MOTTIFE - motiffe (uk, 1973)
gatefold sleevenotes by band members
Fmt: LP Ltd 500 sclp 011 5033281011323
monstrously rare private pressing from 1973 originally on the deroy imprint, motiffe play twisted king crimson esque progressive rock with dark jazz elements, 99 were pressed with just a handful having hand drawn covers, record deals were offered but musical differences split the band, with the mighty Flux emerging jn the aftermath, before ace guitarist Grimaldi joined Argent to help craft their masterpiece 'Circus'. valued at £2000, this is the first fully authorised legal edition with all members consent and full history written by the band in the inner gatefold. The Gryphon image is also drawn by the band for the cover.
manufactured in Sainted Albion on the legendary EMI presses where all the original Beatles LPs were pressed. we use as many environmental principles as possible, eg no shrinkwrap. textured gatefold sleeves.
British acetate and private pressing LPs dating from 1965-78, the most valuable LPs that exist
this is the third batch in an ongoing series of over 100 scheduled super rare and unknown archive recordings of British underground LPs. all have restored audio striking a balance between cleaning up often unique yet battered original recordings and retaining the power and authenticity of the original sounds witnout heavy compression, restoration by Reynolds, at craftsman level.
priced as competitively as possible to allow street level access to million pound prog behemoths.
(note - cover artwork is subject to minor changes in typography ]