Thursday, July 01, 2010

Talix - Spuren (1971)
This has never been officially released on CD and the vinyl goes for big bucks. Originally released on the Vogue label, Talix's label-mates were Nosferatu and Andromeda. When I started blogging in 2005, this was a legendary album - no one in the sharity community had ever heard it. In 2006 I requested that if any of my blog visitors had this would they please share it. There was no response, which is what i expected. Then, six months later "Dave" sent me the album as separate .wav files, with covers. I couldn't believe it. Apparently it had been released as a bootleg CD at some time in the past. I posted the album in Mp3 format @ a bitrate of 320. Luckily I held on to the .wav files, this is the first time ever in a lossless format. It's been on a couple Russian torrent sites as .flac, but those are just my Mp3 files converted, I don't know why people do that. Anyway, the music - nothing here is going to shock anybody, but this is a good album of vintage German psych, very quirky, mostly based on guitar and saxophone with lashings of keyboard and flute. This was their only release as Talix - they renamed themselves Pinguin and released a real nice keyboard-based album called "Der Grosse Rote Vogel" in 1972.

01. Spuren
02. Jeder Abschied
03. Herbstbegegnung
04. Lieben, Lieben, Lieben
05. Nicht Fur Uns
06. Liebe ist das Gewohnheit
07. Oh Mann
08. Elena

Volker Plitz - Keyboards
Klaus Gebauer - Vocals
Markus Schaub - Guitar
Joe Voggenthales - Guitar
Elmar Kart - Saxophone, Flute
Tom Wohlert - Bass
K.D. Blahak - Drums



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

3:36 AM, July 02, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome, anon.

5:21 AM, July 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thank's! Huge rarity.

7:19 AM, July 02, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hey Phil

8:01 PM, July 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GarColga,thanks so much for this rarity.


10:28 PM, July 02, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

G'Day Hotroder!

7:19 AM, July 03, 2010  
Anonymous frumpy said...

Thanks! I already had the 320k copy, so this is a welcome upgrade. Whether I can tell any difference is another matter. :)

2:37 PM, July 07, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi frumpy. Yeah it's weird sometimes you can tell the difference between 320 & lossless, sometimes not. Anyway thanks for commenting!

3:44 PM, July 07, 2010  
Blogger VaTAga said...

Thanks for this rare album! I think it`s very interesting.

11:58 PM, July 12, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome VaTAga!

5:20 AM, July 13, 2010  

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