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PENETRATION - AN AQUARIAN SYMPHONY

Ya Ho Wha 13

 

Krautrock

3.38 | 11 ratings

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Captain Capricorn
5 stars Ya Ho Wha 13 is the musical vehicle for the teachings of a spiritual guru known as Father Yod. Father Yod headed a commune in California, & later in Hawaii, during the 1970's that focused on brotherhood, vegetarianism, yoga, & living in T.E.N. (The Eternal Now). He & his followers, collectively known as 'The Source Family', would rise before dawn & chant 'Yod Heh Vau Heh' for 2 -3 hours before Father Yod & his three 'Savage Sons' (guitarist Djin, drummer Octavius, & bassist Sunflower) would enter into their studio (a converted garage that was donated to them) & record hours of unrestrained, psychedelic, improvised music with Father Yod alternately pounding a kettle drum & a gong (often using the gong as a ride & the kettle drum as a tom) while chanting or wailing out whatever it was he wanted to say at that particular moment. 'Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony' was intended to be Ya Ho Wha 13's masterwork, acting as a Merkabah of sorts to elevate its listeners to a heightened state of consciousness - & I must say, it does the trick!

'Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony' is highly recommended for fans of Amon Düül II or Ash Ra Tempel.

Captain Capricorn | 5/5 |

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