Sunday, July 6, 2008

Holy Angels - Angel Trip (LA-082)



This is another one of the Nanjo/La Musica cassette tape releases from the late nineties. This is one of my faves; the rich, deep echo'd out psych is just gorgeous. Not really sure what the story behind this is exactly, though Holy Angels do have a few cassettes listed in this La Musica catalog. Angel Trip is listed as catalog number LA-082 and contains two long tracks. The description from the catalog (by Nanjo, translated by Alan Cumming) goes like this:

Space psycedelic group centring around female members. Their third release to feature that heavenly holy sound. While still pursuing the minimal progressive direction evident on their previous release, here they increase the voltage and add a full psychedelic trip-feel. Also features Asahito Nanjo on sitar. Unreleased studio recordings.


And that is about all the info I can dig it. It seems this was issued on vinyl at one point, but I never actually saw it or anything.

Holy Trip Part 1
Electric Flix

2 comments:

masonoise said...

I don't think any of the Holy Angels material was ever released on anything other than cassette, unfortunately. I was never able to learn anything about the group from Nanjo, and there's little to no info in the tapes, so they're a bit of a mystery and I don't even know if the same members were on each of the cassettes. Regardless, they're all fantastic stuff!

nicepooperzine said...

Hey ya Mason... I saw a listing here:

http://mysteryposter.blogspot.com/2008/01/holy-angels.html

That says that there was a Holy Angels LP, but that is the only place I ever saw any mention, and I def woulda picked this up on LP if I ever came across it, so who knows? Still, definitely one of the best of the LM tapes I have heard... see ya..Andyp