The David, who came from Los Angeles, made an interesting album which has now become a collectors' item. The title track blends Eastern, chantlike overtones with Western orchestrational motifs. Other tracks are often characterised by driving rhythms played alongside oddly spaced melody lines. Much of the material - which was all written and composed by Warren Hansen - is heavily orchestrated. Hansen also invented an instrument, which he called the Plasmatar, to provide the vibrant rasp on one track Mirrors of Wood, which also contains some fine fuzztone. The final track Of Our Other Days had considerable commercial potential with a calypso- style melody and hypnotic beat.
The second 45 includes a fabulous non-LP scuzzy-sitar-punker: People Saying, People Seeing.
Compilation appearances have included: 40 Miles and I'm Not Alone on Pebbles Vol. 9 (CD) and Boulders, Vol. 6 (LP); I'm Not Alone and Sweet December on Sixties Archive Vol. 8 (CD) and Acid Trip From The Psychedelic Sixties (LP); People Staying, People Seeing on Seeds Turn To Flowers Turn To Dust (LP & CD) and U-Spaces: Psychedelic Archaeology Vol. 1 (CDR); 40 Miles on Gone, Vol. 1 (LP).
(Vernon Joynson / Max Waller)
1. Another Day, Another Lifetime/I Would Like To Know
2. I'm Not Alone
3. Sweet December
4. Tell Me More
5. Now To You
6. Professor Crawford
7. Time M
8. So Much More
9. Mirrors Of Wood
10. Of Our Other Days
11. I Don't Care
12. Mister, You're A Better Man Than I
Thanks a James Lee!...
The David - Another Day, Another Lifetime 1968