Friday, May 23, 2014

Earth and Fire - Atlantis (1973)


Totally sweet 70s prog/psych. A fantastical, acid-tinged performance from lead singer Jerney Kaagman, harmonized leads, far out instrumental sections, dramatic organ-led marches, melancholic comedowns, lyrics about how beautiful nature is -- pretty much all that was good about late 60s/early 70s psychedelic music. People like to say that Earth and Fire blew their load too early on Atlantis - it's frontloaded with an awesome, epic title track whose sheer length kinda dwarfs the rest of the songs - but the whole record is rad. So if you don't like this, I am sorry that you haven't had the opportunity to take more drugs in your life.

Track listing:
1. Atlantis
2. Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight
3. Interlude
4. Fanfare
5. Theme from Atlantis
6. Love, Please Close the Door

Under a cloudy sky
In the center of the city
The seven temples rose up amazing high
Reflecting superiority in a famous past

4 comments:

  1. This, my friend, is a proper turd. No amount of psychotropes will ever change that fact. Sorry, but no.

    Cheers,
    S

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  2. Ha, I love this one too! I bought it on some 2cd thing with "To the world of the future" and "Gate to Infinity"

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