Saturday, February 20, 2010

Unity (1978)

I wish I knew more about this California-based New Music/New Age label. The release is by Oakland-based minimalist composer Jordan de la Sierra and is entitled 'Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose-Music from the Hearts of Space'. The double LP comes with a thick, illustrated booklet filled with text. I will leave you with the introduction:

Greetings to all fellow members
and space colonizers
here present
in this our local universe:
It is my intention to share this offering
of pure sound with shape
with all beings who live and breathe
expressing love through the grace of music
as a form of spacial food
for our finer being bodies
with the sublime wish that we all
may further enjoy our experience.

In truth and goodness and beauty



  1. Wow! this label is great. Very celtic looking too...

  2. I can't help but wonder if this design was influenced by the classic Takoma label. I can't imagine that there was a new-ager in 1978 who hadn't seen it.

  3. Yeah! Celtic!
    I didn't see the Takoma influence at first glance. I will take another look.

  4. I was thinking of the symmetrical layout of the long-necked animals (dragons/swans) in the water. Takoma has a rising/setting sun, and here there's a sun and moon.