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Various Artists

70 Years Of Sunshine [2 CDs]

Various Artists: 70 Years Of Sunshine [2 CDs] (Monotype)

An excellent 2 CD compilation of electronic and experimental artists in a tribute to the 70th anniversary of Dr. Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD, with artists including Kawabata Makoto, Legendary Pink Dots, Rapoon, Komora A, Andrew Liles, Lord Tang, &c. &c.

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product information:

UPC: 5908310927701

Label: Monotype
Catalog ID: mono070
Squidco Product Code: 17924

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Poland
Packaging: 2 CDs in a DVD snap case
Mastered by James Plotkin.


Kawabata Makoto

Lord Tang

Chihei Hatakeyama


Rafael Anton Irisarri

Legendary Pink Dots


Invisible Path

Phil Legard

Andrew Liles


Komora A

(Darius Ciuta)

Mike Rooke

Lonely Crowd

Mystical Sun


Ceremonial Dagger

Cotton Ferox

Andy Rantzen

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Artist Biographies:

"Kawabata Makoto (河端 一) is a Japanese musician and founding member of the band Acid Mothers Temple.

Kawabata is chiefly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has also played in many other bands since the start of his career in the late 1970s. Some of these bands are: Baroque Bordello; Toho Sara; Erochika; Tsurubami; Musica Transonic; Mainliner; Mothers of Invasion; Nishinihon; Floating Flower."

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track listing:

CD 1: Ascent

1. Lost Milkyway 8:16

2. Blue Sunshine 5:36

3. Border Feather 6:59

4. Octopi (Underwater Dub 2) 5:07

5. Scilla Im Scilla 9:30

6. Don't worry dear, I'll be holding your hand 3:58

7. Owsley 7:34

8. Staring Deep into the Clouds 7:16

9. Lifting the Veil 8:00

CD 2: Descent

1. Bloodbury 1988 4:44

2. Back On The Bus 7:02

3. Come Down 5:58

4. seR-V 8:01

5. Sliding Spaces 4:23

6. It's Getting Near Dawn 2:58

7. Echodyssey 6:16

8. Soul Disorder 5:07

9. Synesthesia 3:27

10. How about that? 4:46

11. No-One Plays Upon Your Mind 3:38
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"In 1943 a Swiss chemist accidentally absorbed through his finger-tips a tiny amount of a compound he was researching. Later, he recorded the effects in a journal-a document of the world's very first LSD trip:

"Last Friday, April 16,1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away." - Dr. Albert Hofmann - Sandoz Lab Report

50 years later, in 1993 (the height of the Rave scene in San Francisco) Silent Records released a very special double CD set, curated and produced by Kim Cascone. This was no ordinary release-it was a stellar collection of music from artists paying homage to Albert Hofmann's very first LSD trip.

"50 Years of Sunshine" received many positive reviews and was praised for being a welcome tribute to the man who changed 20th century human consciousness with a single molecule. The musical homage to Hofmann struck a chord with the public, serving as a reminder to keep the doors of perception open and the creative imagination nourished.

Given the bleak times we find ourselves in today, Cascone felt that another tribute to Herr Hofmann was in order.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first LSD trip, a batch of etheric lysergic soundscapes were contributed to this project by Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mother's Temple, Robert Wheeler of Pere Ubu, Legendary Pink Dots, Andrew Liles (Nurse With Wound), Andy Rantzen (Pelican Daughter's), various artists from the Silent label and some newer sound artists as well.

Consider "70 Years of Sunshine" to be a much-anticipated software update. One that will hopefully make your auditory operating system run smoother and more colorfully."-Monotype

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