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 http://www.cherryred.tv. 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

Esoteric/Atomhenge