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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
A Bird in the Engine
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SV 062LP SV 062LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/25/2014

"In the late '60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia -- Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine -- before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the 'Australian Syd Barrett,' Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation. A Bird in the Engine is even more rare than his debut. From the extraordinary 'Eagle-Wise' to the remarkable title track (which includes the uncredited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), Proud's unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form. While other compilations of Proud's music have been released in recent years, this is the first time A Bird in the Engine has been reissued in its original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan, and Jandek."