Music In The Nine Rings
(Poodle) LP $23.00 (Out-of-stock)
Immersive, psychedelic new age masterpiece with a jazz sensibility in the overall structure and playing, performed, most likely, by the same un-credited musicians who played on other early ’70s artifacts Heaven and Audition released by Arica Institute (whose cultish teachings were used to indoctrinate, among others, Jodorwsky’s film crew before shooting The Holy Mountain). The unhurried improvisations on this eminently listenable record — created with piano, synth, hypnotic percussion and plenty of tape delay (mmmm, tape delay) — has more to do with the subtle manipulation of musical tension than wallpaper relaxation promises. Comparable to Agitation Free, Limbus 4, Deuter-D. Silkscreened tip-on jackets.