THE HUMAN EXPRESSION - 'Optical Sound'/'Calm Me Down' (Accent AC 1226) Sept 1967
Having formed an alliance back in Westminster High School, south of Los Angeles, The Human Expression were still teenagers when they recorded their three classic 45s. 'Optical Sound' was their follow up to 'Love At Psychedelic Velocity'.
'Optical Sound' shows this teen band at the very limits of their capability, each musician stretching themselves as far as their ability will take them. The result is a magnificent broody acid psych masterpiece, full of strange and weird waves of sound, reverb and other worldly experimentation.
The Human Expression did not play that many gigs. According to the liners of the Collectables CD, they played the odd set at Gazzari's on the Sunset Strip and a 'Battle Of The Bands' contest.
The original label scan is from the Bosshoss66 archives, the MP3 transfer is from the recent 'garage greats' bootleg.
THE HUMAN EXPRESSION - Optical Sound