Friday, August 28, 2009


Orkustra was a band that tried a synthesis between symphonic orchestra and psychedelic band. The result was a sort of freeform psychedelia. The band existed a little more than a year before splitting in the summer of 1967. One of the main players was Bobby Beausoleil who later worked with Kenneth Anger and played the main role in the film Lucifer Rising before becoming involved with Charles Manson and his gang. Another player was David LaFlamme who later founded It's a Beautiful Day. During their heyday the band released no recordings, but RD Records of Switzerland has now released an LP with Orkustra music in collaboration with Beausoleil.

From Wikipedia
Jaime Leopold (bass), Terry Wilson (drums, percussion), Bobby Beausoleil (guitar, bouzouki), Henry Rasof (oboe),David Laflamme (violin)

01 - Flash Gordon
02 - Bombay Calling
03 - Punjab's Barber
04 - Flash Gordon's Return
05 - St. John's Cathedral Jam


Psicodelia pura said...

Wow deja, thanks!

warlock said...

Just played the sample. This is COOL. Can't wait to hear the whole thing!

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