"Strange Fish 2 is a double disc and like its predecessor is once again wonderfully varied in musical content and is worth the price of admission alone for side 4 which is a sprawling 25 minute plus epic by a band called “Mechanik” who originate from Spain. Everything is thrown into the melting pot here. I listened to this gargantuan masterpiece whilst motoring through driving rain in the black country (west midlands to you) and found the track utterly compelling from start to finish." (A Box of Dreams)
"The fourth and final vinyl side has been given to Mechanik for their triptych Kwangmyongsong/Radian/You Yourself Are The Teacher And The Guru. A splendid epic length construction it is too, from the compelling bass and drum construction at the heart of Kwangmyongsong with suitably psychedelic guitar soloing and effects, to the gentler cosmic vibes of Radian and the sampled voice at the start of You Yourself Are The Teacher And The Guru and the following construction revolving around a light toned, post rock oriented frail guitar motif, slowly growing in stature and intensity for a dramatic eruption, then slowly dying away into silence...
...The close to 25 minutes long three part epic that concludes this compilation a good enough reason in itself to seek this one out" (Progarchives www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=992950)
This beautifully presented double album features a whole side devoted to Mechanik's previously unreleased material plus single tracks from other alike artist. A new series of albums from Fruits de Mer that feature original, instrumental tracks influenced by classic krautrock, kosmische sounds, motorik beats, progressive rock, acid-jams, minimalist and ambient music, old and new. If you love Neu!, Klaus Schulze, the Brain and Ohr labels, extended prog rock tracks, side-long ambient pieces, more modern ambient sounds, acoustic guitar + electronics tracks - well,I hope you'll give this series a listen.