Friday 28 August 2015


Candy Floss Records 1969/Sundazed Music 1995

01. Trip Thru Hell (Part I)
02. Colorado Mourning
03. Cold Spider
04. Underground Music
05. Sleepy Hollow Lane
06. Smooth As Silk
07. Trip Thru Hell (Part II)

Bonus Tracks:

08. Dr of Philosophy
09. Blow My Soul
10. Ain't No Doubt About It
11. Mickey's Monkey
12. I Put a Spell On You
13. I Shot the King
14. Fortune Teller's Lie
15. Sadie Lavone
16. Bury Me in a Marijuana Field
17. Colorado Mourning
18. Underground Music
19. Smooth as Silk

Well, not many psychedelic bands come from Minnesota. C.A. Quintet went through many line ups from 1965 until 1968, releasing a couple of singles on obscure labels along the way. By the time they recorded this album for Candy Floss in 1968, they had their sound: Mysterious, swirling psychedelia, from out of nowhere. The real treasure here is the two versions of the title track. Organ, Mariachi trumpets, death cult vocals...wonderful.

The Sundazed re-issue collects together those early singles, acetates and alternate versions. The early stuff doesn't match up to the album material but 'Bury Me in a Marijuana Field' does have a charm, and I'm surprised it hasn't became a stoner classic.


Atman Music & Recordings 1974

01. Crystal Waters
02. Terror is Real
03. Courage
04. The Hard Hit
05. Mirror's
06. Redemption

Alright, straight out of Texas we've got this experimental, Krautrock rock inspired L.P. Horrifyingly rare, this album is full of left field compositions, electronics and wonky beats.

I've also included the rad cassette art, also from 1974.


Kranky 2012

01. Fell Sound
02. Silent from Above
03. Cliffs
04. Drowning the Call
05. Mine
06. Mirror of Our Sleeping

'Foreign Body' is the result of a one off project (it seems) between Liz Harris of Grouper and Jesy Fortino of Tiny Vipers (and self).

Released on Kranky a few years back, it was one of my favourite albums of 2012.

The tracks seem to lean more to one artist or the other (not a problem) but they hit collabrative gold on the incredible 'Mine'. One of my favourite pieces of music, ever.

Echo, delay, reverb, voices...wonderful.