Tingley, Mike - The Abstract Prince (CD)
Original Music Records
Regular price €12,90
Original released 1968
CD reissue 2012 O-Music
A real gem of early pop-psych-folk.
It´s the solo LP of this Californian artist, released in Holland in 1968. The basic rock instruments with something like a strings ensemble, often creating an amazing wall-of-sound, constrasting with the unusual melodic lines that Tingley used in several tracks. Sometimes flutes, layered vocals, tablas and acoustic guitars are used to give the desired psychedelic (or folky in a few cases) sound. This album is standing between the psychedelic era of the Byrds, Syd Barrett and Sgt. Pepper.