid Allen
THOMAS MARIANETTI (Sun Machine, Nick Riff)
BILLY SPEAR (Sun Machine)
DAN SCHNELL (Sun Machine)
DAVE HESS (Blaahh)


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M. Atkins

Suprisingly good, wanting more.
A friend recommended this CD to me, knowing how much I like Porcupine Tree. I was not expecting much after reading the music came about from a capricious-sounding jam session between "like-minded musicians". I thought I'd hear a disjointed exploration of annoying sounds. What a nice surprise. This CD is tight. The musicianship is top-notch, the songs are hauntingly evocative and, despite the musicians themselves characterizing the process as a jam session - seem "felt". The only thing I could say against the disc is I wish I knew who was playing what, when. There's a lot of clever playing on this album and I'd love to have liner notes. Definitely not a deal killer, though. I''d recommend this CD to anyone who likes thoughtful progressive rock or to anyone tired of the simple-minded schlock that fills the airwaves these days. I'm definitely looking for more Secret Saucer to add to my collection.

M. Atkins

Suprisingly good, wanting more.
A friend recommended this CD to me, knowing how much I like Porcupine Tree. I was not expecting much after reading the music came about from a capricious-sounding jam session between "like-minded musicians". I thought I'd hear a disjointed exploration of annoying sounds. What a nice surprise. This CD is tight. The musicianship is top-notch, the songs are hauntingly evocative and, despite the musicians themselves characterizing the process as a jam session - seem "felt". The only thing I could say against the disc is I wish I knew who was playing what, when. There's a lot of clever playing on this album and I'd love to have liner notes. Definitely not a deal killer, though. I''d recommend this CD to anyone who likes thoughtful progressive rock or to anyone tired of the simple-minded schlock that fills the airwaves these days. I'm definitely looking for more Secret Saucer to add to my collection.

Dag Fjellby

WOW! This is something to write home about!
They reminds me of Ozric Tentacles and Quantum Fantay, yet it is different. These people do everything correctly IMHO. There are also elements of Pink Floyd, Riverside and Porcupine Tree here, but what does it matter? This is fresh and innovative. A CD that all lovers of Space / prog rock should have in their collection. The album is insanely good!
While we're at it, do not forget the albums "Second Sighting" and "Tri-angle Waves" These are equally good. CDs can be purchased or downloaded here at CDBaby, so what are you waiting for? :)

Joe Cegelka

Great Disc
I first heard this disc played on DeliciousAgony.com. I was blown away on how great it sounded. I ran home that day and ordered the disc and it hasn't left my CD player as of yet. One can certainly hear the influences of Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree in the music. Highly recommend this band to anyone interested in prog rock. Can't wait for more to be released.