Wednesday, July 18, 2007

DANTALIAN'S CHARIOT-CHARIOT RISING, LP, 1995 (RECORDED: 1967), UK




Stewart Copeland wasn't the only Police member with a hippy past (see his Frolkhaven album that I posted a few months back). Way before Stewie got the idea to make a drug freak out album, old Andy Summers (here listed as Andy Somers) was already an estasblished figure on the British psych scene, once even maintaining a brief membership in Soft Machine, before Kevin Ayers became intimidated by his playing. Circa Britain's summer of love though, Andy's primary psych vehicle was opposite former R & B star Zoot Money in the frequently amazing Dantalian's Chariot. Having only managed to get one single released during their lifetime, this archival release culls together a wealth of previously unheard material. About half of the contents here are complete revelations, the best bits alternating Candy and A Current Bun Carnaby Street pop psych dementia (sometimes a bit like Pussy) with, on the mindblowingly beautiful instrumentals Soma pts. 1 & 2, an almost Chocolate Watchband-like orchestrated approach thats poignant in the extreme.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whenever I have a moments time, these days, I take a quick gander at this blog. Am blown-away. Add to the list of items I must catch up on. Am further blown away.

And continue to forget to say thanks for all these great introductions.

So, in short....THANK YOU
Gnome

mutantsounds said...

Gnome
please contact me through e-mail for something that might interest you....thank you for the support and good words from the beggining of this blog.
Jim Mutantsounds

fuzztunnel said...

Singer's got a great voice. Great psych.

Anonymous said...

Just another THANK YOU for this great share.

aldo said...

I bought a CD version of this with more tracks but haven't played it in years since it's on the other side of the planet with a lot more stuff...I forgot it also came out on vinyl, I seem to remember it sold out very quickly.
Had they released this as a proper LP back in the 60s it would be a well sought after record and rightly so.
SUPERB EXAMPLE OF BRITISH PSYCHEDELIA, JUST WONDERFUL!!!
Thanks from cold Chilean Patagonia!

Karissa said...

reupload?