Monday, March 10, 2014

The Paul Horn Quintet - Here's That Rainy Day


Well here's a nice surprise I recently discovered languishing in a dollar bin. I was on a binge, buying dollar records just for the interesting cover, and that's how I came across this beauty. This is about as easy as easy listening gets, and reminds me of Simon Rady's "Voices In Motion".  This one is far more instrumental however, and even though there are "voices" as the title suggests, the voices are mainly going "woooo" and "ahhhhh", occasionally sending out an actual lyric amid the mellow arrangements. Yes, this one is all about the atmosphere. It's also one of the cleanest sounding records I own, despite a number of surface marks, some of them quite nasty looking. I wasn't expecting this to sound so great, and I used no filtering on this rip, leaving in whatever vinyl crackle was still present.

And by the way, what ABOUT that cover? She's just sort of zoning out there, listening to the fire she started using that big bowl of matchbooks on the coffee table. Is that her smartphone lying on the ottoman in front of her? Maybe she's having a bad case of "wait by the phone".

Enjoy, Starlite visitors!

Here's Here's That Rainy Day!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Thanks a lot.

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    1. Enjoy, Ron! I am still getting chills when I spin this disc, it's so QUIET.

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  2. I absolutely love this album, I don't know what it is but I just do. Thanks for the share.

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    1. It does have that certain something, doesn't it? It's got a perfect balance of smoothness, atmosphere, and a little kitsch. Woooooo aaaahhhhhh....

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  3. I agree, I bought my own copy recently.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this «ambient music» avant la lettre! Paul Horn sound is always a big surprise, I recommend Altura do Sol (High Sun) (with Egberto Gismonti, Dom Salvador, Dom Um Romão, Roberto Silva and Ron Carter) or Inside the Great Pyramid, both from 1976.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I was looking for it for a long time.

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