Friday, 27 June 2014
RD Records 2007 (Recorded 1967)
01. When I Walk In the Trees (La La La)
02. Sun Song Ridge
03. Dance Around the Sun
05. Higher than a Kite
06. Alone in the Wonderland
07. All Around (Adagio)
Bonus Tracks :
08. Bamboo Mood
09. Light of Aquarius
10. Ode To Satie
11. Ocean Song
12. When I Walk In the Trees (La La La)
13. The River
This album was to be released by Warner Brothers in 1967. It's easy to see why they may have thought it wouldn't sell, but it's a shame, it was way ahead of it's time. Patrick Kilroy, Susan Graubard and Jefferey Stewart weave a mystical, raga inspired L.P. somewhere between 'Astral Weeks' and mid period Bert Jansch.
Open tunings, bells, sitar, tons of flute, heavy lyrics, improvisation...it's all here.
The bonus tracks are from a KPFA-FM radio broadcast in Berkeley, recorded before the album sessions.
Pye Corner Audio Transcription Services 2010
01. Transmission One : Lonesome Vale
02. We Have Visitors
03. Folk Festival
04. Electronic Rhythm Number Three
05. A Dark Door
06. Theme Number Four
07. Electronic Rhythm Number Eight
08. Building Twelve, Room One
09. Theme Number Nine
10. Theme Number Three : Briar Lane
Originally released online in 2010, then on a nice looking cassette by Further records in 2012 and finally as a double L.P. with Vol. 2 on Type Records again in 2012.
Lovely, ominous, wobbly vintage electronica. Cassette tape damage and hauntology.
Unreleased (Recorded 1980)
01. Redwood Ramble
04. Rocky Mountain Raga
05. Cathedral et Fleur de Lis
06. Chocolate Cake (Ackermann Special)
07. Silky Jane
08. The Grail & The Lotus
09. Pavan India
10. Variations On Clare de Lune
11. California Raga
We haven't had any Basho for a while, so here's an amazing live set recorded live at the Kulturforum, Bonn, Germany. It's the same source as the 'Bonn Ist Supreme' album released on Bo'Weavil Recordings in 2008.
Contains tracks that never appeared on any of Basho's studio L.P.'s, and the version here of 'Pavan India' is stunning.