Here is the latest missive from the progtastic people at Esoteric Recordings – a reliably excellent reissue label that cranks out a jaw-dropping number art-rock titles every month plus other cultish forms of retro listening and the occasional new album from a vintage name.  This covers the release slates for April and May.  Art rock fans will be happy to see that Esoteric is delving into the catalog of ethno-music experimentalists Jade Warrior and reissuing another overlooked album from Pete Banks’ post-Yes outfit, Flash.  Even better, they will be reissuing the studio recordings of Schicke, Fuhrs And Frohling, a fantastic Krautrock trio who put out a string of amazing cosmic/eletronic albums.  Read on for all progtastic titles…

Hi guys

Just updating you on our April and May reissues—Aprils will all be ready by release date and have gone to factory

Tracklistings and pre-orders for Aprils titles can be found on the websites

www.esotericrecordings.com and www.atomhenge.com

Many thanks to Sid Smith who has stepped up to the mark for us and will now be updating our home page on the website weekly!! (something that I never squeezed in time to do-so thanks Sid)

Just to mention too the sad death of Micky Jones from Man, although not unexpected after a long illness,  we were all still very sad to hear of his passing.

April will also see our first titles on Reactive-our new imprint for “krautrock and ambient”

April Titles:

Schicke Fuhrs and Frohling-Symphonic Pictures (Reactive)

Schicke Fuhrs and Frohling-Sunburst  (Reactive)

Fuhrs and Frohling -Ammerland (Reactive)

Clark Hutchinson-Free to be Stoned-2 Cd anthology( all 3 albums in full-remastered)(Esoteric)

Hawkwind-Church of Hawkwind (Atomhenge)

Harvey Bainbridge -Dreams, Omens and Strange Encounters–new studio album (Atomhenge)

Alan Bown-Listen (Esoteric)

Alan Bown-Stretching Out (Esoteric)

PFM-Chocolate Kings-2CD (Manticore)

May Titles:

Soft Machine-Bundles (Esoteric) unavailable for many years

Sam Gopal-Escalator (Esoteric)

Jade Warrior-Way of the Sun (Esoteric)

Jade Warrior-Kites (Esoteric)

Flash-Out of Our Hands (Esoteric)

Hawkwind-Xenon Codex (atomhenge)

Psychedelic Warriors (Hawkwind)– White Zone (Atomhenge)

Schicke Fuhrs and Frohling-Ticket to Everywhere (Reactive)

As always, kind regards to you all and for all the suggestions/comments, etc.

Vicky Powell