sábado, 9 de maio de 2009

Ithaca - A Game For All Who Know (1973 UK Psych Rock Prog Folk)


QUE VENENO BOM!! TRANQUILO E VIAJANTE SEM ALUCINAÇÕES!! TRATA-SE DE UMA BANDA MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL QUE USA ORGAN, HARMÔNICA, MANDOLIN, PIANO E PERCUSSÃO NUMA MISTURA DE FOLK ROCK E PSICODELIA PROGRESSIVA DE PRIMEIRA LINHA!! VOCAL FEMININO PERFEITO E HARMONIOSO DA FÊMEA "LEE MENELAUS"!! BELÍSSIMO VENENO!!!!

Ithaca is a multi-instrumental band with organ, auto harp,mandolin, piano, organ, recorder and percussion. The music is a combination of pastoral folk rock, psychedelia and progressive rock with gentle male/female vocals with Lee Menelaus.

First off, don't be deceived by the shitty album cover, because this is a really good album. Ithaca was a British band that played melodic, progressive psych-folk. This is their last album, which was a private-pressed LP that never gained much attention. Most of the album is fairly sparse, sophisticated arrangements of acoustic guitar and electric organ accompanied by male and female vocals that trade off very naturally and pleasantly. There is some use of piano, electric guitar, strings, Mellotron, and recorder, which are all subtle and well integrated.

Most of the songs are songs within songs, so there are a number of drastic changes that are very well conceived compositionally and thematically. I've had this album for a while now and it continues to grow on me more and more, especially considering my initial copy's tracks were out of sequence. I find it to be very compelling lyrically, thematically and stylistically. There just seems to be a lot going on that isn't initially apparent.

Track Listings
1. Journey (4:56)
2. Questions (4:03)
3. Times (8:19)
4. Feelings (5:32)
5. Dream (2:58)
6. A Game For All Who Know (7:06)

Total Time: 32:54

Line-up/Musicians
- Joe Ferdinando / vocals, bass & acoustic guitars, organ, auto harp
- Peter Howell / electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin,
piano & organ, recorder, percussion
- Lee Menelaus / vocals

Guest musicians:
- Brian Hussey / drums (on 1, 3, 5, & 6)
- Andrew Lowcock / flute (on 2)
- Robert Ferdinando / classical guitar (on 6)

http://rapidshare.com/files/229656938/Ithaca_Venenos.rar
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