I Am The Center: New Age Music In America 1950-1999

NewAge Slipcase

One of the last widely-agreed bastions of musical bad taste, new age music has been largely ignored outside of spiritualist bookstores and massage places until late last year, when Seattle-based reissue label Light In The Attic released I Am The Center, a compilation of American private press new age music from 1950 to 1990. Henry Oliver talked to album curator Douglas Mcgowan about the compilation and the wider new age music renaissance.

 

Playlist

Artist: Don Slepian
Songs: Awakening (excerpt)
Composer: Don Slepian
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Wilburn Burchette
Songs: Witch’s Will
Composer: Wilburn Burchette
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990

Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Aeoliah
Songs: Tien Fu: Heaven’s Gate (excerpt)
Composer: Aeoliah
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Peter Davidson
Songs: Glide V
Composer: Peter Davidson
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Laraaji
Songs: Unicorns in Paradise (excerpt)
Composer: Laraaji
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Mark Banning
Songs: Lunar Eclipse (excerpt)
Composer: Mark Banning
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Artist: Gail Laughton
Songs: Pompeii 76 A.D.
Composer: Gail Laughton
Album: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Label: Light In The Attic Records