January 22, 2011

The Sun Also Rises - The Sun Also Rises [1970]

True period piece. Naively sitting somewhere between Incredible String Band and Dr Strangely Strange: Cardiff's own acid folk husband and wife duo Graham and Anne Hemingway (spot the not so private joke on surname). At the time Sounds wrote: "One of the most refreshingly original albums of the year".  Refreshing? Bien sur. Original? It matters not. Herein find buckets of wide-eyed charm, and full deployment of familiar psych folk tools of trade: dulcimer, glockenspiel and bells. Kazoo outro on first track sure sign of a winner.

Oddi wrth y brawd
suddenly it's evening in caroline st.


Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

Spooky! Just been reading about this in Jeanette Leech's excellent "Seasons They Change - The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk" and had made a mental note to check it out. Y Brawd delivers once again, then!

meltedrubbersoul said...

Beauty. Thank you for sharing this.

Y Brawd said...

keep it coming!

Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

Part ISB, part slightly embarassing. The Salvation Army tamborine is a bit hard to take, but the good stuff here is very fine indeed. There's a photo of them in the Leech book, from a rare TV appearance. Seems they didn't like travelling far from Cardiff which made touring a bit tricky.

I wonder what they're up too now?

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!