Early 70s space rock from Golem – epically paced, trippy, expertly done wigged out instrumental rock that was purportedly laid down by heavies from the soon-to-be legendary krautrock scene working pseudonymously after hours in the studio! The album's a bit of an enigma – a set that's become famous over the years for its quality, but shrouded in enough mystery that some have doubted its story – although overall, the music here feels like the best early 70s space rock on labels like Brain or Egg – with lots of layers of keyboards and guitars over building drums and basslines. Interestingly, the producer as credited as Genius P Orridge for Pyramid Records, strangely similar to another name, wouldn't ya say? Titles include "Orion Awakes", "Stellar Launch", "Godhead Dance", "Jupiter & Beyond", and "The Returning". CD
Fly Away ... CD Acme Gramophone/Lion (UK), 1970. Used ...
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A beautiful blend of folk and psychedelia – carried off with a bit of a Sunshine Pop twist as well! The recording's got a homespun sort of feel – one that's a lot less polished than other efforts like this of the time, in a way that really furthers the charming nature of the tunes. There's clearly elements of bigger, more established acts filtering through the music – but the end result is deeply personal and homespun. John Ferdinando and Peter Howe sing in a harmony-based style on some of the best tracks – more Sunshine than folk, despite the acoustic guitars on the set – and the lovely Lee Menelaus also delivers some great vocals too, further sweetening up the sound! Many tunes have a catchy, jingly-jangly quality – a bit like post-folk work from the west coast of the late 60s – and titles include "Mirabella", "All My Life", "Going Home", "Joy In The Finding", "Get Together", "When I Awoke", and "Lisa". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Going Home (alt)" and "Though I May Be Dreaming (stereo)" – plus a well-done booklet, filled with plenty of notes! CD
A private press folk gem from Roger & Wendy – who put out a cult classic a little later on as Bermuda Triangle, and earlier wowed us with the psyche era work by Euphoria – a nice little record that deserves to heard! Includes some adventurous versions of some of the more adventurous tunes by some folk heavies including Dylan's "John Wesley Harding", "Country Pie" and "Just Like A Woman" and Dave Van Ronk's "Acne Blues" with some singing and instrumentation that ranges from sort of eerie to fairly breezy – plus "The Wind", "Bojangles", "Motorcycle Madness", "There Is Now" and more. This great CD edition on Lion includes 5 bonus tracks: "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Sometimes We Find It, Part II", "Send In The Clowns", "Gray Mare" and "Sleep". CD