SPACETALK - MORRISON KINCANNON - 'BENEATH THE REDWOODS'
'Beneath The Redwoods'..
It's two guys from California who made a lot of beautiful music back in the late 70s and early 80s and for one reason and another, they never got the record deal they had hoped for. The music has been locked away in a dusty attic never seeing daylight. The Spacetalk guys are big diggers/ collectors and on a trip of CA 2 years ago they discovered the music of Morrison & Kincannon.
Spacetalk Records is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten Californian duo Morrison Kincannon, rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter, Norman Morrison.
Morrison and Kincannon first started working together as teenagers almost 50 years ago. Every Saturday, they would get together to jam and write songs. This led to recording sessions at a friendly studio in San Francisco and a management and publishing deal with Manny Greenhill, a man who had previously nurtured the careers of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
Right from the off, the album sets a lazy, jazzed out gentile rock mele of sounds, with the opening track “Freely” reminding us all of them lazy days and sunset nights. (And absolutely no substances where taken or harmed in this free love machine).
We then move on to the 'Doorsesque' 'I’ll be ok tomorrow” complete with the lush flounderings of that unmistakeable organ and pattering Rhodes. It must have been great making music in this time with out any sort of production restrictions or pressure from the corporate powers that be.
Morrison continues to move through the smokey folk filled musical gears on tracks like “To See One Eagle Fly and “I Believe There Is Good In This World” which of course there is and it's music of this nature which can easily lift your spirits up. God only knows the US needs it at this present time (its turned a distinct shade of orange).
“Dier Nier Nier Niernt” is an all out acoustic solo almost with the huge similarities to “Fleetwood Mac’s” track from the 1977 “The Chain”(which came first the chicken or the egg you decide), It’s straight a sit around the fire and forget the world type vibe and absolute bliss. The seasons change with “Summer Days” telling tales of teenage years gone by and makes you want to go back to the 70s/80s and jump into that Volksvgan Type 2 with your surfboard.
The album moves through many more feed good factors such as “Sonshine, Destination, Seashell and All My Life” then we come to a close on the track “A Few Minutes of Peace” which perfectly pulls across the curtain on “Beneath The Redwoods” it was pleasure to hear such lost gems of music that don’t and didn’t pander to technology in its creation or writing process. Go and sit in your garden (or beach if you own one) and enjoy.