Chris Campbell – Meetings With Remarkable Alloys
This 1987 cassette / CD release appears at a glance to be some sort of world fusion atrocity, but the Gurdjieff reference in the title turns out to be a very good thing indeed. It’s a consistently intense album with far more melody and direction than most bowl recordings, which are always pretty to listen to but often sound a little arbitrary and aimless. Campbell comes off from the recording and the liner notes as a serious musician and musicologist — a rarity in this small subgenre. I would really like to reissue this but the artist appears to have disappeared, or at least have gone to Australia. If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, please let me know via yogarecords.com. Namaste.