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Set The Controls... (Seventies Prog Rock Set)

Set The Controls... (Seventies Prog Rock Set)

Playing tracks by

Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, John Abercrombie, Eberhard Schoener and Popol Vuh.

This program is a remake of an original program made on the Teac 3340 back in 1977. The original version was longer and a bit trippier which tended to lose some listeners. The program was shortened to about 60 minutes and retains more of the “grounded” tunes. The Hendrix material is from the newly remastered albums (1969’s “Electric Ladyland” and 1970’s “First Rays of The New Rising Sun”), so the sound is real nice. Does it seem odd to place a John Abercrombie piece (from the 1975 “Timeless” [ECM 1047] album) between Pink Floyd and Eberhard Schoener? The title song, “Timeless” is probably the spaciest song Abercrombie ever wrote and with the help of Jan Hammer on keyboards and Jack DeJohnette on drums/percussion, it fits nicely right where it’s at. The Pink Floyd tune is from their 1969 “Ummagumma” album; the Schoener tune is from his 1977 “Trance-Formation” album; the Popol Vuh tune is from their 1972 “Hosianna-Mantra” album. I hope you enjoy where the set takes you.



I noticed that some of my cloudcasts are no longer available for play in the U.S. due to some illogical rules imposed upon Mixcloud by the "industry." I do not agree with these rules as I believe my intent is not to replace any purchasable music offered by the artists, but rather to showcase the artists with the hope that the listener will explore and purchase their music. Until such time that logic prevails, my only options are creating new sets by perhaps splitting the original set into two sets (while still retaining the "minimum number of tracks in a set" rule) and/or modifying the set to conform to the "number of times an artist or tracks from an album can appear in a set" rule. I will, however, leave the original cloudcast up. Because my sets are created one song at a time in software, I am able to disassemble, tweak, and then reassemble the sets in order to conform to the rules. I apologize that these sets are not available to U.S. listeners and thank you for your support.

Andrew Stys

trippy and beautiful... I loved that John Abercrombie piece. It's truly timeless.