Saturday, January 12, 2008

Calde(a)ra- A Moog Mass,LP,1970,USA




Here's a real strange one!Caldera produced one album, the electronic oddity called A Moog Mass, which combines Switched-On Bach type multi-part Moog arrangements with some other keyboards (mostly organ and harpsichord) and vocals (often treated or vocodered) for a version of a Catholic mass. The album was released in 1970.A kinda of Christian electronic weird psychodelic music!Superb by all means!
One of those vintage obscurities, A Moog Mass features music composed and played by Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil who would later become Tonto's Expanding Head Band. A vocoded speech is laid on top of their electronic score. There is another band with the name "Caldera" which is a Latin Jazz ensemble and has nothing to do with them.




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you know why one photo is CALDERA and another is CALDARA?

Jacob said...

oh man... I can't wait to get home and download this one...

Anonymous said...

do you know this pianist Jeroen van Veen ?

Anonymous said...

I used to have an album by the 'Latin Jazz' Caldera. It was very good. I think the word 'caldera' refers to a volcanic crater.
Lucy

Anonymous said...

This is in 33and1/3 or 45? Have you tried that change?...he he
so, its not only a(e)

Joe-El-Santero said...

Man this was great thanks for sharing and for your blog in general its one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!!! And don't miss 'Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Zero Time'
here:
http://heinouberspace.blogspot.com/

or:
http://heinouberspace.blogspot.com/2008/01
/tontos-expanding-head-band-zero-time.html

Nawel said...

This excellent blog, as always, surprises me. great stuff.

In spanish, Caldera would mean a rather big cooking pot, or any big metal structure for heating water...
A bubbling, steaming thing...? It sounds like your brain on acid, huh?