Sunday, May 22, 2011

Farewell Aldebaran

This is a fantastic record. I've had it sitting around for two years, and finally I'm listening to it today.
Farewell Aldebaran is by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester (the cover is a solarised picture of them with their daughter and cat). Released in 1969 on Frank Zappa's Straight Label. Psychy folk rock with synths. Songs are all over the place- poppy, somber, spacey, you got it. Bernie Krause plays the Moog here (he bought one of the first Moog synthesizers made, in 1966).

In honor of the Rapture which happened yesterday, here are the lyrics to their song "Rapture."

Divers asleep
Dream of the deep
Closing over their heads
Lost comrades gather by their beds
"Her voice in the drowned bells
was tolling
In rapture we died
Waves o'er us rolling"
Pilots beware
the perilous air
Streaming under your wings
Her voice in the hot sun is calling
In rapture you die
Flying and falling
Lovers who lie
beneath the night sky
neither speak nor hear
in the perfect stillness
She is near
Her voice in the heart's blood comes roaring
In rapture they die
Diving and soaring

1 comment:

  1. Even more interesting if one is familiar with Henske's other vocal work.