Vocokesh 'Dr​.​Hofmann's Bicycle Ride'

by Phonosphera Records

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Richard Franecki: a name that should be as synonymous with sprawling, spaced-out jams, as Robert Pollard’s is with alternative rock.

Unlike Pollard, however, Franecki has remained hidden underground; a mad scientist of foggy-headed experimentalism, constanting seeking new, aural vibrations; something which his former F/I band members grew tired of. Undeterred, Franecki formed Vocokesh; a meandering, hallucinatory vision, that borrows from the likes of: Ash Ra Temple, Can, Hawkwind and Tangerine Dream, as technical ability is met with progressive shifts and rural psychedelia.

Joined by John Helwig and drummer ‘Rusty’, Dr Hofmann’s Bicycle Ride is at its strongest during times of uncertainly; as lengthy electronic drones, transports the listener into a sci-fi metropolis, before being catapulted back to earth, with a heavy, sonic, thud.

Made largely for the cultists, this 56-minute jam session ensures that Vocokesh will remain ‘underground’ for the foreseeable future, as well as reaffirming Franecki’s position, as the ‘mad scientist’ of modern-day psych.


released December 18, 2010



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Phonosphera Records Rome, Italy

This personal work, with a little help from my friends and partners,
is essentially direct to improve new musical projects as well as discovering and giving new birth to old musical gems lost in time.

There are some qualities–some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made. A type of that twin entity which springs From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
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