Tumbers From The Vault collects tracks from 1970 through 1972.
The short-lived trio included composer and keyboardist John Mills-Cockell, saxophonist Doug Pringle and percussionist Alan Wells. It was originally founded as a solo outlet for Mills-Cockell's solo Moog experiments, following the dissolution of his multimedia music and art ensemble, Intersystems. But by 1970 Syrinx had expanded into a three-piece with "a sound that hybridized chamber music dynamics with wild yet tuneful electronic melodicism," the label says.
The forthcoming retrospective includes tracks from both of their albums, plus recordings from the live performance Stringspace, where they play alongside the Toronto Repertory Ensemble. The release is accompanied by a new documentary about the group from artist and filmmaker Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, which will screen at select venues.
01. Tumblers To The Vault
03. December Angel
05. Field Hymn (Epilogue)
07. Better Deaf And Dumb From The First
08. Aurora Spinray
09. Melina’s Torch
10. Journey Tree
11. Field Hymn
12. Chant For Your Dragon King
13. Hollywood Dream Trip
14. Father Of Light
15. Appaloosa – Pegasus
16. Tillicum (Single Mix)
17. Melina’s Torch (Solo)
18. Better Deaf And Dumb From The First (Alternate / Vocal)
19. December Angel (Demo)
20. Stringspace Live – Syren
21. Stringspace Live – December Angel
22. Stringspace Live – Ibistix
23. Stringspace Live – Field Hymn (Epilogue)
RVNG Intl will release Tumblers From The Vault (1970 – 1972) on October 14th, 2016.