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Praise Space Electric

Formed in Bristol 1989 by sam space and jesse electric,
toby praise joined the force and a powerful trio was born to perform
progressivly rockypure music with a love aim for the electric church.
Inspired by holy trinity much of their work is improvisational.
The first album was recorded in 1990 during a ten day Welsh cottage experience
and features some of the groups finest work, notably Black Rock and All My Love
The former, a ten minute trance-like oddessy into armegeddon, the latter,
a groovily tender yet apocalyptic love song. PSE toured extensively between 1990 and '95 often with the moonflowers as all members were also in that group.
  In 1992 they released 'Cosmic Funky Explosion EP(Pop God)' which was a gallant experimentation in soft psycadelic funk, though not as successful as their 1993 EP the groundbreaking 'diggin at the dig in' (Pop God). Made with members of (bristol latin trip hop stylists) Up, Bustle and Outy this record featured dance looped up mixes of the track and has been played out by DJs all over the world.
This track was taken from a somewhat muddy sounding yet interesting LP called Leaving Demons (Delerium Records '93). The band had been growing and by 1993 was often a nine piece group featuring two drum kits -due to toby finding his own replacement (called Errol) then re-joining to play along-;three extra vocalists; a synth wizard (Dieter Hertwig) and a hammond organist (Dr Mark Underhill) all of whom contribute to this album.
The band continued to tour and blew some minds etc until the Moonflowers moved to France in 1994 and spent the Summer recording. PSE took advantage of two weeks of this time and created their finest album 'Mushroom Jazz' (Delerium) . This record was  finished and mixed in Bristol at the end of 1995 and features playing from many other talents. Unfortunatly due to Sam living in Normandy, Toby in North Wales, Dieter in Austalia and Jesse in Bristol, the group found it impractical to continue. The album was finally released in Sept 1997 only  on CD and recieved no reviews in English.
Colours and Sounds may put together a PSE compilation in 2000 .


2 sides of praise space electric. top at ashton court festival 1992, pop gog stage. toher in sam burns folks music room. L to R; dieter, jesse, toby and sam.

now released is CD of best ever live gig in 1991 along with some hissy old demos - a must-have for hardcore PSE'ers

PSE Discography
1991 praise space electric LP pop god recorded in a cottage in wales 1990 / 91 by ian pierie toby - drums; jesse - guitar and singing; sam - bass and vox; rebecca levine -backing vocals; ezra - percussion 1. PSE and the bagertucker 2.aul ma love 3. children 4.ishkabible 5.dancing song loneliness 6. isten to the beautiful 7. black rock
1992 cosmic funky expolosion EP pop god   recorded in antennae studio 1992 by toby - drums; sam - bass; jesse - guitar and voice; spaceways - horns; 1. freak out 2. sweetness sweetness sweetness 3. all my love 4. whoop your ass
1994 leaving demons LP / CD delerium records Delec CD 015 recorded in foal studio north wales by dave anderson 1993 toby and errol - drums; doc - organ; dieter - synths; sam - bass and vocals; jesse - guitar and vocals; caroline, liah and elisa - backing vox #01. Doc's Groove - 3:37
#02 Sinnerman - 7:26
#03. Rhythm Rhythm - 5:29
#04. Singing The Same Song - 4:09
#05. Diggin' At The Dig In - 5:51
#06. Freedom - 6:09
#07. 400,000 Million Years - 3:24
#08. Waves Of Joy - 6:36
#09. Drain Your Wobbles Away - 5:21
#10. Cybergenetic Experiment X - 4:41
#11.Pebbles - 1:56
1995 Diggin at the diggin ep pop god records recorded in foal and antennae. remixed by toby and friends toby, sam, dieter and jesse
1997 Mushroom Jazz Delerium records DELEC CD 046 recorded at la banciere, normandy in 1994. mixed at st lo and bristol (tim jukes studio) 1995 toby, sam, jesse and dieter 1. Inbetween Times
2. Do You Know How To Play
3. Movement
4. Forward In every Direction
5. Connection
6. Plazza de Toros
7. Nothing Could be Simpler
8. Then You Can Do It
9. You're The One
2000 DoBeDo CD Disco-ordination records recorded live at planet-x in liverpool in 1991 and 4 track demos from '91 / '92 mainly toby sam and jesse with some friends 1. black rock
2. listen to the beautiful
3. ishkabible
4. children
5. praise space electric
6. electric pussy
7. woman
8. freakout
9. freedom
10. sweetness
11. all my love
12 black rock

 
 
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