With Alan Silva, Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd and Burton Greene amongst a legion of contributors vying with processed spoken-word cut-ups (Jimmy Page, Brian Wilson, Grace Slick and co), tape loops, electronics, out psych rock… and on one track a full Baptist choir gospelizing the virtues of baked beans. Produced for Columbia Masterworks by John McClure — as were the Harry Partch albums — and originally issued in 1968, in the same months as Frank Zappa’s Lumpy Gravy, a kind of relative. This re-issue comes with a four-page insert, in a numbered edition of five hundred copies.
Genius from the Radiophonic Workshop, with ads for stuff like power tools and Kia Ora, music for an Asimov play, films and installations. Lovingly done; full of intrepid brilliance.