White room with disintegrating walls
Ton Vlasman recorded this amazing piece of acid euro folk back in 1970, making it sound like an outter space freaked out Bob Dylan with the help of Frans Schoonen (organ, flute and harmonica) and Leo van Vugt (chincha tumba and tambourine). The seven original compositions are stunning, drug inspired psychedelic pieces of acid folk that mix Dylan with Indian ragas and even add some Pink Floyd overtones, yet from an acoustic rather than electric point of view. And the album contains also a very cool version of The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes”.
If you evered wondered how would Dylan have sounded covering The V.U., here’s a close example! The album, originally released on the small Flame label from Amsterdam, sold poorly back in the seventies – thus becoming a collector’s piece when it was rediscovered in the eighties. Since then it has been gathering new fans that pay small fortunes for a copy, no reissue has been available until now that Wah Wah offers 500 copies in a lavish edition that will probably sell out soon, so grab your copy before it’s too late!
The beautiful cover art and full color poster insert with the lyrics are the work of Leendert Le Duc, and both are here faithfully reproduced as they deserve. The Wah Wah reissue also features an extra insert with a text by reputed dutch collector Jean Jöbses and a couple of rare unseen period photos courtesi of the Frans Schoonen and Leo van Vugt archives.
The album has been carefully remastered by sound wizard Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering, making these songs sound like never before.