Dorothy Carter – Waillee Waillee CD



Please note: This is a pre-order, copies shipping in mid to late December, 2023.

The first ever reissue of Dorothy Carter’s 1978 folk/psych/drone masterpiece. A truly unique album in her catalog of otherwise traditional psaltery folk music, Waillee Waillee‘s essence sits in the confluence of Dorothy’s mastery of the dulcimer; its shimmering notes fully enmeshed with the tremulous, cavernous drones of Bob Rutman’s bowed steel cello. The core of this album, Dorothy’s only with a full band, lies in the contradiction of traditional psych-folk idioms and the minimal avant-garde, referencing Terry Riley, Laraaji & Pauline Oliveros as much as Linda Perhacs and Karen Dalton. Her influence on Laraaji’s body of work & playing is also clear upon listening to the transcendental tones of Waillee Waillee.

CD version comes packaged in a standard jewel-case and includes a cute 8–page booklet.

Remastered by Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering from long-lost master tapes found in Bob Rutman’s house in Berlin.

With a pre-order of Waillee Waillee CD you also get a high-quality download of the complete album the moment it’s released.

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