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duration: 66'45"

1. Mushroom 12'57"
2. Fruiting Bodies 8'24"
3. Penecillin 10'53"
4. Schizophyllum 3'59"
5. Myco Diesel 11'11"
6. Hydnellum Peckii 9'49"
7. Laetiporus Sulphureus 9'19"

Recorded at Tachyon Studio, direct to digital, 13 April 2009.
Premix (balancing, minor edits, error/glitch removal) 11 May 2009.
Album mix/edit 18 April 2010.
Engineer: Alan Freeman.

Alan Freeman: synth, guitar, guitar-synth, laptop, objects, etc.
Steve Freeman: loops, samples, objects, synths, bass, etc.
Jim Tetlow: keyboard/laptop, guitar, cajon drum, etc.

There was something organic about this session, something mysterious...
The seven tracks are each named after (or something to do with) a fungus...
Mushroom slowly moves in with melange of oozing, organic mutations, thickening with a swirling web of flanging tones, sonic spores are released - so huge that they clatter and shatter, whilst others shudder and writhe.
Fruiting Bodies has buzzing/chirping, mangled tones at the start, focusing into a sonic melange that feels like a hybrid of early Cluster and Morphogenesis.
Penecillin symbolizes a kind of healing process, out of a tumultuous chaos filled of clunks, lops and such-like, gaining focus as a lethargic ritual beat leads us on.
Schizophyllum is aptly more bizarre, with a melange of guitar tonalities, strange sounds and mumbling voices. A psychedelic mind-game indeed!
Myco Diesel is much more ambient, floating sounds that turn inside and out, full of modulations and flanging effects reminiscent of the spaciest early Tangerine Dream.
Hydnellum Peckii goes back to the bizarre and unfathomable, with big avant swirly orchestral sounds leading to something reminiscent of Cluster circa "Curiosum".
Laetiporus Sulphureus is the apt climax ending, building with a rhythm that sounds like the Third Ear Band doing a Krautrock freak-out!
Overall the mood on "Fungus" is close to "Spaced" - yet here it's more inner than outer space, molecules, spores, growth and decay, all delivered with a mind boggling array of real and unreal instruments, synthesizers, guitars, tapes, etc.

CD-R - released 7/2011.
Bandcamp download - released 18/9/2014.
Routenote distributed download - released 30/4/2019.

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