Please note: With a pre-order of Waillee Waillee LP you also get a high-quality download of the complete album.
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.
LP version includes 12 page booklet with unpublished manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and songbooks of the songs from the album, as well as extended liner notes from friends and family of Dorothy Carter, including notable musicians such as Bob Rutman and Daniel Orlansky (of US Steel Cello Ensemble), Laraaji, and Alexander Hacke (of Einstürzende Neubauten). Housed in a beautiful silver tip-on jacket.
Remastered by Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering from long-lost master tapes found in Bob Rutman’s house in Berlin.
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