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Thighpaulsandra – The Golden Communion

Editions Mego

Thighpaulsandra - The Golden CommunionIf one artist could embody epic, Thighpaulsandra would try to top it. Rumour has it his first solo record was so big he had to spread it across two releases and one of those was a double’s worth. Musically well travelled and mustering a mind-boggling proficiency of styles, he happily hopscotches from classical to avant electronic, proggy free jazz to full-on kraut and a whole of betweens, and he’s even personally responsible for the most catchy songs I’ve ever heard from a bastion of the experimental.

All his albums to date have been odd(ysseys), this one included, genre-jumping journeys into a sweet unknown. I’ve loved his solo stuff ever since I grabbed his Some Head EP at Coil‘s Persistence Is All gig,

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Thighpaulsandra – I, Thighpaulsandra

Label: Eskaton Format: 2CD,2LP

I, Thighpaulsandra - sleeve Presentation is important. This is an element that Thighpaulsandra understands very well indeed. This double album is packaged in a lavish sleeve which folds out to reveal a epic photograph of the man himself standing by the seaside dressed in really groovy Druid gown, throwing a spell with his magic wand. On the inside sleeve there is a picture of Thighpaulsandra floating a few inches above the ground, and this whole package would Roger Dean very proud and that is a very good thing, you know.

Thighpaulsandra started his career of collaborating with Julian Cope on his records, and he later also got involved with Spiritualized and Coil. All these figures contribute to this work: Thighpaulsandra has got the whole British psychonaut elite on his side… But what about the music? Well its verily goodly. Most

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