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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Machingbyrd - The Road To Forbidden Ecstacy

This has taken me forever to sort out and the file info has driven me insane thanks to this dying computer. The album is entitled 'The Road to Forbidden Ecstacy' (the files may still be named 'ecstasy', if they are please re-title), released in 1980 by a man named Michael Engberg under the pseudonym of Machingbyrd - pronounced 'mach' (as in the speed Mach 3), 'ing', 'bird'.
I managed to pick this up about one and a half years ago off an internet store for a fraction of other prices I'd seen (ebay). It was still sealed, but because of the fact it had been sealed for 27 years the record came a bit bowl warped (hence the much lower price). Hopefully you won't notice that in this replication, to my ears the quality is very good.
Overall it's a very pleasing acid folk album, one of the many that have been lost in time.

Machingbyrd - The Road to Forbidden Ecstacy (1980)

Track Listing:
A1. The Road to Forbidden Ecstacy
A2. Illusion
A3. By Your Leave
A4. Hand-to-Mouth
A5. A Thrill in Disguise

B1. Cricket Song
B2. Stronger Than Steel
B3. His Wildest Dreams
B4. Simple Symphony
B5. Mary B. Reel

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0DAZIPNE (mp3, 256kbps)

If you download and enjoy this album please pay a visit to Michael's website.


kumbaya said...

Mate, you just made my day as i've been eager to hear this set for sometime now and finding it online was a great treat. Hats of for a great post.

disconcerted said...

No problem. Hope it has been worth the wait. A few people contacted me ages ago interested in hearing it so thought it was about time.