Thursday, 30 June 2022

Can - Can '68


Self made compilation 2022

01 Agilok & Blubbo
02 Im Tempel
03 Indisches Panorama I
04 EFS No 7
05 Kamerasong
06 In Kalkutta III
07 EFS No 8
08 Pre-Historic Future (Part One)
09 I'm Hiding My Nightingale

Just a note before the details of this entry; this posts marks ten years of doing this blog. Ten years. Every month. A massive thank you to everyone that has followed, commented and enjoyed the music here. Since I started, a lot of these albums have been remastered, re-issued etc...the entire point of this blog was to highlight the rare, experimental, hard to find and alternative music that I love.

Thanks everyone. x

Anyway, CAN.

This is a compilation of predominantly pre 'Delay 1968' material. I wanted a compilation in an album format to play before the debut. 

Robbie Basho - Reed College, Portland, Oregon (08-04-67)


Not on label 2021

01 Medicine Raga
02 Lost Lagoon Suite
03 Untitled
04 Untitled [Incomplete]

Some recently unearthed Robbie Basho; a live set from the same year as 'Basho Sings!' and both volumes of 'The Falconers Arm'.

This soundboard recording popped up last year, many thanks to the uploader:

"In late 2019, fellow Neil Young fan and Reed College alumnus, Jim B contacted me. He said that Reed College alum Steve Halpern had a group of late 60’s/early 70’s Reed College recordings of Reverend Gary Davis, John Lee Hooker, John Fahey & Robbie Basho that needed transferring. In 1985, Steve found the recordings among a cache of reels in a Reed College library backroom while researching poet Lew Welch. It appeared that most of the reels were of official college business - board meetings etc, but others were student run campus events including lectures and music. He borrowed a few of the music related reels and transferred them using a reel to reel player from the library’s AV dept, to a radio shack “y” cable plugged the reel to reel’s RCA jacks into one of those ubiquitous, small, portable Panasonic cassette player/recorders. He doesn’t know if the originals were mono or stereo. The library was remodeled in 2008. As Steve was later told, most of the miscellaneous contents of the library was stored in bins in another building while the remodeling occurred. Steve thinks the reels, many of which had no labels, may have been discarded afterwords."

Basho's set was actually the first of the evening, earlier that night was John Fahey. more of that in posts to come...

Ruth White - 7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards And Pinions


Limelight 1969

Side 1: 7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards

01 Wheel Of Fortune
02 Magician
03 Hanged Man
04 Sun
05 Tower
06 Lovers / World

Side 2: Pinions (A Choreography About Symbolic Flight)

07 Beginnings (Prototypes)
08 No Wings (Without Imagination / No Desire For Flight)
09 Wings Clipped (Too Many External Involvements / Flight Stopped)
10 Wanting Wings (Limited Capacity / No Flight Possible)
11 Love Gives Wings (With Wings)

Echoing back to my very first post, here's electronic pioneer Ruth White with another album of Moog and noise. Released the same year as 'Flowers of Evil'.

Ruth White uses several multi-channel tape recorders (including 2 new Ampex AG 440 machines), a Moog synthesizer, oscillators, modulators, electronic organ and electronic clavichord, two pianos, a harpsichord, and variable speed and reverberation devices.