Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jade Warrior - Waves (1975)
I've heard many a psychedelic/ambient epic in my day, but none of them come close to this seminal 40-some minute release, blending Pink Floyd circa Meddle and fusion-era Miles Davis into a real crackin' slice of drift...and all before Brian Eno's Another Green World would hit shelves!
Jade Warrior are one of progressive rock's unsung heroes, but in this record they became the forefathers to a lot of ambient and post-rock material that would emerge in later decades too. It's a personal favorite, so treat it well!