Saturday, 15 October 2011

***The Aggregation - Mind Odyssey -us 1967***

Formed: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Members: * LeWayne Braun (guitar, vocals), * Dale Burt (organ, piano, vocals), * Bayard Gregory (drums, timpani, bongos, tambourine, vocals), * Richard Jones (rhythm guitar, vocals), * Leo Potts (flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, kazoo, vocals), * Bill Sissoev (bass, trombone, vocals), * Lemoyne Taylor (flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, slide whistle, vocals).


A1. The Lady at the Gate 4:45
A2. Looking for the Tour Guide 2:13
A3. The Long Windy Tunnel 6:15
A4. Flying Free 3:05
A5. White Light 2:00
B1. In the Garden 3:05
B2. Reflections 2:55
B3. The City of Toys and Games 3:23
B4. Change 2:50
B5. Life's Light 6:00

One of the greatest US psych records with a dreamy, surreal quality of the super rare lone psychedelic lp from the band 'Aggregation'. The music is sophisticated and controlled, replacing the teenage mantra that had charged rock'n'roll with a wider palette drawing on cool jazz, movie soundtracks, light classical music and easy listening. ~ by dj fanis. ------------------------

This group of talented and diverse musicians played Disneyland in the late '60s and was picked up for this one excellent Concept album by Lee Hazlewood on his LHI label in 1968. 'Unusual and atmospheric early art-rock/psych item based on an acid trip amusement park concept from classically trained band who held a residency at Disneyland! This LP could be seen as a precursor to those extraordinary 1970s private press artefacts, and reveals its classiness and coherence over time. Worth investigating ~ (Internet Source).