Sep 16, 2008

DROWNING POOL "Satori" (US,1987)

When those transatlantic darkwave winds, carrying with them english fog & european melancholy, blew over the folk-psych Californian grounds, many strangely beautiful "flowers" begun blooming in the area. Drowning Pool was one of the most extraordinary and (for their quality) the less known. Most representative work the double LP "SATORI", a collection of tracks most of which had already found shelter in previous obscure releases (cassettes, EPs, etc.)
Summing up eclectically the main 80`s inclinations (new wave, electronic, ambient, experimental, psych, world...) and adding a touch of love for 70`s prog, SATORI finds an hypnotic and ceremonial way to consolidate its influences into the local psych (pagan) manifestations of landscape adoration.
If you have loved bands like Savage Republic, Fourwaycross, 17 Pygmies, For Against, Red Temple Spirit, Shiva Burlesque... try Drowning Pool and very soon, i think, you`ll have to add SATORI to the pantheon.

SATORI (67mb)

4 comments:

the catman said...

Thanks! This is a wonderful album, and not only is the music on it excellent - but the printing of the album cover is really nice. Nate Starkman & Sons always did a top-notch job with that - "Sartori" has a cover that almost looks like high-quality homemade cardboard with hand-blocked lettering similar to show handbills... one of my fave covers from the 1980's. Thanks again for the post - always nice to see the ORIGINAL Drowning Pool get some props. :)

Anonymous said...

I bought this album back in my high school years. This record store was going out of business and they had a 3 for one sale. I didn't know anything about this little gem and just went with it based on the cover art. I can't remember any of the other records I got at the time, but I've never been able to forget this one. Just poking around on the internet and here it is! If there's anything else by/about these guys I'd love to hear, this new Drowning Pool band that's kicking around sort of hogs the spotlight and they sound really bad...

fivershutch23 said...

There's a Facebook page for the original Drowning Pool. It's under Drowning Pool 1984. 1984 is the year the original band formed. Adam Elesh is currently working on new material that will be released under a new project name. Satori was remasted and re-edited for CD release in 2009.

Esteban (Tenedor) said...

Muchas gracias!!!