Madrigal

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Finally available of one of the great lost Grail’s of the NYC freak underground! Original vinyl copies trading hands for $3-4000 on the rare occasions it is offered, Madrigal has grown into a legend among fans of psychedelic drone music. An amazing do-it-yourself descent into the murkiest depths of the early 1970s underground. It’s two guys sitting in what sounds like a boiler room, equipped with a drum machine, an electric guitar & bass and some oscillators, hotwiring themselves into the lysergic flow of the Now. The music drones and cavorts while incomprehensible screams and dialogue lurk in the background, as heard through a locked door. The atmosphere is as thick as in a nightmare. But Madrigal’s strongest achievement may be the seamless shift from the harrowing visions of machinery and faceless suffering of the first couple of tracks into a string of dark, haunting folk-rock numbers on the later ones, a transition as natural as if these were simply the two sides of the same unclassifiable coin. Pioneering at the time and still unique today, vague parallels could be made to Suicide, the Patron Saints and Velvet Underground’s third LP, but first and last Madrigal can only be understood on its own.
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Excursion 00:02:19 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
2. Stoned Freakout 00:13:06 1.30 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn | William Bonkoski | John Ackerman
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
3. The Ballad (Dreams) 00:02:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn | William Bonkoski
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
4. Places 00:03:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn | William Bonkoski
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
5. Tambula 00:08:40 1.20 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn | William Bonkoski
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
6. Fallen Tree 00:04:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
7. Where You Going 00:03:18 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Horn | William Bonkoski
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski
8. B.B's Finale 00:02:48 1.00 USD
Main artist Madrigal
Composer William Bonkoski
Arrangers William Horn | William Bonkoski
Producers William Horn | William Bonkoski