Another 7 “ single, vinyl only release on Fruits De Mer records. Schnauser is a band from Bristol, England, named after the breed of dog. The band is inspired by the psychedelic music and early prog rock from the 1960's and early 1970's, and combines it with a very English sense of humor.
The first track Astral Traveller is a cover from the album Time And A Word (1970) by Yes. The latter album marks the transition from being a psychedelic band towards the progrock giants they would later become. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still is a Soft Machine cover. Schnauser really captures that sixties feeling using fuzz organ, a jazzy rhythm section and lots of delay and wah-wah effects. This release is an interesting choice of songs, and a good introduction to their own music.
*** Erik Gibbels (edited by Esther Ladiges)
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