Label: Shrunken Head - DIAL1CD • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock
Sun Dial occasionally spelled Sundial is a British psychedelic rock band formed in by Gary Ramon. The precursor to Sun Dial was Ramon's the Modern Artformed in the mids with a Ghost Machine - Sun Dial - Processed For DNA (Anthology 1990-2010) lineup that never played gigs but did see the release of two studio albums.
Ramon disbanded the group out of a desire "to make a more live-sounding group that could go out and play". The band gained prominence after the release Ghost Machine - Sun Dial - Processed For DNA (Anthology 1990-2010) their first album, Other Way Outwhich quickly sold out its initial run through word of mouth alone. Subsequent albums have explored many branches of psychedelia, including space rockacid rockstoner rockneo-psychedeliaand psych pop.
Their music has been compared to, influenced, or praised by prominent artists such as Monster MagnetNirvanaSpiritualizedand Spacemen 3. After the live album Live DrugRamon recorded an album called Kahoutek with Russell Barrett ex-Chapterhouse who would officially join the band in However, the album remains unreleased to this day except for a couple of tracks that came out on the compilation Processed for DNA.
With management deeming the album to be too extreme by the bands management, Ramon took Sun Dial on an extended hiatus and devoted his time to producing Natural Bridges - Various - X-Plorer Soundtrack (X-Plore The Music Too) by other bands, including Chemical, and Fantasyy Factoryy.
During this time Ramon also worked with Coil and Current93 and released Quada solo project exploring ambient electronica and kraut rock. Sun Dial reconvened for a live performance in December and released their next album, Zen For Salea few months thereafter. Inthey released a 20th anniversary 2-CD anthology, Processed For DNA, via Shrunken Head, their own imprint with Cherry Red, before returning with a new eponymous studio album, musically much heavier than before, and more influenced Ghost Machine - Sun Dial - Processed For DNA (Anthology 1990-2010) early s Seattle than late s psychedelia.
It was released alongside a major Sun Dial reissue campaign which stopped after the re-release of the Reflector album. Dead Meat - Personal & The Pizzas - Personal And The Pizzas with fellow psych rocker Nick Saloman 's The Bevis FrondSun Dial has always been an instrument of its frontman Gary Ramon; [ citation needed ] the band's line up tends to change from album to album.
The most stable line ups include the following:. Sun Dial are noted for releasing limited-edition albums and singles on independent labels. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about a music group. For the astronomical instrument, see Sundial. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.
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