nyl Nyl (LP, £26.75)label: Golden Pavilion
NYL's 1976 sole release is curiously still very much under the radar despite it being one of the most intriguing French psychedelic/prog albums from the '70s. The music is highly creative and energetic with a definite space-rock feel in the style of Hawkwind, but also a clear krautrock edge reminiscent of Amon Düül II and Agitation Free. Michel Peteau's guitar is the driving force around which all other elements create a whirlwind of sonic psychedelic infusion veering between loud psychedelia and irreverent pulsating rock groove a la Gong. Features Ariel Kalma (flute and sax), as well as Janick Top (from Magma) and Bernard Lavialle (from Ame Son).
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