Kennélmus – Folkstone Prism – New LP
"Psycho-delic sonic oddity! The rarer than palm hair, 1971 unlikely and delicate blending of influences as diverse as the Chantays, Lee Hazlewood, Ennio Morricone, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Electric Prunes, this private press sonic oddity focuses on instrumental cuts plus others with vocals just odd enough to fit with the psych-surf-garage instro assault!"
- Out of print for decades and now Bob Irwin’s definitive master is getting the Kevin Gray treatment!
- Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed Third Man Pressing in Detroit.
- 8 panel book of liner notes, reverse board jacket with snappy OBI strip!
Maybe it’s their proximity to all that funny-tasting cactus, but Arizona has produced more than its share of mind-bending rock combos and Kennélmus might just be the wildest of the bunch. The Chantays sand-wrestling with the Electric Prunes, refereed by Captain Beefheart almost certainly does justice to the mind-bending sound of Kennélmus.
“This way-obscure Phoenix band released a late-period psychedelic album in 1971, that by the standards of self-released LPs of the time, was several layers above the usual such offering. The exotic dabs or melodica, zither, and special effects by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ken Walker added a cloud of eeriness; ‘I Don’t Know’ has keyboards straight off the Chantays’ surf classic ‘Pipeline,’ ‘Goodbye Pamela Ann’ has scorching psychedelic guitar that sounds like a mating of the Electric Prunes and Haight-Ashbury, and ‘Mother Of My Children’ has vocals that sound like a Lee Hazlewood parody.” - ALLMUSIC.COM
“This album is excellent, trippy, and mind-bending, with very surfadelic guitars and strange sounds. It is obvious that a lot of thought and planning was put into its production.” - UGLY THINGS
I Don’t Know • Patti’s Dream • Dancing Doris • Goodbye Pamela Ann • Monologue • Black Sunshine • Think For Yourself • The Bug, The Goat, & The Hearse • Shapes Of Sleep • Cloud Of Lead • Mother Of My Children • 1001 Twice • Sylvan Shores • Bulletin!!! • The Raven