Monday, August 08, 2005

Red Favorite

A few months ago, Jeremy Pisani sent me a copy of his self-released debut cd which will soon be issued by Spirit of Orr. I listened to it a couple of times and placed it in my "must play on Seldom Heard Radio" stash of cds but haven't actually revisited the cd until recently. Recorded between 1996 and 2003, this selection is a gem.

The cd opens with "Starry Sky" which is like listening to a radio broadcast from another time magically intended for your ears only. The next piece "First" opens like a dreamy raga and evolves toward deeper meditations. By the 5th track "Green Hill Beach" we move into a bluesy psychedelic freakout that segues into a quiet electric guitar passage. The 12th track is a mystery track that is reminiscent of Fischbach & Ewing's underground classic 3LP set A Cid Symphony.

This Red Favorite cd is psychedelic folk music at it's purest and resonates a timeless quality to immerse yourself in. For more information please see

Jeremy is also involved with the cd-r label Elefantplatte Records which is unearthing some very cool seldom heard music from the vaults of the mind. These are the types of projects that I feel like a little kid in a record store when I come across them ... it's a warm glow to know someone is re-discovering this excellent yet obscure music and releasing it in the DIY spirit.

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