Ursula K. Le Guin and Todd Barton's album Music and Poetry of the Kesh. Available here on LP and CD.
While the literary world mourns beloved author Ursula K. Le Guin, who died at age 88 recently, RVNG sub-label Freedom To Spend is shining a much-needed spotlight on her musical work with a reissue of the rare 1985 album Music and Poetry Of The Kesh. The album was recorded with Buchla synthesist Todd Barton and originally released on cassette as a soundtrack to her book Always Coming Home. The book follows a woman exploring her heritage in The Kesh, a Pacific Coast people invented by Le Guin, and also includes sections written in the style of a textbook and anthropological study. The reissue process was supervised by Le Guin, Barton and their literary agent, with the final release being approved by the author’s surviving family. The release comes with Le Guin’s illustrations from Always Coming Home printed on the jacket, a reprinting of the original lyric sheet and new liner notes from writer and a long-time friend of Le Guin, Moe Bowstern.
LP - Standard LP.
CD - Standard CD.