Creation of Sunlight - Creation of Sunlight 196? mp3 & Flac
Southern Californian band Creation of Sunlight made one rare, self-titled album in the late 1960s that seriously echoed the kind of trippy pop psychedelia of Strawberry Alarm Clock,
without a song on par with "Incense and Peppermints." More pleasing and
lighter in both its lead singing and harmony vocals than most albums of
its type, the record seemed indecisive as to whether to move in the
direction of psychedelia-influenced pop or heavier, stranger sounds,
though it has some fair moments.
Creation of Sunlight's
sole album is a second- or third-division piece of late-'60s southern
California psychedelia, although it's not unenjoyable in places.
Certainly it will recall the Strawberry Alarm Clock
to many seasoned psychedelic listeners, as this too has a combination
of thick organ and fuzz guitar, as well as material and vocal harmonies
that are a rather lighter shade than the arrangements. It really helps
that the lead singing is breezier and a bit higher than that of many
similar groups. The background harmonies have a fullness that smacks not
just of the Strawberry Alarm Clock, but of a few other bands of their time and place, like Clear Light and (at its poppiest) the Association; the material can also bring to mind some aspects of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.
And then there's that part of "Second Thoughts" where it veers off from
a fairly sunny harmony number and suddenly sounds like the organ
player's trying to imitate Ray Manzarek...so
no, it's not the most individual of albums, even among obscure cult
psychedelic ones. But even in the absence of truly fine songs, it's
considerably better t
han the normal such derivative record of its time
and place, with a likable trippy-if-safe optimism that's too heavy to be
sunshine pop, though too lightweight to qualify as serious underground
boldness. (Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com)
To me the album have both, a nice sunshine feeling nearly over the whole album and some real good progressive and light trippy sounds. Both together with the really good vocals here makes this a real good psychedelic pop album with some proggy moments.
I post it in both mp3 and flac.
SB1 mp3@320 Flac