Previously unreleased ’74–75 homemade recordings by Swiss prog /psych legends Ertlif. Raw, in–your–face hard–progressive sound with ultra–loud fuzz–wah guitar plus Hammond, Mellotron, synths, powerful (English) vocals.
A great find for anyone into underground psychedelia. RIYL: DEEP PURPLE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, BLACK SABBATH, CRESSIDA, AINIGMA, NECRONOMICON, PACIFIC SOUND.
In March 1974, Ertlif recorded some of their songs in the large reception hall of the Vogelsang schoolhouse in Basel. With these demo recordings, they acquired concert bookings and later that year a German record company offered them an album contract. In preparation for the studio they completed a demo recording of 'Edgar Flee'. In January 1975 they recorded the song in their rehearsal studio using the same equipment as for the March 1974 demo recordings. All recordings were made without overdubbing. Sadly, the record company went bankrupt before they made it into the studio. By that time, Ertlif were playing what they called symphonic rock with a strong emphasis on keyboards – two organs, Mellotron, electric piano and synthesizer. Together with a distinctive guitar sound, they had established their reputation as a highly creative band and this is what you can now hear on this album.
*First ever release of these ’74–75 unreleased recordings by Ertlif.
*Remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc.
*Lacquer cut by SST Brüggeman
*Insert with liner notes by band member Teddy Riedo plus rare photos and memorabilia.
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