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12-08-2014, 20:56
Music | Rock

H.P. Lovecraft – II (1968)

Artist: H.P. Lovecraft
Title Of Album: II
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Phoenix Records ASH 3008
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: VBR 0
Total Size: 58 MB
Total Time: 33:20
Website: Discogs

01. Spin, Spin, Spin 03:24
02. It's About Time 05:19
03. Blue Jack Of Diamonds 03:08
04. Electrallentando 06:40
05. At The Mountains Of Madness 04:59
06. Mobius Trip 02:45
07. High Flying Bird 03:23
08. Nothing's Boy 00:41
09. Keeper Of The Keys 03:08

Tony Cavallari: guitar, vocals
Dave Michaels (David Miotke): organ, harpsichord, clarinet, vocals, recorder, keyboards, piano
George Edwards: guitar, bass, vocals, Mexican guitarrón
Jeffrey "Jeff" Boyan (Geoff Bryan): vocals, bass
Michael Tegza: percussion, drums, vocals

Review from RateYourMusic:
Following a move to Southern California which saw bassist Jerry McGeorge unceremoniously replaced by former Saturday's Child bassist John Boyan, the band found itself under intense pressure to record a follow-up collection. Largely written and recorded on the fly and in the studio (probably explaining why the sophomore set had quite a few covers, including two by band friend Terry Callier), 1968's cleverly title "H.P. Lovecraft II" continued the band's partnership with manager/producer George Bandoski. Reportedly recorded while tripping on various illicit substances, compared to the first album songs such as 'High Flying Bird', 'Blue Jack of Diamonds' and 'Mobius Trip' found the band pursuing a decidedly experimental attack. Extended tracks such as 'It's About Time' and 'At the Mountains of Madness' opted for dense, highly orchestrated arrangements, complete with rambling percussion, sleepy, treated vocals and spacey synthesizer tones. While the results occasionally drifted to the dull and ponderous (Electrallentando'') ,all in all it still made for an interesting listen. In spite of their trippy titles, atypically melodic and focused 'At the Mountains of Madness' and 'Spin, Spin, Spin' were among the few tracks to capture the freshness of their debut. Elsewhere Philips tapped the album for a single in the form of 'Keeper of the Keys' b/w 'Blue Jack of Diamonds' (Philips catalog number 40578). Unfortunately, shortly after the album was released keyboardist David Michaels called it quits. Increasingly unhappy with the band's loss of musical and personal focus; their unwillingness to record some of his material, and having experienced somewhat of a religious awakening he returned to Chicago and resumed his college studies at Northwestern University. His departure came at a critical time for the band. Within weeks Philips had all but pulled the plug on support for the album the band essentially collapsing on itself.

Biography from Allmusic:
Featuring two strong singers (who often sang dual leads), hauntingly hazy arrangements, and imaginative songwriting that drew from pop and folk influences, H.P. Lovecraft was one of the better psychedelic groups of the late '60s. The band was formed by ex-folky George Edwards in Chicago in 1967. Edwards and keyboardist Dave Michaels, a classically trained singer with a four-octave range, handled the vocals, which echoed Jefferson Airplane's in their depth and blend of high and low parts. Their self-titled 1967 LP was an impressive debut, featuring strong originals and covers of early compositions by Randy Newman and Fred Neil, as well as one of the first underground FM radio favorites, "White Ship." The band moved to California the following year; their second and last album, H.P. Lovecraft II, was a much more sprawling and unfocused work, despite some strong moments. A spin-off group, Lovecraft, released a couple LPs in the '70s that bore little relation to the first incarnation of the band.

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