Recommended reissue: FAR EAST FAMILY BAND "Parallel World"

ParallelWorld

Far East Family Band
Parallel World
Phoenix Records ASHCD-3013

UK vendor Volcanic Tongue sez:

“CD issue of what’s regarded as the most perfectly realised of the collaborations between the post-Far Out Far East Family Band and visionary Kraut cosmonaut Klaus Schulze. Recorded in 1976 on the back of Schulze’s classic Black Dance LP, Parallel World is a beautiful trip on hand drums and percussion through wiggy keyboards that leave sagging after-images across the jet black backdrop, droning vocal chants, outta space grooves and the kind of gorgeous choral synth levitations of the greatest devotional Krautrock, all cut up with long passages of semi-silence, sunrise tones and hallucinatory folk melody. One of the holiest of Japanese Kosmische sides, this one sits comfortably next to Popol Vuh’s In Den Garten Pharaos and Sergius Golowin’s Krishna Von Goloka as a truly epic trip. Listen to this one on headphones and feel the silence. Numbered edition of 1000 copies. Highly recommended.”

Available now from UK vendor Volcanic Tongue

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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