Τρίτη, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2008

THESE TRAILS - THESE TRAILS (Marvellous folk psych and the best Hawaiian LP)

THESE TRAILS (Sinergia 4059) 1973 R3


DAVE CHOY recorder
PATRICK COCKETT gtr, tabla, vcls
MARGARET MORGAN gtr, dulcimer, vcls
Marvellous folkpsych and the best Hawaiian LP ever along with Mu. Like tripping out in a botanical garden and having the acid turn your casual stroll into a deep jungle exploration, surrounded by exotic birds and mystic noises, with old volcanos in the distance while ocean waves lap the back of your mind. Dreamy female vocals, surprising twists, and talent all through, courtesy mainly of Margaret Morgan, who sadly passed away recently. The song structures and arrangements are very unusual, and combine with the ethereal vocals to send you into uncharted mind spaces. "Share your water" is a personal fave. Psychedelic exotica doesn't come better than this. The Sinergia CD is from the band themselves.
This is a wonderful and unique album that really defines Hawaiian psych rock. The music is folky/poppy, with clever arrangements that include surprising stop/start sections, little bits of synthesizer noises that feel like rain coming down, and exotic-sounding female vocals. The singing has a naive charm that can't be beat, and the excellent songwriting is breezy and airy.(AcidArchives)

This is an excellent album of folk-psychedelia with male/female vocals from Hawaii (musically it is reminiscent of The Incredible String Band and C.O.B. with dulcimer, tablas, slide guitar and sitar) . The creative force behind the album was Margaret Morgan who composed most of the tracks.
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Margaret Morgan: (guitar, dulcimer, vocals)
Patrick Cockett: (guitar, slide guitar, tabla, vocals)
Dave Choy: (arp synthesizer, recorder, arrangements, final mix)

Assisted by:
Carlos Pardeiro: (guitar, sitar, vocals)
Eric kingsbury: (guitar)
Ron Rosha: (ipu)
(FUZZ ACID & FLOWERS By Vernon Joynson)



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