The Ceyleib People - Tanyet. 1967 USA

From Los Angeles, The Ceyleib People released this one 23 minute album of instrumental psychedelic music with a heavy emphasis on looking eastwards toward India, which was quite the trendy thing to do in 1967. So if the idea of mixing sitar with the Chamberlin (precursor to the Mellotron) is an exciting concept for you, then The Ceyleib People will certainly satisfy. I quite like it myself, though it is a bit of musical wallpaper to be honest. Conditionally recommended. I'll probably hold onto to it for a few years more, though not likely to make it for the long haul.

Personal collection

The second scan is the German original, which appears to have had wide distribution in Europe. The Dropout CD is the only legit reissue and doubles the length by adding a mono mix, which certainly does sound better in this case. The stereo version is lacking... something.

Feb 2018 update: As hinted above, I decided to  move out the CD.

1 comment:

  1. A young Ry Cooder (crediter as "Ry Cooter") on this one.


Curt Cress Clan - CCC. 1975 Germany

Curt Cress Clan had one album released smack dab in the middle of the funky fusion era, and this album falls right in lockstep with expect...