Stellar Variations - Hawkwind Light Orchestra

Stellar Variations
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM HAWKWIND LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Featuring DAVE BROCK, RICHARD CHADWICK & NIALL HONE
Esoteric Recordings’ front-line label, ESOTERIC ANTENNA, is pleased to announce the release of the debut studio album by HAWKWIND LIGHT ORCHESTRA.
The album "Stellar Variations” showcases Hawkwind founding member Dave Brock, long serving stalwart Richard Chadwick and sharp, bright blade Niall Hone’s collection of music forged as a by-product of the tyranny of distance.
The material features typical Hawkwind themes of otherworldly splendour and strange, glistening, aural landscapes. There are futuristic prophecies, animalistic war chants, stellar peace hymns and an ongoing self-referential opera. "Stellar Variations” is the sound of three music-nauts firing on all cylinders and is an essential album in the Hawkwind canon.

Release Date: 26/11/2012
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Code: EANTCD1008
Weight: 200
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1. STELLAR PERSPECTIVE
2. ALL OUR DREAMS
3. DAMP DAY IN AUGUST
4. IT’S ALL LIES
5. VARIATION 3
6. FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD
7. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GREAT ONE
8. A SONG FROM A NEW AGE
9. WE SERVE MANKIND
10. CITIES OF RUST
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