あのMutant Soundsにも取り上げられた事があるCor & Johan Smitの兄弟ユニットWild Havanaが77年に残した超激レアなオブスキュアサイケ名盤[Wild Havana]の初LPリイシュー版。ハービー・ハンコックやザッパに影響を受けたオランダのグループであり、程よく歪められたギターにフルート、エレピ、プリミティブな動きをするドラムマシン、ホームメイドの電子機器が織りなす美しくも実験的な超ストレンジサイケ。ジャズ 〜ファンクグルーブにラテンの感触、怪しいアブストラクトイメージが交錯するポップでいながらも白昼夢的な一枚です。マスト。
Obscure Dutch private pressing from 1977. Laid-back instrumental psychedelic / progressive sounds with jazz-funk-groove and abstract / experimental / Latin-indigenous touches. Stoned homemade atmosphere with treated / distorted electric & acoustic guitars, flute, electric piano, primitive drum machines / homemade electronics...Much in the vein of the experimental-underground scene of France & Germany during the early 70s but actually recorded and released in Holland.
Wild Havana was the project of guitar player Johan Smith, helped by his brother Cor on flute. Influenced by artists like Zappa and Herbie Hancock, Johan recorded the “Wild Havana” album at his home studio on a 4-track, using effect devices developed by himself, like a modified proto-drum machine taken from a Hammond organ. He also used effects like phase shifter, chorus, etc and experimented with putting wool on the guitar strings and electric effects on the mandolin. The result sounded like nothing else at the time.
Buried for many years, we’re excited to bring to life this unique album.
RIYL: HERBIE HANCOCK, RICHARD PINHAS, CHRISTIAN BOULE, OREXIS…
*Insert with liner notes by band member Johan Smit.
“…a beautiful, strange psych-prog LP with abstract compositions, experimental edges and some funk hints” - Mutant Sounds
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