Sunday, June 8, 2008

TANGLE EDGE-IN SEARCH OF A NEW DAWN..., LP, 1989, NORWAY





Easily one of the finest retro psych outfits of the era (only Sun Dial and Mooseheart Faith were giving these boys a run for their money around that time), this debut LP by these furry Norwegians is simply overflowing with the sorta sanctified acid moves and dead-on period detail that'll send chills down the spines of those psychotropically inclined, particularly those partial to krautrock moves, as Tangle Edge wear their Amon Duul 2 influence like a badge of honor. I'd be hard pressed to cite more than a handful of bands that have ever managed to successfully tap into the sound of the godhead that was Amon Duul 2 in their prime and Tangle Edge nail it harder than anyone else. That said, nothing about any of the moves here seems remotely calculated or copyist. Rather, it's simply embodies many of the qualities that made AD2 such superhuman event, while never settling for mere emulation. NOTE: Though the LP jacket is pictured (as a CD cover just can't do justice to this imagery), this is taken from the early 90's CD reissue on Demi-Monde, since I find the remixed version slightly preferable...

***************NEW LINK POSTED OCTOBER 2012***************

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

and it`s another one from Craig`s collection

Say THANK YOU, now


~Craig

vdoandsound said...

Craig...indeed....thanks for supplying the CD version of this one...

Anonymous said...

is this the shit cd that manages to remove most of the lead guitar from the brilliant original vinyl?i'm gonna download it in the hope it's not

Anonymous said...

where's the flute? any chance of a vinyl rip

ufo said...

Tangle Edge, Sub Lawns....great stuff from times getting long past!
XLNT job,as usual! tanx!

pRoger said...

haven't heard this for.. 15 years?!
Amazing.. but what the f@ck is this remix of Nephthys?! Maybe it will grow, but seems really overdone and fussy in comparion to the vinyl original. Less is more!!!

ganietzsche said...

People seem to be drawing attention to the fact that this has been changed from the original release, but I can only speak for what's in this DL - as I'd never heard of the band before. Of my 826 ratings given on RYM, this marks only the 20th 5/5 stars. There's something about how it melds Krautrock rhythmic and structural consistency with more Psych qua Psych variety and spontaneity that's perfect to my ears...

Anonymous said...

I own the LP ,... AND the CD this was presented from. IMO, both are great to have , but yes, the LP version is best for reasons described, PLUS you get the ASTOUNDING cover art in full size. I know Eric plans on presenting the LP version of this monster as well, when the opportunity avails itself,... (so just be patient , gang).

~Vdorje

Anonymous said...

great to hear the lp version is coming now how about the first electric orange cd haven't heard that one for a few years (not the hideous delerium release).

zillagord said...

This is a great piece of work here! I am stunned by how good this is. I am usually skeptical of modern psych, but this one, as the review says, really nails the feel of classic Kraut while maintaining its own originality. The ebb and flow of this album is marvelous, a lot of variation that keeps the music compelling and the listener compelled.

Thanks so much for this.

Peace,
Zilla

Anonymous said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/116587621/Tangle_Edge-In_Search_Of_A_New_Dawn-Norway-1989.zip

Anonymous said...

the above link is same cd version.. Can anyone provide lp version pretty please?

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeemmmmm only Sun Dial and Mooseheart Faith??
Spacemen 3???? Anybody?

Anonymous said...

can you please post Entangled Scorpio Entrance?