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Soundblast – The Sound Of Tomorrow Today

LP (Item 7359) Westminster, 1956 — Condition: Very Good+

Mindblowing work from the duo of Ferrante & Teicher – a set that's filled with odd experiments, prepared piano techniques, and a lot more weird sounds than their straighter pop albums of the 60s! This one's really got a feel that lives up to the space age cover – an otherworldly approach that uses the piano both for melody and rhythm, thanks to a highly percussive approach to the tunes, and the use of odd bits stuck inside the piano. The pair also play the strings of the piano directly too – not just through the keyboard, but plucking and striking them from inside – further creating lots of weird sounds! Titles include "Peg Leg Meringue", "Tico Tico", "La Cucaracha", 'Loos Ends Meringue", "Cumana", and "Frenesi".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Deep groove pressing – nice and clean! Cover has a small bit of splitting on the top seam, and some light wear on back – but looks great on the front!)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.

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