Madrigal (7) ‎– Madrigal

Lysergia ‎– 25-14 LP, Subliminal Sounds ‎– none
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Excursion
Written-By – Horn*
A2 Stoned Freakout
Written-By – Bonkoski*, Horn*Written-By, Musician – Ackerman*
A3 The Ballad (Dreams)
Written-By – Bonkoski*, Horn*
A4 Places
Written-By – Bonkoski*, Horn*
B1 Tambula
Written-By – Bonkoski*, Horn*
B2 Fallen Tree
Written-By – Horn*
B3 Where You Going
Written-By – Bonkoski*, Horn*
B4 B.B's Finale
Written-By – Bonkoski*


  • Arranged By, Producer, Bass, Instruments [String Instruments]William Bonkoski
  • Arranged By, Producer, Engineer, Theremin, Synthesizer [Oscillators], GuitarWilliam Horn (2)
  • Photography – Abby, Daniel


A Spyder Production.
Many thanks to R.K. Maestro for percussion.

Limited edition of 500 copies, 180 gram vinyl, deluxe case wrapped tip-on-sleeve, insert with liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 393210 134454

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ARA 136 Madrigal (7) Madrigal(LP, Album) Not On Label ARA 136 US 1971 Sell This Version



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May 20, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Certainly an interesting find for anyone who regularly spends time spelunking into the acid archives of underground rock history. The music is totally unpolished, but that's actually the draw here. Similar to Pärson Sound, The Red Krayola or Seventh Sons, this one just simply defies the known chronology of music. They sound more modern than any of the bands who were actually trying to sound modern in that time period, and from the looks of it, they really had no idea how advanced they really were. Call it a fluke, call it dumb luck; but the truth is that the vein these two nobody's struck in the studio would eventually get tapped into by a whole generation of musicians a few decades later. And because basically no one ever got a chance to hear it—let alone be influenced by it—we just have to accept that this sound got developed completely independently from them. Which is a fascinating thing, when you think about it. Like a missing link that was never actually there.

The noisy experiment titled "Stoned Freakout" is pretty random and not overly thoughtful or exciting, but the mellow indie-folk of Side Two is actually quite charming. It sounds like an early Beck demo, or something you'd find on K Records in the mid-90s (check out "Places" or "Fallen Tree" to see what I'm talking about). At any rate, this has to be one of the first invasions of a drum machine on a rock record, and the result is endearingly heartfelt, and surprisingly uncold.