In this bundle, you get three key releases from the Modern Harmonic catalog, along with a Sundazed record cleaning cloth, all packaged
in a “The Plural Of Vinyl Is Vinyl” record bag!
MH-8020 - John Cage Meets Sun Ra – The Complete Concert
A double LP on clear vinyl! The avant-garde collaboration of mythic proportions! For the first time every minute of the historic 1986 John Cage Meets Sun Ra show is available. Includes over 25 minutes of unheard audio and extensive liner notes from show attendee and jazz writer, Howard Mandel. If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn't have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986, at Coney Island's dilapidated freak show, space-age avant-jazz genius Sun Ra met avant-garde "serious music" composer John Cage in an unforgettable performance. You couldn't imagine two figures more opposite.
MH-8023 - Margo Guyran – 29 Demos
A double LP on red and blue vinyl! At last, the follow-up to Take A Picture! 29 fully-fleshed-out soft-pop masterpieces from Margo’s songwriting vault, available on vinyl for the first time! As a successful songwriter, her compositions have been recorded by the likes of Jackie DeShannon, Spanky & Our Gang, Astrid Gilberto, Claudine Longet, Oliver, Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell, Saint Etienne and Harry Belafonte. Her only solo album, the magnificent Take A Picture (featuring the hit “Sunday Morning"), has become a cult classic since its release in 1968, and no wonder: its combination of marvelously funky sunshine arrangements and Margo's delicious melodies are a heady combo. She’s influenced everyone from the Wondermints to Belle and Sebastian to Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (who listened to Take A Picture while writing Juno).
MH-8019 - Tak Shindo – Mganga!
On blue vinyl! Afro-Asian Exotica! Jungle beats and lush rhythms from the famed film and television composer. An early stereo marvel from the original 1958 tapes! Takashi "Tak" Shindo was one of the most prominent purveyors of that gorgeous genre known as Exotica, a magnificent and surreal style of music which took the sounds of cultures at the time unknown or mysterious and blended it into a swingy, sexy stew. As a Japanese-American, Shindo brought a unique cultural perspective to the proceedings -- he combined the sounds of his own heritage into a brilliantly orchestrated shabu-shabu that made him a highly in-demand arranger and composer (Shindo would later become known for his TV scores, including Gunsmoke).