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Synanthesia were a hybrid of The Incredible String Band , acid folk, Comus-esque darkness and jazz. These styles/genres combined to make for quite an original sound with sax and haunting flute to the fore.

Formed in London, England in 1968 by guitarist, Les Cook, Synanthesia were a trio with an 18 year old, ex-soul bassist, Dennis Holmes, who switched to guitar and vibes. The trio was completed by jazz sax and flautist, Jim Fraser. They performed in and around… read more

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    there is some further information on the band on the page of the guitarist [URL=]les cook[/URL]. :)
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    a real gem of psychedelic folk. deserves more listeners :). if you turn on the radio 'Synanthesia', you always get their masterpiece 'The Tale of the Spider and the Fly". the rest of the album is also good. it's a shame that they had no chance to record more songs.
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    Wonderful !
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    Did they mean to name the band "Synaesthesia" perhaps? Anyways, excellent band. :)
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    I love it.

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