Boomkat Product Review:
Good Morning Tapes with another stunner, collecting outsider US new age from 1975 to 1995 as selected by Mark Griffey outta NYC who runs New Age website/catalogue Ultravillage.
Due to the nature of the material it seems likely that most of the material included has never seen the light of day before, and offers wall to wall padded bliss quite literally opening with sounds of crashing waves setting the scene for an hour of breezy vibes that will appeal to both GMT devotees and New Age heads.
As Griffey explains “…many artists from this era produced their music on cassette in small editions which were sold through a network of independent book shops and magazines. While collector interest remains high, much of the music is not well documented and Ultravillage aims to improve that by providing an in-depth look at these musicians and their music. For this mix, my theme was the elements - water, earth, air and fire, with the first two represented on side one and the latter two represented on the second side. Many artists here integrate the sounds of nature in their recordings, or use their instruments to evoke the elements."