The Wind Harp – Song From The Hill
This one is just plain-fucking-weird. It came into the store a few weeks ago and I snatched it up immediately. I’d read about its rarity on another music blog several months earlier, so the fact that it found its way into my store was quite exciting for me. Nevertheless, here’s the story behind The Wind Harp album, which is broken down into two “cycles” called Seasons and Elements. Hence the two download links. “Issued in 1972 as a double LP set, [it] purports to represent the sounds produced by a gigantic \wind harp erected on some desolate hilltop by a hippy commune in Northern California. It is undoubtedly a spiritual sound, just not in a way that I suspect either the record company nor the hippies were anticipating. Certainly anyone sticking this on to accompany a meditation session or drug trip would get more than they bargained for; bummers, paranoia, bloody noses; all are possibilities. For however much we may be taught to view nature, and atmospheric conditions / weather systems in particular, as an entirely beautiful, harmonious system through which we can gain understanding of ourselves via an impression of dissolution within it’s patterns, it swiftly becomes clear upon dropping the needle that the sounds emerging from this here Wind Harp were REALLY FUCKING MALEVOLENT.” – Stereo Sanctity
02) Spring Songs
07) Circle’s End
09) And Earth
10) And Air And Water
Dudes, LOST tonight. Plus an awesome top-ten list is coming tomorrow.
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