Fragments of Light – 1974
Here’s a very unique album and sound from an Italian band aptly-named, Sensations’ Fix .
Sensations’ Fix leader and multi-instrumentalist Franco Falsini had a distinct “vibe” to his music that falls squarely within 00individual’s own Psychedelectraglide category.
The album cover art is very representative of the sound inside – familiar, but uncommon, eerie, yet entrancing.
Blending synthesizers, guitar, keyboards, strategically-placed vocals, and an otherworldly rhythm duo of Richard Ursillo, bass and Keith Edward drums, percussion – Sensations’ Fix carved-out a landscape, no, a world, for their landscapes of infectious and spellbinding rockin’, moody, spacey tracks.
During the ’70s (and on up into the ’80s and 90s) 00individual was very much immersed in Euro Rock Bands and in synth/electronica/ambient and select techno and D&B albums; so one look at the instruments played, and the titles of the tracks on the album, made it an irresistible choice – he purchased the import immediately – and was overly-thrilled with the sounds he heard.
Albums and/or tracks that have a rare symbiotic vibrational level with the receptive listener can actually reveal a psychedelic feeling – Fragments of Light has that power.
Give your sensations a fix – experience a sonic mystical portal to other realms. This is thee shit. This is the real deal.
Fragments of Light (Full Album)
Fragments Of Light 3:20, Nuclear War In Your Brain 3:35, Music Is Painting In The Air 4:15,
Windopax And The Stone Sender 2:25, Space Energy Age 3:45, Metafel + Mafalac 1:30
Space Closure 6:25, Music Without Gravity 2:10, Do You Love Me? 2:50, Life Beyond The Darkness 3:30, Telepathic Children 3:35
In addition to this album Sensations’ Fix second release, “Portable Madness” 1974, had a bit more force to it and the third release, ‘Naso Fredo” (Cold Nose) 1975 under Franco Falsini’s name, was very atmospheric – both had the mysterious aura that was totally unique to the fix your sensation gets.
Everyone has their own level of musical access that connects to something unknown but remembered. This can come from anything as simple as a whistle. A sound that literally connects to an alternate universe. That vibration is tuning-in to something spiritually tangible and meaningful for that individual. Big or small, if the feeling is there, then there’s a feeling there. Enjoy it!
By 1974, after many wondrous and mind-expanding psychedelic trips, the weird, or the reality, became the norm and there was a certain level of understanding that was achieved; 00individual felt like a mature version of his early Acid Head Kid self.
This was a contributing factor of why he explored other genres of music; like drugs, if you have a good experience you want more.
Bands like; Can, Neu, Tangerine Dream (Phaedra, ahhhh, music that melts), Sensations Fix, Faust, Hawkwind, Popul Vuh, Amon Duul II, Utopia, Nektar, Bo Hanson, Terje Rypdal, Gong, Cosmic Couriers, Golden Earring, Man, Focus, Tomita, Ash Ra Tempel, Aphrodite’s Child and the master Vangelis O. Papathanassiou provided a treasure trove of new sound.
Plus there was always the thrill of obtaining rare imports by Pink Floyd and Hendrix and numerous other import obscurities.
Sensation’s Fix, among a few others, were part of the last burst of Rock ‘n’ Roll creativity of the mid-’70s that was like a predestined fireworks celebration finale / send-off for the Counter-Culture, Rockers, Hippies and Free Spirits who were heading into The Last Days.
So 00individual made sure to expand his mind and his vinyl collection until then.
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