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Mij / Yodeling Astrologer (aka: Color By The Number - Vinyl LP)

Mij / Yodeling Astrologer (aka: Color By The Number)

(LP – Jackpot Records)

“Yodeling Astrologer” (aka: Color By The Number) could be considered an anomaly, a one-off or a miracle of circumstance in the history of psychedelic pop music. Mij, a.k.a. Jim Holmberg was discovered by ESP owners while playing in Washington Square Park in the summer of 1968. His style and persona mesmerized the label heads, and he explained to them a recent auto accident had fractured his skull but left him changed. He perceived sound, color and vision differently and he had funneled this new world of perception directly into his music. All this was enough to warrant getting Mij into the studio to lay down a record of his rambly, cosmic folk songs. The entire album was recorded in three hours, first-takes and impromptu production intact, then pressed up and introduced to the world shortly thereafter. — Available on vinyl for the first time since an incredibly limited original pressing in 1969 on ESP Disk’.

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