Planet Cantaloupe EP

by Spurious Transients

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This limited edition transparent yellow vinyl 7" EP was released to coincide with "The 13th Dream Of Doctor Sardonicus: A Festival Of Psychedelia" (7-9 August 2015) presented jointly by Fruits De Mer Records and the band Sendelica in Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales. Spurious Transients were the band that had the honour of opening the proceedings and getting the ball rolling on Friday 7 August 2015.

    We are also offering this vinyl edition for sale here on Bandcamp.

    Note: plays at 33 1/3 rpm.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A very limited quantity of the EP has been produced on CD, primarily for promotional purposes although we also have a small quantity available for purchase here on Bandcamp. Professionally duplicated with beautiful full-colour printed sleeve and on-disc printing.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "Planet Cantaloupe" EP on BOTH physical formats at a special price. The package consists of the 7" coloured vinyl EP plus the CD edition of the same.

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Jazzy psychedelia from an expanded line-up of Spurious Transients based in and around the small town of Cardigan in south west Wales.

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released July 1, 2015

PLANET CANTALOUPE
Gavin Lloyd Wilson: Bass, Wah & EBow Guitars, Synths
Paul Williams: Bass VI
Jaamie’ Sen: Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Jake Caswell: Drums and Percussion
Doug Bransden: Saxophone
Phil Harris: Sitar and Tanpura
Recorded February 2015 by Nick Swannell at Studio 49,
Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

GITARAU COSMIG
Gavin Lloyd Wilson: Digital, Acoustic & EBow Guitars, Synths
Luke Boardman: Drums
Recorded May 2012 in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire, Wales

PLANET CANTALOUPE [Reprise]
...credits as above

All compositions by Spurious Transients.
Mastered by Fran Ashcroft at Happy Beat Studio, Liverpool.
Front cover artwork by Morvenna Richards.

Many thanks to Keith Jones of Fruits De Mer Records and Pedro Kaldini for their help, advice and encouragement.
Thanks are also due to Steve Greenhalgh, BB Skone, Jonathan Downes, Jerry Kranitz, Daniel J Harris, Garry Lee, Santtu Laakso, Thee Psychedelicatessen, Jeff Beer, David Konig of Retrovibe Basses, Antony Moggridge of Shonky Guitars, Nick Sparey, Mike Vaughn-Jones, Alisa Coral, Sendelica and Paradise 9.

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Praise for "Planet Cantaloupe"…

"This new EP includes three instrumental tracks combining kraut rock, prog, psychedelia, electronica and jazz to a pleasant, atmospheric and uplifting mix. First we've got a new track called 'Planet Cantaloupe' that starts off in a mellow, soft way, but starts to rock out a bit more after one minute. It has a jazzy, jamming mode that I really enjoy, and sitar and tanpura also add in some ethnic colours. Great! 'Gitarau Cosmig' is more guitar-oriented (digital, acoustic & Ebow guitars), a bit folk-rocky piece that also has comic, swooshy synths and drums. Very nice. The EP is finished with a twominute 'Planet Cantaloupe (Reprise)' that brings to mind the hazy moments of Gong..."
DJ ASTRO, PSYCHOTROPICZONE

"'Planet Cantaloupe' is a new song recorded by an expanded sextet Spurious Transients lineup of guitar, bass, electronics, drums, saxophone, sitar and tanpura. After a drifty Ambient-Psychedelic-Jazz intro the music breaks into a cool grooving Jazz jam that’s led by the horns, but we’ve also good freeform soloing guitars, an underlying sitar drone wave, a strange soundscape stream of static, free-wheeling percussion to augment the steady drumming, and a general Ambient-Psychedelic vibe. "
JERRY KRANITZ, AURAL INNOVATIONS

"'Planet Cantaloupe' is a delightful melange of jazzy psychedelia with some insistent kosmische rhythms that manages to sound smooth and sultry and yet quirky and unique; the sax adds a real jazz-club smokeyness to the track, but the synths and the ace guitar work give it a hazy psychedelic feel."
DAYZ OF PURPLE AND ORANGE

"The new EP shows a marked change in direction from the debut album which mixed sitar drones, soaring EBow guitars, sweeping synths, minimal electronics and found sounds/field recordings to create harsh Electroacoustic music and more psych tinged, ambient/cosmic soundscapes as the new tracks have a much more jazzier feel than before. The track ‘Planet Cantaloupe’ is a fantastic, loose limbed, wonky Space Jazz/Psychedelic jam which is later reprised with added bubbling electronics."
THEE PSYCHDELICATESSEN, STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING

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Spurious Transients Wales, UK

From Pembrokeshire in south west Wales, Spurious Transients is a band that grew out of the experimental music project of Gavin Lloyd Wilson, with musical influences from the worlds of jazz, electronica, psychedelica and krautrock. The name, incidentally, was inspired by a recalcitrant drum machine. ... more

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