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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sounds Of Modification - Sounds Of Modification /A New Place to Live (1968/72 us, wonderful baroque sunny psych, 2014 korean remaster)

Baroque psych band, hailing from Long Island NY, recorded and released only this album in 1968 at Jubilee label. Beautiful harmonies and arragements from good musicians such as the drummer Mike Cavouto, guitarist Frank Porcelli, Bob Dorsa the bass player, brass section by Joe Cavalea, and Pete Maletta on keyboards.
They made several other recordings and release another album in 1972 under the name "A New Place to Live", slight different from the "Sounds Of Modification" album, a  concept piece seemingly based on American psychic Edgar Cayce and a bizarre mixture of ecological concerns, history, religion, social commentary, and probably way too many illicit substances.

1. Balloon Man - 3:03
2. I'm Gonna Buy A People - 2:30
3. What Is This In The Mist - 3:02
4. You (Barry Gibb) - 3:42
5. Try And Forget Me - 1:56
6. You Are Asking For The Key - 2:43
7. Tell Me - 3:01
8. Going To A Place Called Love - 2:30
9. I'm Painting A Picture - 2:30
10.Toreador - 4:53
All songs by Bob Gallo except track #4

Sounds Of Modification
*Joe Cavalea - Baritone Saxophone, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals
*Bob Dorsa - Bass Guitar, Vocals
*Mike Cavouto - Drums, Percussion
*Frank Porcelli - Lead Guitar, Vocals
*Pete Maletta - Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
*Irving Spice - Strings

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mscmichael said...

Thanks very much...

Alexandr said...

Thanks, Marios.

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Jebul said...

Woohoo!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful post, Marios!

This is so strange. I don't know why how come this can happened, coz I just about posting request again about this album, but it turned out you're just already posting on your blog.

But nevermind about that, coz now the main thing is you've already provide it here. Cheers!

Jebul said...

Oh.. Btw, just waiting forward to your another incredible post that has relation to psychedelic/baroque/space-age/sunshine pop, Marios!

Thank you so very-very much!

Unknown said...

And when I thought I'd hear all the soft, orchestrated psych pop.. along comes this. So Mario do you also have their 1972 LP "A New Place to Live" as well?

Marios said...

Unknown, Yes, "A New Place to Live", check again Free Texts

Anonymous said...

I remember liking this LP, especially 'What Is This In The Mist,' but I haven't heard it in years. Thanks for reminding me of it, and for sharing it, Marios.

Alexandr said...