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Day Of Light

(2nd pressing)



Cat. No. : CLP 968

First pressing of 300 copies was instantly sold out and selling for $100 already. Here’s a new, second pressing housed in a charming vintage–style unipak gatefold sleeve and a poster. 1000 copies pressing.

Out of nowhere comes this acid–folk / psych / baroque / progressive masterpiece!!

Constantine’s debut LP ’Day Of Light’ will lead you on a lysergic odyssey filled with flute, sitar, tabla, Mellotron, electric harpsichord, Vox and Hammond organ, male–female vocals, studio effects & more.

Hailing from Chicago, psychedelic troubadour Constantine has recorded this album with help from members of legendary ’71 folk psychedelic cult band O.W.L. (Of Wondrous Legends), including album art by Stephen Titra.

A strong emphasis is placed on songwriting and arrangement, while the songs themselves have a Baroque, nuanced and hopeful atmosphere. Fans of the 1969/70 dense, delicate and psychedelic/folk psych sound need to get Day Of Light into your ears!

Housed in a charming, old–style heavy gatefold paste–on sleeve in the best tradition of the late 60s / early 70s private pressings.

Constantine ‎– Day Of Light
Not On Label ‎– CLP 968
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

A1     (Into The Land) That Time Forgot     2:02
A2     The Trip (Parts I & II)     8:57
A3     Egyptian Days     3:53
A4     Song Of The Seven Willows     1:43
A5     On Through The Ages     3:56
B1     Fountains/Reflections     4:24
B2     Voyage Of The Crystal Bird     4:39
B3     Forest Path     4:37
B4     (Into The Land) That Time Forgot Pt. II     1:19
B5     Rania     6:11
B6     Day Of Light     2:59

Reissue of original LP. Different catalog # from first pressing, slight variation of label design and a vintage-style unipak gatefold sleeve.

Includes poster insert with artwork by Stephen Titra.

Includes help from members of O.W.L. (Of Wondrous Legends), including album art by Stephen Titra. All songs written and arranged by Constantine Hastalis (c) 2015.

"this privately pressed album is an acid folk, psychedelic gem that resonates with an early seventies vibe and features a collection of tunes that are memorable, beautifully arranged and played with a passion and beauty that seeps deep within. The album also features contributions from members of 70's band O.W.L (Of Wondrous Legends) whose own album is also a thing of great beauty.

     After the gentle pastoral swirl of the introductory “Into the Land (that Time Forgot), the albums style and vision is pretty much summed up by “The Trip (parts 1 and 2) an eight minute homage to West – Coast Psych, phased harmony vocals, mellow guitar riff, flute, vibes and suitably lysergic lyrics combining to allow you to time travel back to that magical realm, hints of Jefferson Airplane, H P Lovecraft and Ultimate Spinach come whispering through as you lie back and enjoy the journey.
   With rippling sitar and percussion, “Egyptian Days” adds that classic Eastern touch, complete with drones and a drift of incense smoke no doubt.
  With a sound more reminiscent of artists such as In Gowan Ring or Espers, “Song of the Seven Willows” reminds us that this is a new album not a re-issue of a long lost classic, although the following “On Through The Ages” is a haunting folk rock tune that takes us back to 1972 complete with some excellent keyboard work and a sweet harpsichord running through it.
   Throughout the album, there is a vein of rich wonder, with the brace of tunes “Voyage of the Crystal Bird” and “Forest Path” being a particular highlight, the first a flute led wash of gentle psych that again reminds me of H P Lovecraft,  the latter keeping that vibe and slowing it down even further, chimes, flute and guitar dancing the cosmic dance together. To end it all the title track seems to concentrate the first three Incredible String Band albums into three minutes, a good trick if you can pull it off and they do leaving you with a big smile on your face and the feeling that all is right with the world. (Simon Lewis)

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