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Dzyan

Mandala (Lp)

Label: Long Hair

Format: LP

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€21.90
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Founded by multi-instrumentalist and composer Reinhard Karwatky in late 1971, Dzyan were an ethnic-inspired progressive jazz-rock band from southern Germany, Frankfurt Rhine-Main Area. 'Headquarters' was based in the county town Gro§-Gerau, near Frankfurt/Main; the domicile of Karwatky. The group consisted of Jochen Leuschner (vocals/percussion), Reinhard Karwatky (bass/sounds), Gerd "Bock" Ehrmann (tenor sax), Harry KrŠmer (guitars) and Ludwig Braum (drums/percussion).
Dzyan recorded 3 albums between 1972 and 1974. Each album they released was quiet different. After the release of the first album the line-up changed and Eddy Marron was the new guitarist. The SWF-session reminds a lot to their first album. Dzyan played a slightly jazzy form of progressive rock with flashes of Zappa's Hot Rats and even some VDgF saxophone- fronted diversions. These radio studio recordings are even more rock oriented then the first album recordings. There are five titles. 4 new compositions and a longer (11:00 minutes) and different version of probably the best title from the first album 'Dragon Song'. Steels Electric/Daddy Groove is a 15 minutes suite, very inventive and with great guitar playing by Eddy Marron. ZAZ has a great ethnic feel produced by fine Zaz (Turkish stringed instrument) also played by Eddy Marron and oriented rock rhythm patterns. Finally 'Resurrection' was part of a one hour suite, Dzyan sadly never recorded. This recordings are among the best ever recordings at the SWF session studio.
Remastered from the original master tape. Vinyl version has an insert with a cover painting by Helmut Wenske (never used before on a cover), band story, photos. A definitely must have!

Details
Cat. number: LHC88
Year: 2016
Genre: Psych
File under: KrautCosmic