Classic HarryPartch, and the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music. There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, diamond marimba, mazda marimba, cloud-chamber bowls, gourd tree, and the crazy "spoils of war". The titles are long, and include "Castor & Pollux", "Daphne Of the Dunes", and "Barstow", which is "eight hitchiker inscriptions from a railway railing at Barstow, CA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Bewitched ... LP Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)....
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Important early work from the legendary HarryPartch – a rare album that features some of the best passages from his larger Bewitched composition – recorded here in a rootsy style that really gets at the groundbreaking nature of the music! Passages are pulled from the larger story – and almost offer up more of a focus on the instrumental quality of Partch's music – which here has some of the percussive qualities you might hear in Moondog's more sophisticated work of the time, without some of the more hippy-dippy elements of the vocals. Instrumentation includes lots of Harry's cool instrument inventions – including "marimba eroica", "bass marimba", "cloud chamber bowls", "spoils of war", and "boo" – and the set comes with a great booklet that reproduces the original liner insert too! LP, Vinyl record album