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4.0 out of 5 stars
A neglected psychedelic/progressive gem., 21 Feb. 2000
Best remembered for their uncharacteristic 'crossover' hit Jig a Jig, East of Eden were a band of accomplished musicians who brought together a wide range of styles and influences from electric folk to Eastern promise and strangeness.
One of a total output of three, this album covers an enjoyable range from the weird "Northern Hemisphere" to the haunting "Bathers". Other tracks demonstrate the great proficiency of the band members with improvisation sometimes approaching prog. jazz. Dave Arbus's electric violin work excels.
This album is well produced too, with some spot-on double tracked stereo vocals and guitars, and proper use of echoes and effects.
This band also enjoyed their playing and had fun with it. There is even a running joke linking the last tracks. Have fun with it too!