'The Man With The Biochopper' (Jack Ellister)
'Citadel' (The Rolling Stones)
Jack Ellister, former member of several bands including the Sony/SPV-signed Angina Pectoris, was founder, songwriter and leader of Yordan Orchestra, a latterday prog-psychedelic outfit from Holland whose concerts ware sprawling happenings, heavy with the whiff of a druggier, bygone age.
In 2010 the 6-track CD 'Psych Introduxeon/'Bringing Ingredients Together' was released by Megatier Productions and received positive reviews and airplay by Aural Innovations, Lord Litter, Adventures In Plasticland, Radio Crystal Blue, Pure Phase Dublin and many more.
In 2011 Jack Ellister disbanded the group and in the last year has concentrated on producing his first full length album, of which 'The Man With The Biochopper' is planned as the opening track. Sometimes you hear a track and instantly think, "I've got to find a way to release it" - that was the way I felt when i first heard Jack's 'The Man With The Biochopper', classic psychedelia, but very much of the 21st century. It has everything – wild lyrics (the best use of the phrase 'rubber air-pump' I’ve heard in a long time), a girl chorus, a track that builds to a massive, manic crescendo AND a false ending – all in just over 3 minutes - what more can you ask for in a 7" single? How about a great version of a track from The Stones’ much-maligned 'Satanic Majesties' for the b-side?
"The Man With The Biochopper starts like a false rotated Morricone's spaghetti western theme with Jack's whispering vocals and slowly it moves into a psych vein with female vocals, even more stoned male vocals, a killer wondrous guitar solo and an almost explosive ending!" Timelord Michalis (http://timelordmichalis.blogspot.gr/2012/06/jack-ellister-man-with-biochopper.html)
Played on Mark Radcliffe's Music club on BBC Radio 2 and on Mark and Stuart Maconie's Show on BBC 6Music, and they rather liked it!
here's an excerpt from 'biochopper'...
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