"Blue" Gene Tyranny - Out of the Blue
You already know Out of the Blue - even if you've never explicitly listened to or even heard of the 1978 album, one of the mythological first releases on Lovely Music alongside such gems as Robert Ashley's Private Parts, David Behrman's On The Other Ocean and Meredith Monk's Key - even if you've never heard it, you know it because it contains something essential and compassionate, effortlessly absorbable, friendly; like the thoughts and feelings stashed in the back and carried from childhood to elderhood and beyond. It developed out of “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Peter Gordon’s 1976 Trust in Rock concerts, which presented New Music for rock bands, collapsing avant and popular boundaries into a mellow love-in, intentional down to the last drop. Delightful all the way through, "A Letter from Home" is the thirty minute epic you will return to for life, an "electro-acoustic narrative meditation on 'the Doppler effect as a metaphor for the development of consciousness,'" with spoken-word contemplations on time and harmonics and anecdotes about playing in bands, not being able to get a tune out of your head, illusions and mysteries, love and friendship. Lovingly remastered and reissued for the first time on vinyl by Unseen Worlds.