(Buying the albums sampled on “Picnic”).
Today, the text to the left of the “double tryptich” picture in the inside of the gatefold sleeve:
“Third Ear Band music is a reflection of the universe as magic play illusion simply because it could not possibly be anything else. Words cannot describe this ecstatic dance of sound, or explain the alchemical repetition seeking and sometimes finding archetypal forms, elements, and rhythms. Contradictions are their energy force, dualities are discarded in favour of the Tao, each piece is as alike or unalike as trees, grass or crickets. This is natural, magical, alchemical music that doesn’t preach but just urges you to take your own trip. If you can make it into the music you’re adrift in fantastic Bosch-like landscapes, a strange acoustical perfume fills the mind, on rare occasions a vast door seems to open, band and audience appear to float in a new dimension, transcending time and space where nothing exists except this very strange and beautiful music.
“Note this is just how one person felt on hearing the group live, because ultimately sound, like the wind does not exist in concrete form, it is magic, alchemy, and anyway someone said they would like something about the group on this L.P.
Well, hats off to the unknown “one person”, whose description of the music is uncannily accurate.
Next time, onto that very music itself.