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Flame Tree Feat Nik Turner album review

Album Review

Thunder in the mountains.

Ah, the Thunder Rider... Of all the Hawkwind alumni, there’s no one quite as fiercely experimental as Nik Turner. It might appear that his every step leads him further out, but he was pretty far out to begin with, in the sonic sense. Even prior to Hawkwind, Turner had happened upon the concept of free jazz while in Berlin with Edgar Froese, and with the notion of ‘freaking about on saxophones’ in his head, he’d decided to ally such improvisational grooving with rock’n’roll. Here Turner takes his recorded oeuvre outside of the rock setting it’s largely inhabited since the first Hawkwind album and truly explores its avant-garde origins.

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