Deluxe edition of the texan psych legends 1968 classic - re-mastered by sonic boom (spaceman 3)
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no disputing that The Red Crayola (a. k.a. Krayola) are one of the most unique ensembles to have sprung from the International Artist’s canon. Closer to experimental music than rock and roll, the group’s late ‘60s free form freak-outs and sound collages made local friends and label mates The 13th Floor Elevators sound distinctly normal by comparison.
Over the last few years Charly has embarked on a labour of love to re-issue all of the original albums released on International Artists, the legendary psychedelic label, in distinctive limited luxury editions along with other interesting packages. Following releases of albums from The Golden Dawn, Bubble Puppy, Lost and Found, Endle St Cloud and all the original albums from The 13th Floor Elevators, the series continues with this re-issue of The Red Crayola’s second album from 1968.
Along with the Elevators, The Red Crayola were the mainstays of the International Artists label. The group are recognised in psychedelic circles as producing some of the weirdest music ever – combining elements of avant-garde and garage with wild, experimental freak outs and chilling stripped down songs which sounded unlike anything from the Sixties.
For this reissue of God Bless The Red Krayola, the album has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Pete Kember, AKA Sonic Boom, the former member of Spaceman 3 and producer of MGMT and Panda Bear. Packaged in a luxury digibook, this deluxe edition also features an extensive booklet written by IA authority Paul Drummond with a preface from Sonic Boom. (charly. co. uk)
,,Die 20 Tracks bilden einen Höllenritt durch gewohnte, kaum gewohnte und restlos ungewohnte Klänge. Songs und Skizzen, die teilweise bewusst naiv anmuten, um im nächsten Moment ein verbal kaum beschreibbares Eigenleben zu entwickeln, das nicht von dieser Welt ist." (Good Times, Oktober / November 2011)