Here is an essential addition to Lost-in-Tyme. Some straight from the LP 320 kbs hi quality MP3s for your enjoyment of discovering or rediscovering a great album!
Aorta is the name... For the album and for the band. 1969 was the year...
Tracks : 1 Main Vein I 2Heart Attack 3 What's In My Mind's Eye 4 Magic Bed 5 Main Vein II 6 Sleep Tight 7 Catalyptic 8 Main Vein III 9 Sprinkle Road To Cork Street 10 Ode To Missy Mxyzosptlk 11 Strange 12 A Thousand Thoughts 13 Thoughts and Feelings 14 Main Vein IV
you find your main vein (or at least one of the four suggested on that
LP) and have a nice trip. Some of you may reply that the aorta is not a
vein but an artery... Who cares? the effects you get are the same... A
complex cocktail indeed. Some passages may suffer the test of time (but
not the one of Tyme) The whole remains a flowing suite of very
satisfying tracks both for the ear and the mind :) Enjoy!
Here is what Bryan Thomas from Allmusic have to say about this one :
the mid-'60s, the members of Aorta -- originally hailing from Rockford,
IL -- had previously been in a group called the Exceptions. Early
members of this group included Kal David (later of Illinois Speed Press
and H.P. Lovecraft), Marty Grebb (the Buckinghams), and Peter Cetera
(Chicago). The Exceptions were a soulful, if unremarkable, Top 40s
cover group who were nevertheless acclaimed for their "exceptional"
musicianship. They were one of the more popular acts on the greater
Chicago local scene, and released a handful of singles on numerous
Midwest labels -- Tollie, Cameo, Quill -- and for L.A.-based Capitol.
For the last of these releases, the band dropped the "s" from their
name and began calling themselves the Exception (a compilation for the
Collectables label, The Quill Records Story, collects two of their
singles). They also recorded an EP called "A Rock & Roll Mass for
the Flair label; it featured six different rock songs with words taken
from various religious prayers. As each member of the group -- with the
exception of bassist Peter Cetera -- already had an eye toward
expanding their original material to include a more "psychedelic"
sound, they soon reconfigured themselves as Aorta, and, in late 1968,
recorded a single for Atlantic. Eventually, producer Bill Traut
(American Breed) approached them on behalf of Dunwich Productions,
Inc., and -- with Bobby Jones taking over on bass after Cetera's
departure -- they accepted his offer to record their debut album for
Columbia in 1969. They recorded two albums under the name Aorta. The
first of these, the self-titled Aorta, is today highly acclaimed as a
lite-psych album of some minor renown, and though it managed to chart
on Billboard's album charts, it failed to do what was expected. A
revised version of the group -- still led by Jim Donlinger and now
featuring Michael Been on bass/guitar/vocals -- recorded the
drastically different second album, Aorta 2, for the Happy Tiger label.
Jim Donlinger -- who along with his brother and Jim Nyeholt (during a
brief period between the two albums), had all played in the Rotary
Connection -- later left Aorta to join Lovecraft (formerly H.P.
Lovecraft, who were signed to Reprise at the time), while Billy Herman
would eventually move on to join New Colony Six. Michael Been later
played with Moby Grape members Jerry Millerand Bob Mosley in Fine Wine,
and ultimately achieved his biggest success with the Call. Been is also
the father of Robert Turner of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The
original Aorta later re-formed (joining another great Chicago-area
group, the Cryan' Shames) to do promo spots for the U.S. Armed Forces
on a very rare promotional LP. They've appeared on numerous
compilations over the years. Aorta was re-issued on CD in 1996."
Sounds good to me... Thanks Bryan ;)
never heard that CD reissue but some reviewers say that the sound is so
so... Here is the occasion to hear it in all its glorious LP version!
May Lost-in-Tyme never find the way home! (Another way of saying Keep on Rockin'!)
By the way, thanks to Pat Lego for that awesome LP!