—01. First-time vinyl reissue.
Superior Viaduct, which turned up on my radar last year, are making available some of the most unique and diverse albums from multiple genres. In spite of their consistently eclectic output of reissues, seeing an upcoming LP release from the experimentalist Jon Gibson still made me do a double take. The label write-up explains, "Visitations, Gibson's first release under his own name, originally appeared on the Chatham Square imprint in 1973. Inspired by the books of Carlos Castaneda, Gibson departs from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers and takes the listener on an aural journey—spanning organic field recordings, ambient flutes and synthesizers, and free-flowing textures. Visitations' two side-long tracks are at once solemn and unsettling, making this an astonishing debut that firmly establishes (the artist) as a pioneer in his own right.”