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Mandrake Memorial's Puzzle album has some mind-bending cover art by optical illusionist M.C. Escher. That in itself is a clue that the music contained within is going to be different to say the least. The band combines psychedelic rock with stately baroque and classical styles to offer up a magical blend of music conducive to the dreamer's mind.
The band was formed in Philadelphia in the late 1960s and recorded three albums. They were a hit locally and attained a cult status on the psychedelic scene, but they never achieved enough popularity to make it big. For the band the dream was over, but we can still enjoy the incredible dream music of Mandrake Memorial since it is still available.
I would recommend any of their albums, but Puzzle is their absolute masterpiece. This is music to dream by.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Thought this was wonderful,ReplyDelete
I do not know them. But I can certainly dig the music.ReplyDelete
Writing you back from my blog, in case you don't see my reply there. Yes, I am still in the challenge. I signed up with 8 blogs and fell behind when I was sick this week. I have all the titles written out and am writing all day tomorrow. :-)ReplyDelete
Same on my other two blogs you asked about!ReplyDelete
Nice blog, I love being introduced to new music.I've bookmarked you and look forward to hearing more new artists.ReplyDelete
Very good album, I love the psychedelic rock. Greetings.ReplyDelete
Never heard of this group before.They have a unique sound.ReplyDelete
I think I just experienced an Acid flashback. Groovy.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for stopping in for a little mind expansion---or flashback.ReplyDelete