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Gygafo : Legend of the kingfisher

from www.freakemporium.com

Previously unreleased album from the legendary Holyground label who released the "Astral Navigations" album. gygafo is a similar collection of dreamy acid folk rock laced with heavy progressive flouishes with electric guitar, keyboards etc. A charming album that sits perfectly alongside "Astral Navigations".....

from www.gepr.net ( New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock ) Another major rarity, Legend of the Kingfisher had only 140 copies originally pressed. This album is a psych album with some progressive touches. The opening cut contains plenty of Farfisa organ, vocal harmonizing and some Jefferson Airplane-styled fuzz guitar. After that the sound becomes a little more Progressive though still firmly in the psychedelic. The Farfisa isn't very prevalent; the guitars lead the way. In fact, there are a couple instances of some nice, intertwined dual guitar leads. There is plenty of flute and bird songs and other summer sounds between each song.from www.progarchives.com

These songs never got a release until 89, and come from 73 and the last two tracks from early 74 (all in mono). Not much is known about the band’s members past and future musical careers outside of this release.

from https://gnosis2000.net

For 1973, British group Gygafo's only album is somewhat of an anomaly as it sounds quite like a psych-rock album from a few years earlier with the fuzz guitar and organ. But despite the 60's tonal qualities, Gygafo also show the prediliction for structural complexity as initially portrayed on the album's second track, "A Room With a View," that trades between a whimsical progression and a more aggressive classical rock section. And, in fact, it is this threshold betwixt late 60's psych and embryonic progressive rock that Gygafo pirouette around throughout . . .These phases are particularly distinct on the long side one-ending, three-song suite, "Waiting for the Rain/Entering Winds of Long Ago/Season's Weather (Coming Home)," although once the first half of the album is through, Gygafo keep solidly to a whimsical, late 60s, bay area, psychedelic influenced rock. Fans of proto-prog, heavy on the proto, will likely find this an item of interest.