A. Hawkshaw / B. Bennett – Synthesizer And Percussion

A1:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Mon Amour

A2:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Oddball

A3:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Daytripper

A4:    Alan Hawkshaw — Mile High Swinger (Vers. A)

A5:    Alan Hawkshaw — Mile High Swinger (Vers. B)

A6:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Auto-Pilot

B1:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Pacesetter

B2:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Home Run

B3:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Driving Force

B4:    A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* — Action Man

B5:    Alan Hawkshaw — Funky Chicken

B6:    Alan Hawkshaw — Jolly Roger

B7:    Alan Hawkshaw — Dumbo

B8:    Alan Hawkshaw — Plain Song

B9:    Alan Hawkshaw — Fanfair

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Released in the same year as Synthesis over on KPM, 1974’s Synthesizer and Percussion is its essential companion piece. ‘This record features the many distinctive sounds of the ARP Synthesizer plus percussion in various moods and tempos’ is the even more underwhelming than usual library record sales pitch for
Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett’s second collection of what is basically minimal G-funk, with overtones of primitive acid house. This is ridiculously good.
This is one of Hawkshaw and Bennett’s wilder joints and aeons ahead of its time. 
Bennett’s tough drums provide the underpinnings for the prominent bass, keys and bubbling synths high up in the mix, alongside Hawkshaw’s deranged clavinet-funk-rock. There are heavenly break loops galore.
Opener «Mon Amour» is ultra-smooth funk, all inter-weaving melodic lines whilst the seminal «Oddball» is an incredible hard electro strut with a knocking break. 
»Mile High Swinger» is a tranquil Spaghetti Western whistling theme over double tempo rhythmic movement and the pulsating «Auto Pilot» has a percussive groove elevated by electric piano and synthesizer. Check «Driving Force’, ‘Home Run’ and «Pacesetter» for electroid prog-funk dripped in acid squelch.
All fve fnal tracks are beatless synth workouts, because they can.
As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesizer and Percussion comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.


Вес 230 g
Record Label

Be With Records


LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180

Тип Релиза


Leftfield, Jazz-Funk, Disco