Wednesday, September 17, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Phil Pearlman 's "The Beat Of The Earth"

From today and every Wednesday, G.O.D. Records launches "The Gem Album Of The Week"!!! Articles, with full reviews, pictures, and music links for your ears pleasure:

This Wednesday: The 1st of 3, Phil Pearlman 's gem, "The Beat Of The Earth"...

“The sleeve says, ‘If you’re looking for psychedelic music, do not buy this album unless you’re looking for psychedelic music,’ a fair summing up of this demented cerebral acid-vibe journey. One of the big discoveries of the late 1980s and it certainly is one trancey organ/guitar tribal surfpsych jam trip stretched over two full sides. Warning: this is too far out for many, though I certainly dig it – close to the heart of the LSD experience, even while the main creative force behind it was opposed to drugs. Essential. Phil Pearlman was the main creative force behind the band, and went on to several related projects.” [PL]
According to an interview with former member Karen Darby “the beat of the earth” moniker came about when, “we were playing music with a couple of other people, I was keeping a steady beat by clapping. The words were free-form poetry, political to whimsical. The music was free-form, original, and unrehearsed, since it was all ad lib or spontaneous. I remarked to Phil that it was the steady thrum one experienced when you went to a Love-In. All these small groups of musicians playing guitars, tambourines, flutes, auto-harps, bongos, anything that made sound, all simultaneously created a type of orderly orchestral sound. The combined beats were primitive, primal, the beat of the earth…”
If the name Phil Pearlman sounds familiar, it’s because he later recorded with The Electronic Hole 1970 and the most known Relatively Clean Rivers 1976, which are other two of the most exciting and essential California-based private press records out there. — 

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