Album Review

Krozier & The Generator – “Tranceformer” – [Finders Keepers]

Naysayer   2/6/2016   12-inch, A Library

Life is always full of surprises. Unique weirdness is always just around the corner or was always there…. we just did not know it. Such is the case with Krozier & The Generator. Geoff Crozier of Victoria, Australia, was a shamanistic performance artist, musician, magician, seeker, seer, button pusher, reveling in the world of magick to push you and him to the limits of his psychedelic showdown. A true visionary weirdo and a reason why getting up in the morning is wonderful. This reissue of “Tranceformer”, originally put out on Generator or Rainbow Generator’s own label, is a major coup for Finders Keepers Records. These are recordings of live shows and rehearsals done between January 7th and 26th, 1981 prior to Geoff’s accidental death by “illusory self hanging.” First, Generator were/are an Australian experimental electronic duo who “were a semi-nomadic experimental electronic rock/inner-space synth band.” Put that in your hat and wear it. They became associated with Geoff back in Oz after his highly successful performances in the USA.
These recordings are ritualistic outpourings of calling up and out spirits and demigods and the telling of their stories as seen and spoken through the third eye of Krozier. Imagine an acid speed induced nervous breakdown forever. Rantings and ravings of genius and nonsense about god (or god’s) and what they know. Electronic psychedelic swirlings of thumping, twisting, screeching sounds making the brains aural receptors refire for a sense of clarity which never comes forth. Moods switch. The sounds keep coming supporting Krozier’s chant singing speak style of testification. Listen, melt and be free.

Youtube video selections are amazing. As is Julian Cope’s extensive review of the original recording.

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