U-spaces Psychedelic Archaeology --- --- 一套非常珍贵的60年代早期迷幻音乐收藏
60年代中期，由于英式音乐的影响以及民谣摇滚的壮大，迷幻音乐应运而生。这种风格的音乐并没有承袭旧式摇滚那种简练精乾的旋律表达，而是创造了一种更为流畅自由的方式。此风格下的乐队尝试着将印第安音乐，东方音乐以及自由风格的爵士乐等各种元素杂揉起来，并且加入了另类的电子乐和合成效果。在1965- 1966年间，最初的迷幻风格乐队如the yardbird和byrds并没有清晰地体现迷幻乐的轮廓，他们的音乐中有模糊的吉他演奏，锡塔尔琴，和圣乐的效果。不久，许多乐队模仿了他们的曲调，包括the beatles和the rolllingstones----这两支乐队在1966年发行了他们的专辑。又过了不久，迷幻音乐在大洋两岸传播开来并影响了许多乐队，每个地区各有其独特的气质。在英国，迷幻音乐充满了另类的超现实感。然而，一些乐队----特别是pink floyd和traffic----在演出的时候广泛地使用乐器，在这一点上，同时代的美国乐队----如the grateful dead, the doors, love, 和jefferson mirplane----亦是如此。在美国，一些车库风格的乐队也开始在其原有的特点上创作迷幻音乐，形成了三和弦摇滚乐的雏形----一种杂乱反复的音乐效果。最终，迷幻音乐演变为酸性摇滚乐，重金属乐和艺术摇滚乐，但是在后来的十年里，尤其在美国的地下乐坛，迷幻音乐仍余音不绝。
Psychedelic Archaeology is a series developed to unearth psychedelic audio gems from the 60's that have never been reissued since their original release. This series is a group effort specifically designed for distribution to U-SPACES members through trade. Since this is a relatively low budget affair, a master CD is burned from cassette copies of the songs. The sound quality is amazingly good however, (with a little EQ magic) but the vinyl snaps, pops and crackles are still audible. The master CD's are distributed to a few people who volunteer to be branches, and in turn distribute the CD's to even more people... all through trade. Initially, each CD will have a distribution of approximately 50-75.
Contributors to this series so far have been Jorge Ampudia, Ivy Vale, Frank Uhle, Peter Principle, Matt Hoffman, Ed Lynch, Menachem Turchick, Timo Paakko, Dave Vee, Tom Sullivan, Max (Myndblown) Waller, Greg Prevost, Dave “Dr. Distorto” Jones, John Perez, Greg Evans, Ron Simpson, Bob Spillane, Greg Watt, Mike Dugo, Craig Davison, Dave Heller, Dave Karo, Scott Williamson, Kurt Flansburg, Hawkwinder, Scott Eckstrom, Rob Zardecki, Stephane Rebeschini, Chris Connors, Greg Langel, Antion, Jeff LaBrache and Ben Chaput. It is expected that many more people will contribute to future volumes. Additional research for the liner notes has been provided by Max (Myndblown) Waller, co-author of "Fuzz, Acid and Flowers". Digital transfers have been completed by Ed & Ben Chaput and Paul Sanoian. This series is ongoing and depends upon the U-SPACES group to perpetuate additional tracks.
FEEDBACK ON THIS SERIES IS CRITICAL!!! Since psychedelia is a VERY subjective realm and has myriad definitions and sub genres, I need to know which genres are the most popular. If you have received a copy of any volume of this series, please let me know which three songs were your favorites and which song was your least favorite. This information will be compiled and used
The word psychedelic is a neologism coined from the Greek words for "mind," ψυχή (psyche), and "manifest," δήλος (delos).
A psychedelic experience is characterized by the perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary fetters. Psychedelic states are an array of experiences elicited by sensory deprivation as well as by psychedelic substances. Such experiences include hallucinations, changes of perception, synesthesia, altered states of awareness, mystical states, and occasionally states resembling psychosis.
The term was first coined as a noun in 1957 by psychiatrist Humphry Osmond as an alternative descriptor for hallucinogenic drugs in the context of psychedelic psychotherapy. The term featured prominently in a now-famous exchange with Aldous Huxley, in which the little-used term phanerothyme (derived from roots relating to "spirit" or "soul") was suggested:
To make this trivial world sublime,
take half a gram of phanerothyme.
To fathom Hell or soar angelic,
just take a pinch of psychedelic.
Timothy Leary, who was largely responsible for the popularization of the term "psychedelic", was a well-known proponent of their use, as was Aldous Huxley. Both, however, advanced widely different opinions on the broad use of psychedelics by state and civil society. Leary promulgated the idea of such substances as a panacea, while Huxley suggested that only the cultural and intellectual elite should partake of entheogens systematically.
The use of psychedelic drugs became widespread in the modern West in the mid-1960s. One of the first uses of the word in the music scene of this time (who also helped popularize the term) was in 13th Floor Elevators1966 album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators.
01. Tony And The Vizitors - Saturday's Son
02. Flower Pot - Black Motto
03. American Express - When The City Sleeps
04. Mcdonald's Farm - Between The Lines
05. Emergency Exit - Maybe Too Late
06. The Raven(S) - Calamity Jane
07. West Coast Natural Gas - Jumping Frog
08. Sun - Soul Sync
09. Epitome - Sleep #9
10. The Human Touch - Sally Go Round The Roses
11. Five By Five - 15 Going On 20
12. These Vizitors - Rippling Road
13. Mad John Fever - Breath And Thunder
14. Flower Of Purple - Luv's So Free
15. West Coast Natural Gas - A Favor
16. Zekes - Leaving You
17. Caretakers - Epic
18. Shy Limbs - Trick Or Two
19. Troyes - Morning Of The Rain
20. Paper Train - Brother
21. Dave Miller Set - Bread And Butter Day
22 .Black Narcosis - Land Of Stone
23. Graylock Mansion - Over My Shoulder
24. Higher Elevation - Summer Skies
25. Second Summers - Sad Vibrations
26. Electric Duck - Most People Get Happy
27. Good Humor Band - The Man