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Disc 1
01
I
19 :53
02
II
21 :27
Disc 2
01
III
23 :31
02
IV
23 :27
ARTIST
TITLE
August 1974
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ASH 3049CD ASH 3049CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

Originally issued as a double LP with each of the 4 tracks being roughly the same length as the side of a record, August 1974 presents the Taj Mahal Travellers at their most sophisticated. Although their stunning cosmic music was always improvised, the band, formed in 1969 by "six meta-music creators and one electronic engineer" played regularly throughout Japan and eventually found their way to Europe where they met up with avant-garde musicians such as Don Cherry. 1974 would be the band's last official release as they went their separate ways the following year with all but Takehisa Kosugi, leaving music behind them. Each track is distinct from the others, with several beginning with clearly-defined structure before departing into the realms of the abstract, with violin, harmonica, bass, tuba, trumpet and mandolin dueting in a subliminal and obscure manner. "Voices" both subhuman and supernatural, resonate with a universal inner voice. Digitally remastered, numbered limited edition. Includes LP insert.