Δευτέρα, 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

ALEX ORIENTAL EXPERIENCE - TALES OF PURPLE SALLY' (with Can - German Kraut 1972)



Eastern  Influenced  Directions By
Alex Oriental Experience

biography

Ther guitarist Alex (aka Alex Oriental Experience) is considered to be one of the pionnering figures in East meets West 70s fusion. His original folk-ish rock integrates funkadelic-ethno grooves and spacy tendencies. His first release (Alex, 1973)is a must have for krautrock collectors. His later works feature more mainstream ingredients next to blues-fuzzy based rockin guitars.(progarchives)

This CD contains a set of songs from different early LP`s, like E.G.
the complete first LP with the title "Alex" from the year 1973 and
the Cologne cult volumes of "Can". Plus two songs from their second
LP "That`s The Deal", as well as a few selections from the double LP
"Studio Tapes 1976-78", and the LP "Sazou".
The song "Dadaloglu" was a 1970 hit in Turkey for about seven months
and received first place with National Hit Parade for that year. The
music is a mixture of ethnic garmoni (accordion), hard hitting brass,
and beautiful acoustic guitars.
(pnf)
a weird version of Turkish rock, filtered through the German scene of the early 70s! The albums were recorded with help from Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit of Can, who possibly play on the records too -- and they're a weird mix of some of the Arabesk rock of the Turkish scene of the time with headier German prog elements -- a very hypnotic, compelling blend -- and one that's made even more appealing by the English lyrics on many tunes. The guitar is often a bit fuzzy, the rhythms somewhat romping, and instrumentation also includes some key use of baglama -- a three-stringed guitar that further enforces the Turkish influence in the music. (.dustygroove)

Alex Oriental Experience – at Last.fm
                                                                         

 - Holger Czukay
- Jaki Liebezeit
- Michael Karoli

- Gerd Dudek
- Alex Wiska
- Cem Karaca
- Huseyn Sultan Oglu
- Seyhan Karabey
- Unol Buyukgonenc

Alexander "Alex" Wiska (saz, vocals), Horst Stachelhaus (bass), Manfred "Manni" von Bohr (drums, percussion), Kurt Billker (drums), Rich Schwab (bass), Ufo Walter (bass), Marc zur Oven (drums), Xaver "Fischfinger" Fischer (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums), Rosko Gee (bass), Matthias Keul (keyboards)

(rateyourmusic)

Discography:



- Live (1980)

- Fairy tales and promises (1982)

- So simple (1984)





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