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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Andy Robinson - Patterns Of Reality (1968 us, tremendous moody psych folk rock, 2018 korean remaster)

Originally from Philadelphia, he began singing and composing songs while still a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was small clubs in and around Boulder that he first started singing professionally appearing with people like Judy Collins, Odetta and others. Their encourage ment led Andy to New York City where he met Janis lan, who was impressed enough to introduce him to her manager. He was signed to a contract, and Janis lan produced his forst album "Patterns of Reality" on the Philadelphia label.

"Patterns Of Reality" was recorded in L.A. and is full of well-crafted songs that hang together well. One might miss some rough edges but Andy Robinson's ambition wasn't to do a lo-fi album. On the negative side are some loungy moves at the end on some of his songs ("Are You Sleeping" and "Maiden Voyage" in particular), especially when he let's his studio pro's loose. All in all this is an album well worth hearing not unlike to Bob Ray, Toby Ben or Hamilton Camp for instance. Andy Robinson recorded a second album entitled "Break Out Of The City" on Janus in 1970.
Liner Notes 

1. Absolutely The End - 3:45
2. Ballad Of A Summer Girl - 3:36
3. The Exhibition - 2:42
4. Time For Decision - 3:44
5. Provider - 3:35
6. Tell You The Truth - 2:58
7. Are You Sleeping? - 4:31
8. Nothing Could Be Better - 2:21
9. Maiden Voyage - 4:21
10.Patterns Of Reality - 5:22
Music and Lyrics by Andy Robinson

*Andy Robinson - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
*Carol Kaye - Bass
*Earl Palmer - Drums
*Jim Gordon - Drums
*David Cohen - Guitar
*Al Casey - Guitar
*Dennis Budimir - Guitar
*Lincoln Mayorga - Harpsichord
*Artie Butler - Organ, Piano
*Lincoln Mayorga - Piano
*Jesse Ehrlich - Cello
*Samuel Boghossian - Viola
*Sid Sharp - Violin
*Wilbert Nuttycombe - Violin
*Gary Coleman - Percussion
*Gene Estes - Percussion
*Ken Watson - Percussion
*Victor Feldman - Percussion