Label: Garden Of Delights
NWWリスト。後にNurse With Wound、Current 93、Christoph Heemannとの共演盤も発表したりする、60年代に結成されたSoul Caravanを前身とする異色のジャーマンロックバンドXhol Caravanの大名作1st[Electrip]。バリバリに加工を加えられたクールなインストが浮遊する、程よいユーモアも盛り込まれた変則的で気持ちの良い名作アヴァンジャズ/ロック。なんと本作以上に激レアな同年の7インチ盤より[Planet Earth]、[So Down]がボーナスとして追加されています。分厚い32ページのブックレット付き。
Xhol Caravan from Wiesbaden were one of the first and most prominent underground bands in Germany. They were part of the students’ movement and at the spearhead of the development towards psychedelic music. Emerging in 1969 as successors of Soul Caravan, they only recorded one 7"-single "Planet Earth" / "So down" (Hansa 14371 AT) and one LP "Electrip" (Hansa 80099 IU), both in the same year of 1969. In 1995, "Electrip" was released on a cheaply produced bootleg CD (Germanofon 941066), but Garden of Delights’ legal re-release contains, for the first time, Xhol Caravan’s complete published works. Next to a detailed band history in English and German, the coloured booklet of 32 pages also includes many photographs and illustrations. After shortening their name to Xhol, the band released two further LPs, both on the legendary Ohr label.
Psychedelic music from Wiesbaden, with some jazz elements. After the Germanofon bootleg, here is the legal re-release with 32-page colour booklet and their two 7"-single tracks as bonus. A well-known milestone.