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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News: Flight's "Incredible Journey" to be reissued on CD by Eastworld

Thanks to a comment from Laser Ken, we learned today that Eastworld intends on reissuing Flight's second album "Incredible Journey" on CD. Release date is initially set for May 13.

Eastworld is a label that is starting to sneak up on us. They reissued the first two Storm albums recently, as well as the first two Tangle Edge studio albums awhile ago. Nice to see another label tackling the immense amount of albums without a legit CD. No word yet if they plan on reissuing Flight's debut album.

We featured Flight a few years ago where I doubted they would ever be reissued on CD. Shows you what I know! I'll be an early buyer of the CD, that's for sure.

Monday, April 8, 2013

News: Lion to reissue Congregacion from Chile

Here's one I thought I had added to the main list, but apparently did not. Our favorite US based reissue label has announced that "Viene..." will be coming out on CD shortly. It's definitely on the folk end of the progressive rock spectrum, but I know many will be pleased on hearing this announcement.

Label says: "Congregacion was the most legendary of the many excellent bands of the early 1970s Chilean music scene-one could easily say that for many people, this album has had the impact of a religious experience. There is good reason for that: Congregacion's music has a highly evocative sense of space, using natural sounds, native Andean instruments, and acoustic textures to foreground ecologist and mystic Antonio Smith's soaring melodies and deeply felt, philosophical lyrics. The results make this one of those perfect albums that works just as well on a Sunday morning as it does late at night. If things had worked out differently for Smith and Congregacion, this album might be as well-known (and well-loved) as comparable albums-comparable masterpieces-Milton Nascimento's "Clube de Esquina," and Joyce and Nelson Angelo's eponymous album. Unfortunately, Smiths lyrics earned him the enmity of the Chilean military dictatorship; he was forced to flee the country and "Viene." (IRT, 1972) proved to be the bands only release. Still, were lucky to have this album, with its perfect sequence of gentle, undulating, heavily-textured arrangements supporting Smiths plaintive, intimate and searching vocals. The result is an atmosphere of peace and enlightenment, with deep and introspective moments of great quality; incredibly beautiful. Congregacion band member Carlos Vittini gave some insight into Smith's charismatic mysticism: "I still get excited about how a musician has a great place in capturing the sensibility of the people. I knew the immense creative capacity of Antonio. From the sound of a bird, he speaks, capturing in passing the chirp of a chincol (sparrow) singing in a square, where these memories were made-from this he created a song." A highly recommended album, surely one of the pinnacles of dreamy psychedelia, despite its relative obscurity and undeniable rarity. Our deluxe, mini-LP gatefold jacket edition comes with a bi-lingual 32-page booklet, which explores the story of Congregacion in the context of the rich Chilean rock music scene."