Thursday, November 4, 2010

Deep in the Bamboo Cosmos



Peaceful Solutions was a collaboration between Kirby Shelstad and Richard Allen, two musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. This, their first lp, was released in 1984. Richard Allen made the instruments he is playing from bamboo. Various flutes including shakuhachi and transverse, whistles and bamboo saxophones were among the instruments used on this recording. Kirby Shelstad added synthesizers, vibraphone and various percussion instruments. The music is a kind of a folk/new age fusion and the result is unbelievable.

Peaceful Solutions

13 comments:

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you Zeroy, I am enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Always a treat to discover something new and awesome!

Sooor said...

listening to it right now...

only got past the three merlin's suite tracks yet but i can say that the album is worth it just for those 3 tracks alone :)

thanks for this..

basso said...

oh my god! this is wonderful.........total blisssss thanks a lot!

Mike said...

How do you find this stuff? You must have some radar built into your DNA for rare gems. ;)

BCR said...

thanx!

Anonymous said...

this is rad. couldnt find a discogs entry.

luke said...

what an absolute gem! thank you so much for sharing this

Zeroy said...

Fixed the Discogs problem . . .

graphix said...

thanks for the discogs fixing

Anonymous said...

any way you could re-up this??? thanks!
-Kris

thesweettitz said...

i bought this on cassette at an art fair in louisville in the mid eighties. i listened to it constantly while reading fantasy novels.

Riz said...

Would love to hear this. Any chance of a re-up link? Thanks in advance.