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ARTIST
TITLE
Cosmic Peekaboo
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MA 052CD MA 052CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2006

Originally released in 2001, this release saw the return of one of the most idiosyncratic and original groups from the sixties: The Free Design -- cited as a main influence by artists like Stereolab (who named an entire EP after the group), The High Llamas, Saint Etienne and Cornelius (who reissued their sixties recordings on his own Trattoria label). The group recorded seven albums between 1967 and 1973, and originals of these albums are now extremely sought-after. Free Design main man Chris Dedrick agreed to a one-off reformation in 2000 to contribute to the Marina compilation of Caroline Now! The Music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. This led directly to a full-scale reunion, and Cosmic Peekaboo presented the first new material by The Free Design in almost 30 years. Performed by the original line up that recorded their 1967 debut album Kites Are Fun, Cosmic Peekaboo is a complex masterpiece of unique beauty, abstract vocal harmonies and truly unusual arrangements of all new original songs. Over 30 years, The Free Design remain separate from the pack with a completely unique artistic vision. Cosmic Peekaboo is as heavenly and artful as pop can be.