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this is a brand new track recorded 28/1/11 at big noise studios with our producer simon davis at the controls.This also features a new line-up with : david.....tabla. connor....guitar/acoustic guitar/sitar/vocals. andrew....guitar/acoustic guitar/sitar. the current line-up has been together since early november 2010 and have already recorded half of their debut album...this is a track that will be featured and we hope you like it?..recorded live with only the voices at the beginning dubbed...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this track from the 25th july 2012 is taken from the bands debut album to be released nov/dec 2012....we posted a short video of the band adding percussion at the studio 'big noise', here though the track is fully mixed and will be the opening tune on the album which is called 'an indian summer dance'...we hope you enjoy what you hear and take time to listen...recorded 'live' with just the percussion overdubs it features david on tamborine and jo challis on flute...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this is 2/3rds of hoffmans bicycle with former founding member graham working thru material for their support slot with hoffmans bicycle! this was a side project called ' the incense factory '..hoffmans needed a support band for a forthcoming gig so robert & david got graham back in to play...what happened was they put together a set of very old and not played anymore hoffmans stuff play some newer things which they re-worked...here they coach graham thru a cosmic journey but graham just...
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Topic: psychedelic rock
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this is a track the band recorded for a proposed e.p.(their 4th...) on 9th october 09 at their regular rehearsal studio 'montsale' with studio boss nick player...several tracks were recorded that day and remain unreleased....this composition by guitarist philip is a slice of space-rock that was only played live once at 'the castlemayne pub' january 10....the line-up was only together around 10 months but recorded extensively...and like all recordings is live(no over dubs!)...the line up was :...
Topic: 'psychedelic rock'.
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another winner from 8/7/12 with jo on flute who will record this with the band in the next couple of weeks for the debut album....this may also be released as a single....
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band are appearing at a 3day space-rock festival in deepest devon where they debut several new songs & this was one of them....a beautiful tune written by andrew and featuring some understated incredible guitar by connor...this will be on the bands debut album released later this year...several tracks are being re-recorded this summer with our friend jo on flute who is an amazing female musicain...please keep checking back...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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we have had many requests from people that have wondered just who or what is founding member graham like as a player...here is david & graham in graham's garden june 06 just jamming on 'szabo'...as you can hear from various up-loads to internet archives he can just about play anything and here shows what he can do on this afternoon jam....christain was off somewhere that day so this session was planned....brilliant weather and some brilliant playing from graham with david continuing to this...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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another track from the 29th may 09 album sessions at 'big noise studios' this was a one take and completely live version of our end of show tune 'bongolian headtwister'.It was a track that would have been on the debut album but alas not to be....the band are : david............tabla. robert...........guitar/12string acoustic/6string acoustic/sound scapes. christian........guitar/12string acoustic/sitar/vocals.
Topic: 'psychedelic rock'.
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we have had lots of requests for early stuff by the band and here is an early tape hiss heavy demo that came out on the group's first e.p. now long sold out! it is the second song we ever recorded,this is from may 2005 a month after forming....tentative steps for sure but already the combination of twin lead guitars and tabla are stabilizing...plus a rare vocal outing from christian who also wrote the song.the group are : david.....tabla. graham....guitar/sonics. christian.guitar/vocals.
Topic: ' psychedelic rock '
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here at this rehearsal the band played thru several songs that their friend jo was going to add flute to for their debut album that was going to be completed the following week.This version of stage fave szabo gives jo a chance to familiarize herself with the tune...its a shame her flute is so muted by the p.a. but she was turned up for songs played later! check out 'sunny day song/black cypress' for proof...hope you enjoy this version and yes! we did complete the album the following week......
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band is working its way thru a fairly new-ish(then) tune called 'an indian summer dance' that would be the title track on their debut album...it has a couple of breaks where the band decide where to take it! already it was complete but here they take it to new heights .....this was recorded on a small hand held cassette player at a rehearsal space....all very live and all the better for it!..will continue to wade thru the bands archive of hundreds of tapes to see what else can be put...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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after more requests for early stuff by the band we have up-loaded this the first track ever rehearsed and recorded by the band.christian brought this riff along to the first rehearsal in april 2005 and the band put together this arrangement in two weeks! it appeared on the groups first e.p. released a few weeks later...primitive steps for sure but the group dynamics were beginning to gell and we hope you enjoy what you hear?..recorded live on a small hand held stereo cassette player with no...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here is the band with a short clip from saturday 20/8/11 at 'the roomz' st.leonards sussex playing their final show of 2011....this also features the groups light show that they use at every gig...(plus a whole lot of incense....)...for those of you not to have seen or heard the band in concert this will give you some idea of just how good they are as a live unit...
Topic: psychedelia/experimental/progressive/rock
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here is another earlier take from the montsale studio sessions carried out over the xmas period...here connor is using his yamaha which is his gigging guitar...on playback we noticed both guitars were a little 'soft' in volume but hopefully doesn't spoil the performance....the band will finally finish off their debut album over the easter break!
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band tear thru their show opener 'inside my head'...heavy as hell and very fast this always confuses people at live gigs who haven't seen the band before as all they see is two massive stacks of amps and the tabla down front!they dont quite know what to expect but this salvo of sound soon dispels any questions they have!...conner uses 2x4x12 trace-elliot cabinets with a 100w line-six tube amp and a line-six foot pod/andrew uses 2x4x12 marshall cabinets and a 200w line-six head amp/the...
Topic: psychedelic rock
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the band here are at rehearsal just playing thru tunes and enjoying themselves...here they play a space-rock tune that is a live fave and after hearing it i hope you like it too?...recorded 30/12/11 at the bands regular studio 'montsale'....
Topic: psychedelic rock
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the bands debut album is almost ready and here they have their friend jo rehearsing with the band at their headquarters 'montsale studios' inreadiness for laying down some flute on a couple of tracks that the band have always had plans for! she here joins the band for a blast thru their show closer 'black cypress' and blowing up a storm....this is up close and personnel with everyone giving their all....she will be joining the band on a few select shows around the u.k this summer too!
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band add percussion to a brand new unheard song written in the studio 25th july 12..the band are joined by their good friend jo who added flute to three tracks on this visit to 'big noise studio' where the band finally finished off their debut album!..here though is a tune only played twice(badly...) at a rehearsal one week ago and with this opportunity to have jo with them they very quickly completely re-arranged the tune and cut this as a one -off demo....but it turned out so well...
Topic: psychedelic rock
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here are hoffmans bicycle at rehearsal 30/12/11 in their regular studio 'montsale'...really just a get together to run thru tunes before the two guitarists return to uni....this version of 'szabo' is quite short but gives the band a chance to warm up!...more to follow....
Topic: psychedelic rock
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this is an edit of a very long version that will appear on our debut album sometime this spring.It will be a bonus cut as it is being re-recorded with our friend kirsty on flute....again it will be very long...this track is 'szabo' only in title as our brand new line-up has taken it to new dimensions & spaces....this is from our visit to 'big noise studios' 28/1/11.
Topic: 'psychedelic rock'.
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going thru our archives i found several tapes that had been forgotten about for several years....graham a founding member had left the band but continued to be friends with all and with an upcoming gig at the 'sunrooms' southend -on-sea a support band was needed so david & robert decided to join forces with graham and form for this one off support slot a side project which they called " the incense factory"....they would mix old & new hoffmans tunes and rework them...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this was recorded by a very short lived version of the band that lasted barely 3 weeks.By september of 2005 christian had left the band and andrew a friend of graham's had joined and brought along this beautiful laid back piece of hazy dream like psych one warm lazy october afternoon.Graham here plays shimmering glass like lead over andrews solid backing while david plays simple tabla patterns to hold it all together....
Topic: psychedelic rock
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here the band play a small club with a brand new line-up in reading...with robert & christian in the band a whole new set-list was put together and its here that roberts tune 'a cosmic journey into the universe' is played live for the first time...the band wanted to road test the set-list before playing bigger shows and the atmosphere at this intimate club was perfect for just that!i also must apologize for the camera going in & out of focus but the low light conditions really played...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this is a rehearsal done on the 19/5/09 in readiness for a recording session the following week....this would have been the title track of the bands debut album....unfortunately the band was finished by late august and a new line-up was in place....again this is recorded on a small hand held cassette recorder at one of the group's rehearsal spaces...the band were : david.......tabla. robert......guitar. christian...guitar.
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this is hoffmans bicycle in rehearsal today 30/12/11 at their regular studio 'montsale'...the two guitarists connor and andrew are only home for 3 weeks as they have to return to university early...the band haven't played together since late august because of that, so the group had this rehearsal booked to play thru some tunes...here is a brand new track only played live this year at a 3 day festival in devon...on play back we noticed the tabla aren't loud enough because of the high volume...
Topic: psychedelic rock
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this is a rehearsal recording done by the band on a korg digital portable recorder in the summer of 2008...engineered and produced by christain this is known as 'the mescaline mix' for good reasons......i continue to work thru the bands archives and am finding many many forgotten things.....the band was : david.......tabla. robert......guitar. christian...guitar.
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this is the band recording album tracks in 'big noise studio's' 27/5/11....here the band are playing a brand new composition called 'waterfalls in a lunar landscape'....very indian influenced and really a collage of sounds...the line -up is : david......tabla. connor.....guitar/6&12string acoustic/vocals. andrew.....guitar/6&12string acoustic/sitar this is a short clip from that session and shot thru the glass windows with the sound coming from the studio monitors unmixed in mono!
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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another jam session track from the summer of 2005 carried out at the bands rehearsal space.Recorded on a small hand held casstte player hi-fi it isn't! but it shows the band jamming on two songs they never played at a live show...this is the original line-up with :david/tabla....graham/guitar/sonics....christian/guitar/acoustic guitar/sitar/vocals.
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band are rehearsing 'moonstone mantra' but playing around with the structure...robert starts off finger picking the opening parts to 'a cosmic journey.....' then mutating it into 'moonstone mantra'...this take is very spacy with lots of nice psych elements....recorded in the summer of 2008 at their main rehearsal hall....
Topic: psychedelic rock
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here the band are shown playing a version of live fave 'szabo' this is just a very short clip and is shot thru the studio windows with the sound coming from the studio monitors unmixed in mono!again a very indian influenced track that will be re-recorded with our friend kirsty on flute.... the band are : david......tabla. connor.....guitar/6&12string acoustic/vocals. andrew.....guitar/6&12string acoustic/sitar. all these tracks will be on the groups debut album due out early summer..
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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the band played its biggest festival in july 2011 'kozmick kens psychedelic dream festival' in devon...here they debuted several brand new songs to a new audience that was there to hear predominantly space-rock so were happy that their music went down so well and in doing so were invited back to play 2012!here the band play an early version of 'black cypress' that was taken straight off of the mixing desk and so isn't mixed.....please enjoy this in the spirit in which it was made!....and kozmik...
Topic: psychedelic.
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only those close to the band know that for a short time david & graham gigged as a duo between guitarists....here they play a tune called '25 yrs. today' at a local pub called the 'new welcome sailor'....completely live with graham on fine form with this ultra heavy feed-back drenched song...a nice groove is gotten from the off and hopefully your enjoy it too!...recorded 20/8/06 on a small hand held cassette recorder......
Topic: psychedelic-rock.
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here is the band in 2008 at rehearsal working on a new tune called "a cosmic journey into the universe"...this version is pretty much how it sounded live and its a take i like much more than the 'big noise' demo done in 2009.Recorded in one of the bands rehearsal spaces it captures the group completely live with no over dubs....
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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yet another track from the 27/5/11 sessions at 'big noise studio's with our producer simon davis...work here continues with a very heavy psych track called 'walking into darkness' which doesn't sound quite so heavy as this clip is shot thru the studio glass windows with the sound coming from the studio monitors unmixed in mono!..great solo from connor as well...the band are : david.....tabla. connor....guitar/6&12string acoustic/vocals. andrew....guitar/6&12string acoustic/sitar....
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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this is a brand new recording completed at 'big noise studio's' 27/5/11...i posted a short video clip up but here is that very track in glorious stereo! it will appear this summer on our debut album...the band is : david......tabla. connor.....electric guitar/6&12string acoustic/vocals. andrew.....electric guitar/6&12string acoustic/sitar.
Topic: psychedelic rock
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here is connor laying down the vocals to 'sunny day song....'a very short clip but shows the band working hard on its debut album...this song written by connor has the wonderful breezy outro..'summer,slumber,lover,danger,changes,autumn, winters still so many miles away'..a perfect end for this summer song...
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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a demo from "montsale studios" recorded 20th november 09.Not too happy with the mix(grahams acoustic lead is much too quiet...)but an interesting take none the less with both acoustcs(one is a 12string the other a 6string..)Hear the later take with electric lead else where...the lyrics should be ready for the song mid january where it will have the two acoustics....
Topic: psychedelic rock
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another re-recording from the "montsale studio" rehearsals 11 th dec.09.This time the track has added tampura that brings out more of the eastern vibe the song evokes.
Topic: psychedelic rock
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a demo recorded at a rehearsal carried out at "montsale studios" 11th dec.09 Its a re-recording of a track originally recorded but rejected by the band.Here it has an electric lead but will in future have an acoustic one.Lyrics will be added later in the new year. Band members are : david : tabla. graham : electric guitar/acoustic guitar/sonics. philip : electric guitar/acoustic guitar/12 string acoustic/sitar/vocals.
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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another track re-recorded at "montsale studios" 11th dec.09.Here the recording has tampura added to give more of an eastern vibe.
Topic: psychedelic rock
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here is the second part of the "onetimesthree/moonstone mantra" e.p. its split which is a shame as they should be linked and hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment? again this would have been re-recorded for the proposed album that was being recorded in may/june of 2009.The band are: david.......tabla. robert......6string acoustic/12string acoustic/electric guitar. christian...6string acoustic/12string acoustic/electric guitar/sitar/vocals.
Topic: "psychedelic-rock".
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This is taken from a rehearsal jam that took place in june 05 and is the only cover tune the band ever performed...originally by san francisco's 'great!society' and written by grace slick the band would often use it as a jumping off point in rehearsal...hopefully we have done it justice...this is live with no overdubs and recorded on a small handheld cassette player...so hi-fi it isn't! this is by the original line-up of the band....david/graham & christian.
Topic: 'psychedelic rock'.
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this is a brand new track recorded by the band themselves at "montsale studios" its produced and engineered by philip of the band.the band is : david-tabla/graham-guitar,acoustic guitar,sonics/philip-guitar,6string acoustic,12string acoustic,sitar,tanpura.This recording was done on the 26th february 2010.
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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these two tracks are from the bands 3rd e.p. released in march 2008.They were always linked together as much as all the live material was...here though my media player breaks the link for some reason! so they are split...this was recorded by the band at their rehearsal space and live! much different to the proposed album version you can find else where with a more wigged-out guitar solo by christian and heavier too..robert drives it along with his fuzz-tone ryhthm guitar...whist david's tabla...
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another track taken from the 29th may 09 sessions at "big noise studios".This tune along with five others were recorded that day for inclusion on the debut album.The line-up then was : david - tabla. robert - guitar/12string acoustic/sound scapes. christian - guitar/12string acoustic/sitar/vocals.
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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the original line-up of the band are here halfway thru a jam at rehearsal at southminster village hall 13/9/05....recorded on a small cassette player some hiss is audible but it's a great jam that we hope you enjoy...the band are : david tabla/christian-guitar/graham-guitar....
Topic: psychedelic rock.
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here the band in rehearsal jam on their tune 'an indian summer dance' that simply went into orbit....some amazing interplay here with Robert's and Christian's guitar's with david under pinning it all with his tabla....this was recorded on a small cassette recorder in Robert's living room.....
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the original line-up working their way thru a new tune in the summer of 2006....left is graham/david then right is christian...
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a track recorded for the bands debut album,this was one of several tracks done that day 29/5/09. A live favourite that was later remixed by our producer Simon Davies for release on a compilation c..d. that came out with "Noisy" fanzine nov.09.The band split late August and a new line-up came into being September.Please check out the "Adoxa" listing for recordings by the new line-up.
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another song recorded from the 11th december 09 rehearsal sessions.This is another old track redone with tampura and acoustic guitars.Originally this was always played with two electric guitars but i think it lends itself well to the acoustics.
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a demo we recorded at "montsale studios" 9th october 09.this was with a new line-up of the band.first two tracks recorded 9/10/09,the third track was recorded 23/10/09.the band is : david-tabla/graham-acoustic guitar,electric guitar,sonic/philip-acoustic guitar,12string acoustic,electric guitar,sitar and sonics....the tracks are : adoxa. scorpio rising. the shivering shiva.
Topic: psychedelic rock.