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Licorice & Lime


Richard Franecki & Hadley Kahn

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Auricle AMCDR 233 £8.00

duration: 53'15"

1. Just A Simple Malfunction 10'41"
In A Blue Haze 3'56"
Be Careful What You Look For 11'15"
A Scavenging Of Echoes 3'26"
Yes I Am 0'36"
Diagnosis 5'56"
Licorice & Lime 7'12"
Fragment 6 3'18"
Eddies Other Hallucination 6'36"

Original release:
No recording info.
Special thanks to Martha Goode & Vinny Giangola.
CDR (Slippy Town SLIPT025) © 2004

Recording history:
Mail collaboration, completed over 3 years.
Hadley Kahn: Mother West Studios, New York.
Richard Franecki: The Purple Room, New Berlin, WI (Wisconsin).

This reissue:
Remastered by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio, 10/11 September 2016 from the original CD, except track 6 which is an unreleased alternative mix (supplied by Hadley Kahn).
License: Hadley Kahn (with agreement by Richard Franecki).
Cover layout by Alan Freeman.
Procuced by Steve & Alan for Auricle Music.

Richard Franecki: guitar, Danelectro bass, Buchla 200 synth, ARP Odessey, Mirage sampler, assorted pedals & processing.
Hadley Kahn: drums, Octave Cat synth, tapes, Danelectro bass, loops, processing.

Collaboration by multi-instrumentalists Richard Franecki (from F/i and Vocokesh) on guitars etc., and Hadley Kahn (from Escapade) on drums, etc. - with a superb album that bridges Pink Floyd, Faust and Can teritory, and stops off some other places too!


To quote Hadley "it was done through the mail over a period of three years. (!)Each of us created some basic tracks, and mailed them to the other to overdub and process at will. So some pieces started with just a drum track, others with just guitar or synth or a combination. One by one, each piece was then sent back again to the originator, and we continued this process back and forth until one of us was satisfied that the piece felt complete. If the other agreed, that was it! "A Scavenging of Echoes" is one which had no overdubs added on my end because I thought Richard's original track was perfect as it was! I did my end at Mother West Studios and I have to guess that Richard did his at home..."


web reviews...

Richard Franecki & Hadley Kahn - "Eemn"

(Slippy Town 2004, SLIPT025, CDR)


Now here's a collaboration from a couple of space rock titans. Richard Franecki is the guitarist and efx meister of F/i and Vocokesh, and Hadley Kahn is the drummer with avant-space/kraut/prog rockers Escapade. Released on the Slippy Town label, Eemn consists of all instrumental, jamming, droning and totally cosmic space rock. "Just A Simple Malfunction" opens the set with nearly 11 minutes of freaked out free-improv space noodlings. About halfway through the track the duo start to rock out, setting a steady rhythmic pace, but the alien crashing, banging, bleeping and burping never lets up. It's mind-bending and ominous... cosmic and haunting... all at the same time. Another lengthy standout track is "Be Careful What You Look For", a tripped out slab of space chaos that bubbles, drones and howls. I love the mixture of intense atmospherics, dark, droning space rock and primordial stew of efx. This sucker builds slowly over its 11 minute length, culminating in a dense lysergic explosion. "Diagnosis" is a cool tune that is both jazzy and angelic, with a funereal atmosphere... a total experimental sound-art space collage. There are also a few shorter tracks that explore territory similar to the lengthier jams, the most interesting one being "Fragment 6", a short avant space rocker with an oddball rhythmic pace that will send you tumbling off balance. But my hands down favorites of the set are "Licorice & Lime" and "Eddie's Other Hallucination", both featuring intense, jamming, heavy psychedelic space rock, the former having a cool droning Eastern vibe. Totally tripped out shit!!!

In summary, this is an excellent set that fans of improvisational DEEP in the cosmos space rock will enjoy, and will of course be a must have for F/i, Vocokesh and Escapade fans. This is part of the Slippy Town CDR series and is limited to a mere 125 copies. They only want a measly $8 for it so dash over now and get your copy before they're all gone.

review by Jerry Kranitz from Aural Innovations (July 2004)

Also, nice Exposť review of our reissue here

CD-R edition: 20 numbered copies - released 3/1/2017.

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