Albums didn’t come more psychedelic than the third offering from The Incredible String Band from 1967 called “The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion.” Robin Williamson and Mike Heron offered their special blend of acoustic guitars, madrigal inspired songs and sitar layered music to create a brew that was of another time and otherworldly. When I listen to this album, I get an almost claustrophobic feeling thick with the smoke of incense and a stoked hookah staring me in the face in the middle of the room. Not such a bad thing…but not too practical either. You just wanna lie down and take it all in before drifting off. Such is the power of this album and the music of The Incredible String Band.
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