Sunday 17 November 2013

Rob Thomsett - Yaraandoo (OZ 1975)

Here's how Roundtable describes this overlooked classic:

From deep within the Australian Outback comes Yaraandoo, the 40,000 year-old sound of antediluvian Aboriginal folklore channeled through Mellotron, hypnotic washes of Moog oscillations, Bamboo flutes and tape delay. Welcome to the unearthed, unheard of and indefinable genre of Australian Dreamtime Psych.

Re-presented for the first time, The Roundtable announces a much-anticipated reissue of this mythical Australian Lo-fi concept recording composed by Jazz guitarist Rob Thomsett. Working in a similar impressionistic mode as other Australian originals Sven Libaek and John Sangster, Thomsett sets to music the Aboriginal Dreamtime myth of Yaraandoo... the legend of the dawn of creation.

Self recorded on a two track in 1974 then privately pressed and distributed amongst friends, Yaraandoo is without a doubt the most desired and speculated Australian progressive recording in existence. With only 100 handmade LP copies originally pressed, copies of this phenomenal LP rarely surface.
Yaraandoo is a true lost timepiece from the Australian underground.

* Exact reissue of mythical Australian progressive concept LP.
* Lo-Fi psychedelic Jazz featuring Mellotron, Moog and Tape Delay.

For a full review, check out Julian Cope's Head Heritage.


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  2. Thanks for posting this for the folks, PR.

  3. please, would love a re-up for this link!!! thanks

  4. Sorry, I'm on holidays, I will do this as soon as I return

  5. New REUP:

  6. Thanks for the aboriginal phrogrock

    1. amazingly this was reissued to cd with the follow up album which is nearly as good, so just temp link