William Nowik ‎- Pan Symphony In E Minor

William Nowik ‎- Pan Symphony In E Minor
William Nowik ‎- Pan Symphony In E Minor
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Guerssen ‎(GUESS063)
Special Attributes: Reissue, originally out in 1974
Release Date: 2009
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" the kind of album that hardcore vinyl collectors -- especially those whose specialty is esoteric psych-prog relics of the ‘60s and ‘70s -- talk about using terms like "holy grail" ..." (

"...Nowik explores electric and acoustic contrast, rhythm and percussion, with a variety of guitars, bass, violins, flute, piano, organ, clocks, bells, thumb-piano, and drums. He used to play very long gigs and parties, and consequently gravitated toward longer songs considered unsuitable for radio airplay. Pan Symphony in E Minor is a mostly solo musical trip across assorted terrain. About five minutes in and the abrasive violin/guitar dynamic (from 1974, remember) will sound very familiar to fans of Dirty Three.  Elsewhere, there are West Coast math-psych-blues-rock passages, brief but lovely guitar slashes reminiscent of Laurie Wisefield’s rare avant-garde moments, a smidgeon of Gregorian chant, cosmic shuffles, circular folk sections, fluid Canterbury style progressions, choppy Havens-meets-flamenco guitar, electric doubling, a crashing wave, rain, rumbles, chimes and a tinkling semi-crescendo..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Conjuration To Pan     
A2 Flight From Morocco     
A3 Dyonisus     
A4 Tales Of Joujouka     
A5 Conjuration To Pan/Dirigatur
B1 Rolling To Venus Interlude     
B2 Time To Cry     
B3 Heaven Help Us All     
B4 Soma     
B5 Burnt Offering     
B6 Pan's Sleep     
B7 Sky Fire     
B8 Pan's Return To The Mountains     
B9 Finale --- Conjuration To Pan

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