Monday, December 10, 2012
"The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion - 1967 UK":
Stone psychedelic freaks Robin Williamson and Mike Heron were two talented multi-instrumentalists who were eventually joined in the Incredible String Band by their earth-goddess lovers, Licorice and Rose.
They tapped into the British Isles' centuries-old traditions of myths and folklore, updating the ancient sounds with inspired, multi-layered recordings and a modern twist that helped you envision fair maidens riding unicorns through green and fertile fields while simultaneously advocating better living through chemistry.
"5000 Spirits" was their second album, is more psychedelic and quite unlike anything else that was around at the time. The fusion of folk, blues and psychedelia, gave to "5000 Spirits" a unique sound that has guaranteed a place in music history.
-by dj fanis: here