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Postby Googly Smythe; Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:37 pm Re: 1968 Pt 10 (yawn)

Anyone ever heard of a late 60s/early 70s band called Quintessence?
In '69 I bought an Island (the record label) sampler album (an album with tracks from their stable of artistes) and there was a track on it by this band Quintessence called Gange Mai...

https://youtu.be/lfJGKVzzQmw?t=831

... or the full album...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJGKVzzQmw

It's my memory of this, along with The Moody Blues' In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968), that has been the inspiration behind all this 1968 stuff.
Gawd bless 'em, wherever they are now. You are not forgotten!

EDIT:
Oops! Forgot to link to a Moody Blues video! :oops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Ja4u8_RGQ
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Anyone who knows their Shpongle or PsyTrance should have heard of Quintessence.

This was very entertaining. You've managed to pack quite a lot into this one. I particularly enjoyed the Tabla and the Brass, and the track certainly had a lot of drive and propulsion.

Good work :)
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Great track as expected. Sounds a bit crispy fried but that's OK.
Didn't care for what I listened to of Quintessence. They did remind me of a 1969 record I used to play often back then, Earth Opera - "The Great American Eagle Tragedy" My fave MB record was "On the Threshold of a Dream" 1969 (can you find the connection between Earth Opera and The Moody Blues?) ...anyway, check out this track?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC-nj68X19c
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seismic1 wrote:Anyone who knows their Shpongle or PsyTrance should have heard of Quintessence.

This was very entertaining. You've managed to pack quite a lot into this one. I particularly enjoyed the Tabla and the Brass, and the track certainly had a lot of drive and propulsion.

Good work :)

Thank, kind sir, muchly appreciated!
I can't take credit for the tablas - I only selected them from a sample loop pack. :oops: Hand-crafted loops for the next one. (All the rest was me, though. :D )
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annode wrote:Great track as expected. Sounds a bit crispy fried but that's OK.
Didn't care for what I listened to of Quintessence. They did remind me of a 1969 record I used to play often back then, Earth Opera - "The Great American Eagle Tragedy" My fave MB record was "On the Threshold of a Dream" 1969 (can you find the connection between Earth Opera and The Moody Blues?) ...anyway, check out this track?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC-nj68X19c

Crispy fried - the title of my next track! Yeah, all those TGs. By coincidence, there's a thread on that very topic... Well, almost:
( http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6917437 )

Earth Opera/Moody Blues -
Peter Rowan [of Earth Opera] contributed to the 2011 bluegrass tribute album to the British progressive rock band The Moody Blues, entitled Moody Bluegrass TWO...Much Love, singing lead vocal on Mike Pinder's song "Dawn Is a Feeling".

That's all I could find.
Interestingly, this topic was the top answer in Google! (Search: "earth opera" connections to "the moody blues".)

The poem-intro to Threshold seems somehow prophetic...
First Man:
I think...
I think I am.
Therefore I am!
I think...

Establishment:
Of course you are, my bright little star...
I've miles and miles of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
And now to suit our great computerGoogle
You're magnetic ink!

First Man:
I'm more than that
I know I am...
At least, I think I must be

Inner Man:
There you go, man
Keep as cool as you can
Face piles of trials with smiles
It riles them to believeGoogle
That you perceive
The web they weave...
And keep on thinking free

The Great Computer being Google. :?

Oh, thanks for listening! Much as I do this just for fun, it's nice if someone actually likes it. :tu:
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jancivil wrote:really good tabla here
wait, they're loops
very effective anyway

:D :party: :tu:
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Crispy fried - the title of my next track! Yeah, all those TGs. By coincidence, there's a thread on that very topic... Well, almost:
( http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6917437 )

TGs, no doubt about it. :)
Yeah, I did see that thread yesterday but didn't want to get involved.haha
Earth Opera/Moody Blues -

You are correct sir! I happened to see that looking for the earth Opera release date.
...and google found that with that search algo? Amazing!

I used to service automated teller machines (ATM) in 1980. They used cards/paper tape and a thing called MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) haha

I posted that Earth Opera because I felt 'if you had a 60s band they might sound a lot like that.' You didn't comment on the track though. :(
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I enjoyed your latest installment of the late sixties super psychedelic genre. I think you’ve captured the essence of the experimental nature of it all.

I’ve never heard of that band. There were a number of those types of bands that arose out of the swirling scented mist that followed the unbarbered and unwashed like ghosts of the great Hindu gods.

I remember a few of them. Some were backup bands for better known Bay Area bands like It’s A Beautiful Day or fill ins for one day mini rock festivals. Many of those musicians probably finished school and became programmers.

:tu:
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annode wrote:...
I posted that Earth Opera because I felt 'if you had a 60s band they might sound a lot like that.' You didn't comment on the track though. :(

Well, I don't like to criticise something* that another obviously likes, but...
I just found the singer to be a bit "shouty", if you know what I mean. Although not equating, it's one of the reasons I hate rap/hip-hop et al, all that shouting! I prefer "proper" singing (whatever that means :wink: ).
However, I just might reference the music of Earth Opera, which I quite enjoyed. So, thanks for pointing me in their direction. :party:

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This is why I rarely comment on other music in the cafe...
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fastlanephil wrote:I enjoyed your latest installment of the late sixties super psychedelic genre. I think you’ve captured the essence of the experimental nature of it all.

I’ve never heard of that band. There were a number of those types of bands that arose out of the swirling scented mist that followed the unbarbered and unwashed like ghosts of the great Hindu gods.

I remember a few of them. Some were backup bands for better known Bay Area bands like It’s A Beautiful Day or fill ins for one day mini rock festivals. Many of those musicians probably finished school and became programmers.

:tu:

Thanks for listening! :tu:

And thanks for this phrase...
...arose out of the swirling scented mist that followed the unbarbered and unwashed like ghosts of the great Hindu gods...
Brilliant!
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Googly Smythe wrote:
annode wrote:...
I posted that Earth Opera because I felt 'if you had a 60s band they might sound a lot like that.' You didn't comment on the track though. :(

Well, I don't like to criticise something* that another obviously likes, but...
I just found the singer to be a bit "shouty", if you know what I mean. Although not equating, it's one of the reasons I hate rap/hip-hop et al, all that shouting! I prefer "proper" singing (whatever that means :wink: ).
However, I just might reference the music of Earth Opera, which I quite enjoyed. So, thanks for pointing me in their direction. :party:

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This is why I rarely comment on other music in the cafe...


The shouting was typical of American 1968> Vietnam war protest music. I just missed the draft...I would have most likely been killed had I gone.
It's not a sin to say you didn't care for it.
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I just listened to the whole of 1968 parts 1-10 - it's really good stuff, captures the psychedelic rock vibe perfectly. I think part 10 is really strong, loving the delicious flanginess at the end!

The album as a whole is coherent but not samey - I very much enjoyed listening to it, right up my alley - thanks for sharing! :) :tu:
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