Area Three - Third Ear Band - Alchemy
Label: Timeless - Time 732 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Psychedelic
While generally overlooked in the history of British and improvised music, Third Ear Band developed a distinctive and aesthetically important sound -- equal parts Indian, psychedelic, and minimalist -- dubbed "electric-acid-raga" by Sweeney. Alchemytheir first release, is a wonderful record.
With shorter tracks than found on later albums, Third Ear Band here makes excursions into improvised chamber music. In the opener, "Mosaic," which is at seven minutes one of the It Aint My Fault - Silent Voices - It Aint My Fault cuts, guitar meets recorder and violin in a disharmonic free jazz summit that fades away before building into a trancy mini-crescendo.
On "Stone Circle," recorder lines interweave over an unadorned drum's repetitive rhythm. At times the recorder lines are so fluid and unnatural they sound like they're being played backwards -- which indeed they just might be.
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