Bobby Beausoleil's New Age Ambient Prog concept album seems to last as long as he's been in Jail.Like one of those post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd albums,but without the tunes.
If you're an old Hippie dabbling in the pseudo-spiritual with a readily available darkened room at hand, then this will take you on a trip into the wasted life of Bobby B.
Thanks, or otherwise, to progressive prison governors, Robert spends all his spare time....of which I assume there is plenty in the Big House.....making masses of this New Age space rock on his GM synth modules and computers. It's very programmed,rather like the kids in The Manson Family, and the factory synth sounds have a familiar late nineties ring to them.
Remember when you got your first GM synth module,and got excited by the multitude of sound possibilities,only to find out everyone had the same noises,then binned it off for proper synthesisers with knobs on?...well this is before Bobby realised every ex-hippie and his granny were making the same New Age nonsense.
The difference is that this was made by ,if not a member, an associate of The Manson Family,and he's been in the Slammer for nigh on fifty years. So there's a misplaced ingredient of tragic romance in there that make this double CD something more than a couple of coasters for your coffee table. This one may even be left out alongside your John Coltrane CD's as a conversation starter for your wine tasting evening.
1-1 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part 1 Overture
1-2 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 1
1-4 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 2
1-5 Return To Punjab
1-6 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 3
1-7 Songs Of The Forest People
1-8 In The Temple Of The Moon - Interlude 4
1-9 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part II
1-10 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part III: Alchemical Reactions - (With Robert Ferbrache)
1-11 Dreamways Of The Mystic, Part IV - Finale
2-1 Mantra - Prelude
2-2 Miles And Miles
2-3 Mantra - Interlude 1
2-4 Island Girl
2-5 Medicine Man - (With Jeffrey Cree)
2-6 Exiled King, The
2-7 Mantra - Interlude 2
2-8 Alien Dialogue
2-9 Mantra - Interlude 3
2-10 Tar Pit
2-11 Mantra - Interlude 4
2-12 Distant Thunder
2-13 Mantra - Interlude 5
2-14 Third World Industry
2-15 Mantra - Finale