Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Suni McGrath - Cornflower Suite (1969 -- Adelphi, AD1002S) 320 mp3 + Flac



"The music on this record is my attempt to explore and further the american acoustic guitar. I have four sources for the musics here presented: Bulgarian music for rhythmic modes and ideas, also modulation of melodic modes and harmonies; Hindustani for subtle melodic graces and ideas of variation, fahey for the conception of the art; Bartok for modal harmonies analogous to conventional western harmony, and treatment of themes." (Suni McGrath, cover notes)

In my view, Fahey, Basho & McGrath are something of a holy trinity for american primitive solo guitar. Among them, McGrath is easily the least well-known. Cornflower Suite is his outstanding first LP. This is a fresh vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy.



Suni McGrath - Cornflower Suite (1969 -- Adelphi, AD1002S) 


Side 1

2.  Picnic On The Moor   2:21
3.  Garden Of Afternoon   6:15


Side 2

1.  Winged Sandal   4:15
2.  Pea Plucker's Pavane  4:29
4.  Blue Domes Of Isfahan   4:29





23 comments:

Dan Leo said...

Wow -- thank you!

nicholab said...

Stop the presses. I'm going to re up this rip in a matter of minutes with a couple of sequencing corrections. Looks like a couple tracks are tagged wrong. Sit tight!

nicholab said...

fixed.

El Puerco Rojo said...

Aweseome! Love this album and i'm sure your rip will top the rather mediocre version i have, many thanks!

Ok, i admit, i find Basho's music self-indulgent, boring, pompous and simply unbearable.

McGrath, on the other hand, is, at least to my ears, easily the most accessible of your trinity of primitive guitar. All albums i've heared from him are wonderful.

JD said...

Thank you!

Sam said...

Reminds me of Peter Lang. Very nice stuff, unknown to me. Thanks!

BP said...

Thanks for this & also for sharing Childgrove a while back. That remains one of my favorite (and oft-played) GC discoveries.

tylerw said...

Thanks!

tylerw said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! thank you!

Gabriela said...

amazing record. thanks for sharing!

magogiallo said...

i Have to thank you thousand times for this losssless rip, I love this album but I have only a low bitrate version THANK YOU

Taff Weasel said...

Thanks so much! I've waited a long time for this.

nick said...

thank you for this -- very nice to upgrade the low-grade rip I had of this. It's a beautiful album and I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with it. Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Another great post. Thanks very much!

kingpossum said...

Mega. There is really trippy stuff happening here that spans classicism, folk, medieval textures, drone, all kinds of stuff. Could have been made right now in the context of the so-called 'new wyrd' stylings. Amazing.

And so is my cool-boss Ghost Capital t-shirt which I proudly wear as this is being typed!

Thanks for the post,

kingpossum said...

Oh yes, might Mr. James Patrick Page have heard this LP? Me thinks yes.

Drew said...

This is great! My buddy also said it reminded him of Peter Lang. I particularly like the eastern-sounding stuff...which is my favorite Jack Rose/Pelt material as well.

burntoutsavannahs said...

hola. carnavalitos. http://www.mediafire.com/?ts23hkvi2v7ptaz

also posted rangarang just for you bbgrrl.

burntoutsavannahs said...

oh & les4guaranis. http://www.mediafire.com/?chse144kio12ib9

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Anonymous said...

you said:

> Want To Hear:

> Ahmed Abdul Malik- Spellbound

> Ahmed Abdul Malik- The Eastern Moods

links sent in the previous comments.

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