Saturday, June 24, 2006

Kendra Smith: The guild of temporal adventurers

Here is a present for all DREAM SYNDICATE fans and those who love the Pasley Underground: the first solo album by KENDRA SMITH (and iI think it is out of print too), formerly a founder member of the DM (she played bass), and then played in OPAL (that, after she left, became MAZZY STAR).
This "Guild of temporal of temporal adventurers" is closer to OPAL/MAZZY STAR's work, since it's mostly about dreamy songs with harmoniums, chorus/fuzz-guitars and whispered voices. Like lullabies from the stratosphere, I would say...
But it is not only for her fans, being this a great album indeed, with extremely well-written pieces of music (sometimes it seems to me that it could be the kind of album that NICO could have made if she had had more melodical sense...and if she was she was born in south California in 1960, instead of Germany in 1938...)
And if you want to know even more about KS and her related bands try here.

The guild of temporal adventurers

6 comments:

firpo said...

Hi, do you know where I can find Opal "Early recordings" for download?

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I am an enormous Opal/Mazzy Star fan. Any chance you might be able to post the Rainy Day album?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. The band from Glasgow have just released quite a Velvetsy cover of 'Stars Are In Yr Eyes' from Guild of Temporal... Kendra fans should like it:

nationalparksite.com

michael said...

I have longed to hear this record again for years. Amazing mysterious & simple. I downloaded it but it seems to be password protected? What is the secret code?
Thanks, -michael

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this--I've been searching for it for ages. Is there anyway you can repost the track 3 interlude-Himalayan Bells? The file is corrupt and skips. Many, many thanks.

CylonDetector2000 said...

Excellent post, but I got here too late. Link has expired. Please re-upload if you can. Also, would you be able to re-upload "Live at Raji's - Disc 2" from the June 26, 2007 post? [I would've commented on that page, but I didn't want to follow a long, inappropriate rant that somehow got past your moderator.] Many thanks for whatever you can do.