Sunday, February 1, 2015

Concrete Rubber Band - 1974 - Risen Savior

Concrete Rubber Band
Risen Savior

01.What Shall We Do
02.Risen Savior

First official release ! for this massively-rare 1974 release on the Missouri-based American Artists label (AAS1164), of which only 2 or three copies are known to be exist in private collections.

Despite the song titles, this is actually a strange and unusual rock album which just happens to have religious undertones. There's lots of organ, fuzz guitar, male and female lead vocals and masses of electronic embellishments.

This is Christian psychedelia at its most extreme, with synthesised bubbling lava pits, frequency oscillations, distorted sci-fi vocals and short-wave static patterns.

The album is littered with some of the most extreme fuzz guitar you'll ever hear, loads of scatty electronic effects, and even a flying saucer sequence right out of Dark Side Of The Moon.

The whole project has a dense, murky home-made feel, and Duncan Long, the man behind the synths, guitars and song writing is now a successful scifi author.

The album was recorded in one of the band's living rooms on a 2-track tape recorder.

Only 500 copies were pressed, and most of these were given away when the album failed to realize commercial success.

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