Label: Garden Of Delights
NWWリスト。ブートが2度程出回った事もある、Claus Rauschenbach、Heinz Martinが70年代始め頃に始めたジャーマンロック/エクスペリメンタルの二人組Kalacakraの72年自主制作1st。Garden Of Delightsによる32ページのカラーブックレット付き、リマスター仕様の高品質リイシューCD。加工の具合、重々しい反復、殆ど語りになっているボーカル、総じてドラッギーな要素が付き纏い続ける超名盤。オリジナルはモンスター級のコレクターズアイテム。
Kalacakra’s "Crawling to Lhasa" is one of the few German psychedelic classics. Their 1972 LP has become such an attractive collectors’ item (today’s value is US$400 in mint condition) that several bootlegs have appeared on the market. In 1993, an official CD version was released on the Lost Pipedreams label, which has long since become unavailable. The final release on the Garden of Delights label contains a 32-page colour booklet, featuring a detailed history of the Duisburg band and their community together with numerous photographs, which reflect the sombre, stoned atmosphere of the record in a perfect manner. "Raga no. 11" is probably the best track, with "Nearby Shiras" reflecting the most psychedelic aspect of the band’s music. It is about the Black Plague raging in this Persian town hundreds of years ago.
A psychedelic jewel from Duisburg. "Crawling to Lhasa" has had several counterfeit releases and one legal CD publication. Here is the ultimate CD release including 32-page colour booklet.