Saturday, April 11, 2009
ABSTRACT TRUTH - Silver Trees & Totum (1970) @flac
Abstract Truth (they shunned the prefix of "the" because they didn’t want to sound dogmatic) was the brainchild of one Kenneth Edward Henson (dubbed Ken E Henson by David Marks).
The band Abstract Truth existed only for a very short time, but it was a time of super-creativity. They exploded on to the Durban music scene early in 1969, released 2 studio albums during 1970 (as well as a compilation in the same year!) and, after numerous line-up changes, imploded in 1971.
Tracks from the lone 2 albums by short-lived fuzzy folk/jazz-tinged psych rock combo Abstract Truth -- both from 1970 and combined on a single CD! Abstract Truth managed to spin a pretty sweet and adventurous sound of trippy lyrics, peppering their base of straightforward rock underpinnings with more exotic flavors of flute and sax, hand percussion, and Eastern melodic flourishes! The tunes are a mix of freewheeling, but still catchy original tunes and adapations of established tunes.
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