On A Day Of Crystalline Thought
Beyond rare private press album from 1974, a fantastic mix of progressive rock with acid-folk, spaced-out psychedelia and cool conceptual / soundtrack vibe.
Pete Fine is a virtuoso acoustic and electric guitarist and also a self-taught composer and orchestrator. After playing with psychedelic hard-rock trio FLOW in the early 70s in New York, Pete, influenced by classical composers like Anton Bruckner, started to focus on his 12-string guitar, composing music in a symphonic style.
“On A Day Of Crystaline Thought” was his first solo album, self-released in 1974 as a private, home-made edition of 100 copies, now impossible to find.
It was recorded using classical / rock musicians plus a chamber Orchestra from Harlem. It features 12-string guitars, electric guitars, timpani, string sections, French horns, flute, piano, organ, drums with early digital delays, female vocal harmonies.
*Insert with liner notes & photos
FILE UNDER: PROG-ROCK, PSYCH, SYMPHONIC ROCK, ACID FOLK…
Side 1: 1. Revelation – Prelude – For Sam – 2. Meditations – 3. Looking Ahead – 4. Sunrise
Side 2: 1. Life – 2. Moo – 3. Bijinkies – 4. Rita