The good folks at Esoteric Recordings recent­ly revealed their release plans for June and they offer an impres­sive bevy of remas­tered prog, psy­ch and Krautrock sounds.  The selec­tions include a release from Pete Banks’ post-Yes out­fit Flash as well as Germany’s leg­endary Brainticket and some choice deep-cat­a­log psy­ch favorites from High Tide and Aphrodite’s Child (an ear­ly vehi­cle for Greek key­board wiz­ard Vangelis).  Also includ­ed is a quick recap of their excit­ing May releas­es, which include more Flash and Krautrock.  Read on for all the mind-expand­ing musi­cal details…

Hi guys

The eagle-eyed among you may have spot­ted face to face inter­views between Peter Banks (ex Yes) and Harvey Bainbridge (ex Hawkwind) and Mark Powell on You Tube. This was done for Cherry Red TV and can be found at Go to inter­views and then artists sto­ries. Cherry Red TV has many inter­est­ing inter­views of labels and artists and music busi­ness “stuff” on there and is well worth a look.

I’m sure some of you may know that Hawkwind will be head­lin­ing the Mojo nom­i­na­tions evening at HMV in London in ear­ly May. Details re tim­ings and tick­et­ing will no doubt appear on the Hawkwind web­site when known . Maybe the band will win an award this year after Atomhenge being run­ners up last year in the cat­a­logue sec­tion! Who knows?

As men­tioned before, the May remas­tered titles are as fol­lows:

SFF-Ticket to Everywhere (on Reactive)

Soft Machine-Bundles (not on CD since the ear­ly 90’s) (Softs, Alive and well : Recorded in Paris and Land of Cockayne will fol­low)

Sam Gopal-Escalator

Jade Warrior-Way of the Sun (for­mer­ly on Eclectic)

Jade Warrior-Kites (for­mer­ly on Eclectic)

Flash-Out of our Hands

Hawkwind-Xenon Codex (Atomhenge)

Psychedelic Warriors (Hawkwind)-White Zone (Atomhenge)

June’s remas­tered titles will be as fol­lows:

Brainticket-Psychonaut—- (Reactive)

Brainticket-Celestial Ocean- (Reactive)

Flash-In The Can

Soft Machine-Softs–

High Tide-High Tide-(formerly on Eclectic)

High Tide-Sea Shanties-(formerly on Eclectic)

Aphrodite’s Child-End of the World, Rain and Tears -

Aphrodite’s Child-Its Five O Clock–

Kind Regards,

Vicky Powell