Curiosity struck when I realized that this above average comp from URI had not a single artist credited on the label and a suspiciously blank back jacket. Having spun it last month as winter settled, I figured others might appreciate that kind of Northeasterly hypnosis which the LP speaks to perfectly. Daydreaming, stoned, lodged in the snow... indeed, there are many excellent tracks here, and while maybe not quite as atmospheric as Take Flight - I find myself coming back to this one... easily the better end of the Follies Bazaar series, a collective at URI which issued an annual student music sampler well into the 80s. If wintry folk explorations and jammy lo-fi Deadhead pirouettes aren't your bag, you at least have to needledrop the astounding, "Am I Not the One," a perfect slab of (even then) retrospective Ballroom psychedelia... Like everyone else, this highlight goes uncredited, and so I must leave it to the foggy mists of the Rhode Island Sound to give us any clues... Anyways - enjoy, and talk soon!
Am I Not the One