EXPERIENCE PSYCHEDELECTRAGLIDE SOUNDS!
BEAVER & KRAUSE – 1971
Psychedelectraglide indeed! In 1971, with this album, “Gandharva”, Paul Beaver & Bernard Krause literally created the Ambient and New Age genres and were early leaders in electronic jazz – simultaneously!
Truly a landmark LP that virtually slipped under the radar at the time, (but not by 00individual) this iconic album is now recognized for its incredible visionary style that spawned highly-successful genres for musicians in the decades to come.
Side One: Beaver’s moog and style influence on the “Performance” soundtrack is evident with “Nine Moons in Alaska” and Walkin’.
1 Soft / White 0:52
2 Saga Of The Blue Beaver 4:19
3 Nine Moons In Alaska 3:04
4 Walkin’ 2:42
5 Walkin’ By The River 2:39
Side Two: Recorded at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, February 10-11, 1971 is their “soundtrack to a non-existent film” – only this rich sound easily demands images that become a film in your mind.
1 Gandharva 1:12
2 By Your Grace 5:13
3 Good Places 3:37
4 Short Film For David 5:23
5 Bright Shadows 4:53
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Bud Shank, Baritone Saxophone – Gerry Mulligan,
Bass – Ray Brown, Rod Ellicott, Drums – George Marsh, Lee Charlton
Engineer – Ed Peterson, John Payne (5), Phil Edwards, Robert De Sousa,
Robert Orban, Rudy Hill (2), Sol Weiss
Guitar – Howard Roberts, Mike Bloomfield, Rik Elswit, Ronnie Montrose,
Harp – Gail Laughton, Mixed By – Robert Orban,
Piano – LaMont Johnson (2), Mike Lang,
Producer – Bernard L. Krause*, Paul Beaver,
Synthesizer [Moog] – Bernard L. Krause*,
Synthesizer [Moog], Organ [Hammond, Pipe] – Paul Beaver
Voice – Bernard L. Krause*, Bill King (2), Edna Wright, Evangeline Carmichael, Lewis Morford, Ron Lee Hicklin*, Vanetta Fields*
Voice [Lead] – Clydie King, Patrice Holloway
Many a dreamy evening was further mystified by the sounds of side two of “Gandharva”. The smokey wisps of weed and hash intertwined with Gerry Mulligan’s sax filled the room and spilled-out into the ethers for everyone to enjoy. Spiritually Cool Shit!
Ironically, in a synchronistic juxtapositionary aspect, the counter to this “Psychedelectraglide” Blue Pill site is that the Red Pill site’s first post is a soundtrack review that also shares the spirit of electro-funk sublime which proves to have transcended both ways in the early ‘70s!
To fully appreciate the true quality of this recording; analog vinyl is highly recommended. – 00individual