Friday, 2 December 2011
Mandrill - Mandrill Is (1972)
The album is rich in cosmic mysticism and features some great harmony's and beats. Both the A and B sides end with solid closers - "I Refuse to Smile" and "The Sun Must Go Down" respectively, leaving you wanting more. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in NY between December '71 and March '72 and is a great showcase of the sounds coming out of NY at the time. Rumour has it that Hendrix himself was supposed to play with the group (before his premature departure).
I remember hearing this album for the first time at Kops Records in Toronto and it blew my mind. I hope it does the same for you.
Here today, gone tomorrow....