Album Review

Mystic Soundz From India: Lost Field Recordings, 1968-79 [coll] – [Lost In Space Records]

Thurston Hunger   9/19/2013   12-inch, International

So on the other side of the world are there secret labels
releasing the Mystic Soundz of North America, with kazoos, killer jazz and katajjaq? Just asking. This is the second set of Soundz from the mysterious Lost in Space label. No liner notes and no web presence had me wondering if maybe this was something like Sublime Frequencies (Alan Bishop) or Hanson Records (Aaron Dilloway) or maybe some super group of weirdos recording these tracks themselves. But a search of Yamini Krishnamurthy (famous dancer who I???m not sure if she sang ???her??? track or maybe this was just the song accompaniment) and Gudai Maharaj is not exactly some guy with a tabla under a Peepal tree. Anyways, KFJC loved the first set o??? Mystic Soundz to the very bottom of the groove, and this should work as well. A lot of percussion, often rounded, squeezed and warbled, but with precice counting, make me think the magic for this mystic set is math. Killer flute punctuation, and burbly jew???s harp from Ghilu (more on an unknown it seems). Just slippery sounds in a great way???most pieces stay on their mantra, so if you catch a few seconds, your in for the full vibe. Into the mystic again! If you dug the Lost in Space take on Africa, you’ll be happy for the trips here too.
???Thurston Hunger

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