Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The New Mix - The New Mix (1968)

Η Ιταλική Akarma πριν λίγα σχετικά χρόνια έβγαλε από την αφάνεια αυτό το καθόλα άγνωστο γκρουπ, του οποίου ο δίσκος άξιζε μεγαλύτερης προβολής. Λόγω της αναγραφής των D. Brown και H. Steele έχουμε απλά «γνωστά» δύο από τα 4 μέλη του γκρουπ καθώς και τον παραγωγό Tommy Kaye αλλά τίποτα παραπέρα. Ξεχωρίζω το κομμάτι « The Man».
Και μία μικρή απολογία επειδή δεν μπορώ να ανεβάζω κάτι κάθε μέρα…ναι μεν το σχολείο τέλειωσε οπότε οι υποχρεώσεις ελαφρύνθηκαν αλλά ένα σπιτάκι που δημιουργείται, μου τρώει πάρα πολύ χρόνο. Όσοι έχουν την εμπειρία θα νοιώθουν τι λέω…ου μπλέξεις.

1 THE NEW MIX (United Artists UAS 6678) 1968
NB: (1) reissued on 10" (Akarma AK 2016) 2001.

A fresh-sounding psychedelic rock/pop album. The opening cut, While We Waited, has a melodramatic intro and wailing guitar, but for the most part the album consists of pleasing vocal harmonies and nicely blended keyboards. The music is quite Beatle-ish at times, particularly on Side Two. Recommended.
All the material on this album was written by D. Brown and H. Steele but the group still remain enigmatic. No 45s can be found by this band on United Artists or elsewhere. It may explain why their album seems to have made little impact and remains obscure and unappreciated.
Compilation appearances include: While We Waited on Songs Of Faith And Inspiration (CDR & CD).
(Vernon Joynson / Max Waller)

1. While We Waited (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 3:08
2. Ursla (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 2:59
3. The Man (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 2:49
4. Nothing Matters More (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 2:04
5. The New Harpoon Song (D. Brown - H.Steele) - 2:25
6. Ever Brighter (D. Brown ) - 2:08
7. Get Me Out (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 2:39
8. Sun Down (D. Brown ) - 2:33
9. Doorway To An Open Light (D. Brown - H. Steele) - 3:02
10. Follow Me (D. Brown) - 2:46

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