Irresistably charming album from this NY folkie, who apparently had listened to a lot of Donovan's and Byrds songs (and some Dylan). The album starts with two great folk-psych tunes, the sad waltz of "Organ Grinder's Dream" and the more known "Rising of Scorpio" that's been on many compilations. Note the excellent guitar work of Artie Traum and Dave Bromberg, faintly reminding Lee Underwood's guitar for Tim Buckley's early albums. I would say that Santo's voice is somewhere between a (very) quiet Buckley and Donovan (not witty thought). In other songs (Jingle Down A Hill) the echo of Donovan is more clear. Silver Currents' songs are mainly folk - imagine an acoustic Byrds record (without the 12-string of McGuinn), occasionaly coloured with the sounds of organ, piano and jews harp and some nice ballads with Santo's voice accompanied with his guitar.
The following two reviews are from Lysergia.com: Santo’s best known for "Rising Of Scorpio,” a cool tune that appeared on many psychedelic compilations, despite m
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