Saturday, 14 January 2017

An absolute classic of british pop psychedelia! The End - Introspection (1969) Flac


Although Introspection bombed due to a belated release, collectors have since heralded it as one of the finest albums from the brief British psychedelic wave. Produced by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman in early 1968, the spirit of the era (or maybe that of the previous summer) is sonically created, with sumptuous results. Giffin and Graham's gentle harmony vocals tread a similar path to Odessey and Oracle-era Zombies, while sessionman Nicky Hopkins' harpsichord, a pumping Hammond, Terry Taylor's searing Cream-like fuzztone guitar leads, psychedelic duel-ragas, and floating Mellotron recreate the colors of a rainbow. The overall effect is psych-pop rather than acid-inspired mayhem, although the drifting ambience of the production, lyricism, and instrumentation could not be anything else than a product of psychedelia. A majority of the numbers were clearly influenced by the Satanic Majesties' Request sessions that Wyman had been undertaking -- and indeed Wyman co-wrote two songs -- although the the End's more commercial pop edge forges a sound distant from the Rolling Stones. With an abundance of moods, tones, and a gloriously over the top production, Introspection is a superb period piece, and rightfully deserves it's near-classic status.(Jon Mills)

''Introspection'' ist ein Album der britischen Pop Psychedelia Periode Mitte bis Ende der Sechziger, welches sich meiner Meinung nach noch etwas höher, vom Anspruch und seiner Klasse her, seinen Platz an der Spitze der besten Pop Psych Alben seiner Zeit redlich verdient hat.Was macht das Album so gut? Ich denke, die Macher haben es verstanden mehr musikalische Einflüsse ihrer Zeit zusammen zu bringen, zu einem Sound der das Album wesentlich ''progressiver'' daherkommen ließ und dennoch solch ein Pop Appeal versprühte, dass man sich dem nur schwerlich entziehen konnte.
Das Album gehört sicher zu den Top 5 dieses Genres in besagtem Zeitraum. Mindestens. Ich hoffe, ihr habt Spaß mit dem Album (falls ihr es noch nicht kennt).
Wir hören uns & Cheers
                       SB1
Flac

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