Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lothar and the Hand People

Lothar and the Hand People
This psychedelic rock band was around during the late 60s.  They formed in Denver in 1965 but relocated to New York, playing gigs with the Byrds, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat and Jimi Hendrix.  LTHP are believed to be the first rock band to record and tour with a theremin.  The band was notorious for their unusual sound and use of esoteric instruments, including Lothar, their theremin.  Lothar took a key role in the band and was responsible for the spacey sounds that set their music apart from other bands at the time.
Their 1969 album, Space Hymn is definitely worth a listen.  Admittedly, some of the tracks are better than others; the real gems of the album include title track, “Space Hymn,” “Wedding Night for Those Who Love” and “Today is Only Yesterday’s Tomorrow.”

The image above can be found on their website 

July Twenty-Ninth

Subway- Simplex
Gary Wilson- I Wanna Lose Control
Ohama- My Time
Malcolm and the Bad Girls- Shoot Me
The Flirts- Calling All Boys
John Maus- This is the Beat
Serge Blenner- Phrase VI
Suzanne Ciani- (from Lixivation 1969- 1985)
Lothar and the Hand People- Today is Only Yesterday’s Tomorrow
F.C. Judd- Perpetua
Blue Phantom- Uncle Jim
P. Rizzitelli- Onyx
HTRK- Eat Yr Heart
Vladimir Ussachevsky- Sonic Contours

Tonto’s Expanding Head Band

TONTO stands for “The Original New Timbral Orchestra” which was designed and built by Malcolm Cecil. It is known as the first and largest multitimbral polyphonic analogue synthesizer in the world.
Tonto’s Expanding Headband was Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff.  They came out with two albums in the early 1970s continued with session work for many musicians, including Stevie Wonder.
   Tonto is still going strong, currently residing in its upstate New York studio.

July Fifteenth

Das Ding- HSTA
Der Plan- Adrenaline lasst das Blut kochen
Bernard Fervre- Stay on Grey
Bernard Fervre- Misererum
Polysick- Loading
Martin Dupont- Your Passion
Polysick- World Cup
Tom Dissevelt- Fantasy in Orbit
Henrich Dressell- Escape From the Hill
Tangerine Dream- Riccochet (Part One)
Advisory CIrcle- Seasons