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WILLIAM S. FISCHER-Akelarre-'72 Basque Jazzy Prog Psych-NEW LP

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WILLIAM S FISCHER-Akelarre-'72 jazzy prog psych NEW LP



jazzy prog psych



Satanologysts,  wizardologysts,  specialists in various types of palingenesis,  famed talmudists and other studious of witchery agree to the importance of music in the old akelarres. Having been burnt some of our witches by the roman Inquisition,  the others seeked for shelter in their subterranean homes. A fantastic world was formed then. Basque witches and sorcerers prosecuted by Pierre de Lancre,  alied with an old jewish gnome - who claimed to be a cousin of Spinoza-  did invoke the underground spirits of black fugitive slaves who escaped from the razzias that our European ancestors,  in the name of civilization,  took to Africa. (from Sortas original liner notes) Weird and obscure as they come...

in 1972 arranger William S. Fischer lands in the basque country and produces some funky reinterprations of popular basque folklore songs and dances,  all around the theme of witchery and covens (Akelarre). As crazy and weird as it may sound,  this record is virtually unheard of in collectors circles. How the musical director for Atlantic Records and arranger for Wilson Pickett,  Roberta Flack,  Eugene McDaniels,  Les McCann ,  Herbie Mann and countless others got involved with this project is up to everyones guess. However what he comes up with is really astounding,  a funky as hell workout which will get you screaming for more.

Killer go go psychedelic soul which defies categorisation: tight rhythm section,  open drum breaks,  funky as hell guitar leads,  groovy flute,  weird electronic sound effects and moog bits (most likely courtesy of Walter E. Sear,  who gets a mention in the original liners) alternate with more stylish moments (think Terry Callier or blaxpotation soundtracks of the era like Marvin Gaye's Troubleman) and even some fusion styled groovers .

Fans of his funky jazz rock cum electronics masterpiece '' Circles''  (released by Embryo in 1970 and feaured on Mojos '' 50 Most Out There Albums of All Time''  list) wont be deceived,  for he shows here the same masterful sense of groove and orchestration but in a more danceable,  not so avant- garde context. An unknown record that deserves to be brought back to life


William S. Fischer ‎– Akelarre Sorta
Elkar ‎– ELK HG 40
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue
Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Fusion, Psychedelic, Funk, Basque Music

A1     Bat Bi Hiru Lau     
A2     Gurea Da     
A3     Etatiro Etatiro     
A4     Pello Joxepe     
A5     Euskaldunak Gara     
B1     Eguntto Batez     
B2     Iruten Ari Nuzu     
B3     Ene Izar Maitea     
B4     Xarmangarria     
B5     Txori Erresiñula     

    Engineer [Recording] – Brian Condliffe
    Graphic Design – Txarly Brown
    Producer – Walter E. Sear*
    Written-By – Populares*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 8436007086914
    Depósito Legal: 00969/2021

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