This one will appeal to all of you insomniacs out there.
Needles to say, this beauty is hideously rare and just never turns up here due to totally bummed sales at the time and the marginal public it was catering to, making that maybe only a handful are still in circulation today (while the remainder of the initial pressing was sadly enough but probably hoarded of to a near dumpster to get incinerated).
Last copy I saw up for sale sold within 5 minutes for 700 dollars.
This copy is near mint so a better copy does not exist I believe and seen in that light, combined with the scarcity of this artifact I think we have a fair price.
SABIR MATEEN, DANIEL CARTER & DAVID NUSS: “Tenor Rising, Drums Expanding” (Sound @ One) (Picture Disc: Near Mint/ Outer Plastic Sleeve: Near Mint).
Price: 70 Euro copy to emerge in a looooong time with obi.Original 1969 US pressing of this full-blast psychedelic mind bender. "Saint Steven" is actually a guy named Steven Cataldo, a Boston-based musician who played in several other psych-rock bands before and after the release of this album, including Ultimate Spinach, The Nervous Eaters and Front Page Revue.Saint Steven creates his own little world here, and does his best to flesh out an entire concept album or two in its brief 29 minutes.But at the time of this recording, Abe was just a struggling and largely unknown doctor and hypnotist who recorded this one oddity for Union Records.As might be expected, he tries on this recording to convince you of his powers, drowsing you off into a deep slumber as well as demonstrating his ability.The recordings made by this 23 year old shakuhachi blower are all utterly unique and some refer to his sonic outpour as - playing as “Japanese old stone age style” and “noise shakuhachi”.