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?

Unknown 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)

Anonymous 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?