Long time ago this very website introduced me to the incredible Orexis via the albums Inspiration and Reflection. To me here is a genre that is truly lost: progressive ethnic folk, not just simply composed, but filled with the complex european synthesis of classical composition on a background of folk instruments. This group is the brainchild of german guitarist George Lawall, who is responsible for most of the composition and (obviously) plays all guitars, as well as the sitar on some tracks. He is accompanied by flautist Knut Rossler and 2 percussionists. Amazingly Orexis produced something like 6 albums, including the self-titled debut, Inspiration and reflection, a spanish suite, communication, and this live album which has an absolutely fantastic sound quality for a live. As far as I know all these albums are lost to history except for a few vinyls here and there and the resurrection via internet and mp3 of the recordings we have tried to preserve on this website.
Please check out the other 2 posted albums if you don't know them already.
Profile: German world music crossover band, founded in 1975 by Georg Lawall and Gert Kilian, joined by various musicians for 8 albums until 1986. They received the German 'Artist of the Year' award for their first album in 1978 in the category 'newcomer band'.
Members (at different times): Büdi Siebert, Erik Erker, Georg Lawall, Gert Kilian, Joe Koinzer, Knut Rössler, Trilok Gurtu, Willi Kappich, Wolfgang Lauer
Link for wav and mp3 up later tonite
Artwork By [Cover] – Georg Lawall
Artwork By [Layout] – Jeanette Fink
Engineer – Alex Mitchell (3)
Engineer [Assistant] – Achim Bosch
Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Knut Rössler
Photography – Roland Michalsky
Producer – Günter Marek
Producer, Composed By, Guitar, Sitar, Idiophone [Balafon], Percussion, Voice – Georg Lawall
Tabla, Bongos, Gong, Percussion, Flute – Dieter "Dizzy" Pandtle*
Xylophone, Idiophone [Balafon], Percussion, Voice – Gert "Medronho" Kilian*
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