Invocation - Tuu Archive

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mysticwolf75 I'm so glad you made this available. I remember first hearing Tuu back in the late 1990s when I first discovered ambient music. Their music really reminded me of Robert Rich's music at the time, and I loved all 4 of their albums that I found on CD. However, I like this one even more! It floors me that this is from 1989, 1990 because it sounds like it could have been made today! It has a very timeless quality to it.
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Invocation 05:28
High Places 05:34
Breath 04:17


Tuu it's a British ambient trio from the Windsor / Slough area who debuted at the end of 1992 with their fantastic"One thousand years", voted as best psychedelic album of 1993 by Crohinga Well (and recently reissued by the band on their own label) in those days, Tuu still was Martin Franklin (gatham, pot drums, bowls and gongs), Mykl O'Dempsey (synthesizer, samples) and Richard Clare (flutes, pan pipes). The Latter has been replaced by Rebecca Lublinski (she can be heard on the "allour ancestors" cd of 1994). "Invocation" is the first work Tuu ever recorded (between 1989 and 1990) and the result was one privately released cassette album. The Italian Hic Sunt Leones label rereleased the tape as a tentrack CD (48 mins.) and that's a good thing too because some of Tuu's finest moments are on this collection of early material. Tabla and harmonium player Ramesh Singh was Tuu's fourth member then, though this had no basic influence on Tuu's music: "Invocation" is just another trip to ambient paradise on exotic percussion, spacey keyboards, dreamy flute and a whole array of strange sounding ethnic instruments. Like any other Tuu album,this is a voyage in timeto a period when the Earth was still largely covered with unspoiled tropical forests. A fantastic ambient/psychedelic album, recomended to fans of Jon Hassell, Jorge Reyes and Steve Roach.


released February 4, 2019

Artwork – Giorgio Guarini
Engineer – Jon Bidgood
Flute, Panpipes – Richard Clare
Ghatam, Percussion, Synthesizer, Drone, Mixed By – Martin Franklin
Photography By – Sergio Cacherano
Tabla, Vocals, Harmonium – Ramesh Singh (tracks: 2, 5, 8)

Most tracks are recorded between August 1989 and January 1990. Originally released on cassette. Tracks 7 and 9 composed in January 1995. Re-mastered and mixed during March/April 1995.


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Since the late 80s, Stefano Musso has recorded deep, evocative experimental ambient & electro-acoustic soundscapes under the name Alio Die.
His music is a shadowy, cavernous, intensely detailed fusion of acoustical elements, step-and-repeat sample treatments, sparse, echoing percussion, and deep, atmospheric sound design, textural the music's vague, entropic formlessness.
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