G-Man CD (Squealer 021) 1996
Cryptographic C dbl C-Drums, Moog
Vincent Van No No Go-Guitar, Voc
Dr. Rex Rx-Bass
With the songs: "10,000KILLAHUTRZ tone", "PunkRock
Glo", "Chair Throwing Incident", "B.D.B.", "Postscript.drv", "Filter
Touch", "Andy Bass", "Chesterfield Nights", "The Cosmos at Large",
"Eric Blood Axe Rules OK" and "Special Agent: Rake".
Rake. The name alone connotes both the meaning
and purpose of the group. As Noah Webster puts it, Rake
means "to be physically or mentally capable of; to be permitted
by conscience to; to be inherently designed to; or to be logically
or axiologically able to." Rake is definitely all those
things. Rake is also its own answer to the many people
who've said to them in their seven year existence that they can't.
Rake has broken just about every rule in the music business
and has survived to see that business, and its audience, come
around to their way of thinking. Born in Germany in 1968, during
the aftermath of psychedelia, Rake took an early place
among those groups of loftier intentions. The music world had
just begun to accept the likes of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix,
but had quite a long way to go before such artists as Herbie Hancock
or the Mahavishnu Orchestra would actually be thought of as "commercial".
Rake's musical foundation is firmly based in classical,
jazz, rock and electronic, but its music is none of those. It
is incomparable and limitless. Rake is a paradox. Dedicated
on the one hand to perfection and on the other to totally free,
unbridled improvisation. Although this means the group can never
be wholly satisfied, they are very probably right. Perhaps if
perfection can be achieved at all, it must, by nature, be stumbled
upon. In its quest, Rake will wander into any and all musical
extremities; never quite sure what awaits them, but never aimless.
While easily among the most progressive of today's fusion groups,
Rake's music is often a celebration of the primeval; reaching
deep into the primordial past, grasping our collective musical
souls and then hurling it into space.
Why this CD is called G-Man rather than Special
Agent: Rake or Rake In...Intelligence Agent: #2003
is a confusing question best left to the members themselves. Please
write them and ask. This is a 77 minute CD, and they need every
A Rake member also has a side thing called Buttpiss
which kicks ass.
CD $5 postpaid. *NEW LOW PRICE*
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