A totally great set that goes way beyond the few familiar sounds
we know from the legendary Eden Ahbez – the strange mystical figure who was to LA exotic music what Moondog was to the sounds
of the streets of New York! The set steps around Eden's one and only album for Del-Fi – and features side projects from the same time, a few rare outtakes, and cool records done in collaboration with other artists – many of which have a surprisingly jazzy vibe at times! Like Eden's one album from before, the sound here is wonderful – very moody, often eerie, and pitched very different than the mainstream of exotica – much more towards the more offbeat sound of the underground. Titles include "Anna Was Mine", "Nature
Girl", and "Tobago (inst)" by Eden Ahbez – plus "John John" by Nature
Boy & Friends, "End Of Desire" and "California" by Nature
Boy Orchestra, "Sahara" and "Zen" by Bob Romeo & The Jungle Sextet, "Nature
Boy" by Don Reed & Lorelei, "Yes Master" by Don Carson & The Casuals, and "Ahbe Casabe" by Marti Barris.
(Limited pressing of 500 copies on red vinyl.)