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Since 1973, fame was often within close reach for Lightstorm, but it never materialized on the world stage. The Divine Energy as Creation had a different plan. Maybe this first-ever Lightstorm collection, featuring tracks from two late 70s albums, will change the Divine Energy’s plan!
Husband and wife team Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate are Lightstorm: globetrotting musical collaborators retransmitting messages of love from their teacher and Avatar Sathya Sai Baba. Since 1973, the Lightstorm discography has been issued under a variety of aliases (Creation Earth, 33 1/3, Teeth) unknown to all but the most obsessed vinyl casualties.
Insofar as the irrepressible J&K are known at all, it’s for their twisted, ridiculously entertaining 1982 shot-on-video horror-comedy classic Boardinghouse. The ever-unpredictable Drag City/Yoga Records now present the first-ever Lightstorm collection. Creation fuses the best tracks from the spiritual concept double LP Who Am I: One (1977) and sensual glam rock killer 33 1/3 (1980, recently featured in the Enjoy The Experience private press book).
Eleven pieces of riveting catchy, psych-glam-weirdness, Creation captures both sides of Lightstorm. Soar with “Let Your Astral Body Fly,” and rut with “Missionary Is Impossible.” To say that there’s nothing else like Lightstorm would be an understatement, but their natural clear underlying love energy is unmistakable.
Art Rock, Experimental, Folk, Glam