There is empty space in my brain, space rent by years of spiritual research in the deepest recesses of primarily two vices: 1) books and 2) records. These things ease my soul and accomplish essentially the same gratification; they help me affirm my existence. However, as time passes and I become ever the more cynical bastard, I become harder and harder to please, often turning to my dog-eared favorites, whatever they happen to be at that particular moment. At this particular moment, I can?t get ?The Far Golden Peak Part One? by Voice of the Seven Woods out of my head.
What does this sound like? For starters, there is a healthy dose of folk (a la Davy Graham) interwoven into a psychedelic tapestry that seems more influenced by Ananda Shankar and Can as by Syd Barrett?s Pink Floyd. Even then, these are simply benchmarks I?m naming to help you understand what it is I hear when I listen to this CDR. I think it would be more beneficial for you to imagine a Marcel Duchamp painting re-imagined in the eyes of a 16th century Ottoman miniaturist. It works, as the debt new has over old is so completely singular that it could be made yesterday, today, or in a time not yet imagined. Simply put, ?The Far Golden Peak Part One,? is an entirely original record, a record that transcends time and space. 10/10 -- Neale Gay (19 September, 2007)