Label: Bainbridge Records - BT 6204 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Easy Listening
The Mystic Moods Orchestra was a group known for mixing orchestral pop, environmental sounds, and pioneering recording techniques. It was created One Mistake - Various - Juice CD No. 126 audiophile Brad Miller. Throughout the rest of the s and s, the group continued to release similar styled recordings and their recordings continued to be reissued throughout the s and s.
Brad Miller was born in Burbank, Californiaand had developed an interest in railroading in his teens. After a few years of hanging around railyards and learning all the lore of steam and diesel engines, he decided to record the sounds Singin In The Rain - The Mystic Moods Orchestra - The Mystic Moods Orchestra Plays Nighttide some of the last steam locomotives operating on a major rail line.
Eventually, aroundhe and his friend, Jim Connella, formed a company called Mobile Fidelity Records and started cutting records from these field recordings, which they released through railroading magazines and model train shows. Sound Singin In The Rain - The Mystic Moods Orchestra - The Mystic Moods Orchestra Plays Nighttide recording was quite the rage at the dawn of stereo, and one of these albums of train sounds was even reviewed favorably in High Fidelity Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be - Unknown Artist - Ten Little Indians. His late-night stunt produced a barrage of listener phone calls most of which were positivemuch to his surprise.
He later related the episode to Miller, who was inspired by the idea. While working with arranger Don Ralke, Miller recorded a series of tunes, most of them Ralke originals, played by a string-laden orchestra, then mixed in a variety of environmental sounds he had collected. He took several months fine-tuning the blend, then cut a deal with Philips to release it under the title of One Stormy Nightcredited to the Mystic Moods Orchestra.
Don Ralke wrote most of the material and did all the arrangements for the first few albums. John Tartalgia did a few more, then Larry Fotine became the primary arranger when Miller and Kulka moved to the Warner label. The musical content shifted to mellow covers of current hits "Love the One You're With"and Warner's modified the packaging of the albums to make sure there was no mystery that these were records to serve as the preamble or accompaniment to sexual intercourse.
The release Erogenous came with an inner sleeve that, when pulled out, showed a nude couple in soft focus. InMiller founded his own label, called Sound Bird Records, and reissued many of the Mystic Moods Orchestra albums, as well as albums of environmental sounds without music and more train recordings. The backing track to the song "The First Day Of Forever" off the album Awakening was used for the theme song of the American version of the Japanese superhero television show Spectreman.
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