Flashback 50: East of Eden, “Mercator Projected.”
It’s a Flashback 50 with the 1969 debut by East of Eden, Mercator Projected. This seminal release was the blueprint that groups like King Crimson used at the dawn of progressive rock. This brilliant band fused psychedelia, free jazz, Middle Eastern, gypsy music and Bartok into a heady filled with searing electric violin, saxophone blowouts, some of the most profound electric bass you’ll ever hear and tripped out tunes sung through a Leslie speaker. John Diliberto brings us this lost classic, East of Eden’s Mercator Projected in a Flashback 50 on Echoes.