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EDEN AHBEZ

  • 01. Eden's Island
    02. The Wanderer
    03. Mina Bird
    04. Eden's Cove
    05. Tradewind
    06. Full Moon
    07. Mongoose
    08. Market Place
    09. Banana Boy
    10. The Old Boat
    11. Island Girl
    12. La Mar
    13. Surf Rider

    EDEN AHBEZ

    Eden Island

    Auf 600 Exemplare limitierte, neu gemasterte LP im Siebdruckcover mit Beiblatt und exklusivem Track. Neuauflage des ultra-raren und einzigen Albums vom Komponisten von Nat King Cole´s Nummer-1-Hits „Nature Boy“ und Vorläufer der Hippie- Bewegung. Eden Ahbez (bürgerlich: George Alexander Aberle, 1908-1995) lebte ab den 1940ern ein äußerst ungewöhnliches Leben: mit Bart, langen Haaren, gekleidet in weiße Gewänder und Sandalen war der Amerikaner nicht nur eine Jesusartige Erscheinung, er kampierte mit seiner Familie obendrein weitestgehend besitzlos unter dem ersten L des Hollywood-Zeichens, ernährte sich streng vegetarisch nur von Früchten und Gemüse, hielt an Straßenecken Vorträge über orientalische Mystik und durchquerte die USA viermal zu Fuß. Sein einziges, 1960 veröffentlichtes Album beeindruckt mit einem eigenartigen Mix aus Spoken Word-Poesie und exotischen Arrangements und nahm gewissermasen die Beatnik-Bewegung vorweg. Inklusive des bislang unveröffentlichten Songs „Surf Rider“ von den ursprünglichen Aufnahme-Sessions.
    Format
    LP 180gr.
    Release-Datum
    20.08.2013
    Format
    LP 180gr.
    Release-Datum
    25.11.2014
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811098
     
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    EDEN AHBEZ

    Eden's Island

    [engl] 2017 EDITION! PLUS BONUS TRACKS! It is 1960, Rock?n?Roll has just lost a couple of its protagonists during this and the previous year, the time of the great balladeers has just begun but soon will run out due to the new and exciting beat invasion. In US mainstream the tiki culture has reached a certain peak and is about to collapse but still goes strong and with it comes the so called ?exotica? music, a crossover between smooth jazz and swing, Latin grooves, haunting melodies that are rooted in the folkloristic sounds from different parts of this world plus weird sound effects that often create a spooky jungle or dreamy island beach atmosphere. It can even bend your mind that far you would see palm trees growing out of your speakers and witness monkeys and parrots having fun in your room. Eden Ahbez, born in 1908, passed in 1995, a man living an even more consistent dropout and hippie lifestyle way before the movement was born in the mid 60s, a beat poet and composer who wrote the hit tune ?Nature boy? that gave Nat King Cole his first big success in 1947, approaches the field of exotica music from a different point of view creating an epic concept album about an utopian society living in peace and harmony on an island far away from the modern western world as we know it. And indeed we find many trademarks of the prototypical exotica music beginning with this relaxed groove combining easy listening swing and Latin patterns, peaceful, dreamy and even transcendental vocal melodies, tinges of folk music from around the world including powerful dances and a whole color palette of mind expanding sounds giving the whole music an even greater depth and width. The latter being created entirely with real instruments such as Eden Ahbez' wood-flute. Some tunes are rather gentle and relaxed with the lyrics being narrated which adds much to the epic feel of the album. Since this is a really unique effort, I cannot really compare it to any other musical piece of the genre but definitely recommend it to exotic aficionados who for example love Frank Hunter's ''White Goddess'' album from 1959. Psychedelic music before the term was even invented.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.10.2017
    EAN
    EAN 3891121306136