The George-Edwards Group Chapter III on LP
Chapter III of The George-Edwards Group archives draws from deep in the pockets of their sporadic later embodiment. With their grand ‘70s dreams of Hollywood stardom fading, Edward Balian and Ray George continued to track their winsome muse, perhaps a bit more aggro and with a bit more dolor than they had back in the 38:38 days.
Although late-'60s Detroit was the seedbed for The George-Edwards Group, they had more in common with Silver Apples than the Amboy Dukes. Enamored of keyboard effects and sonic tomfoolery, they developed their sound away from the scene, slowly developing a spatially elegant pop music as the ‘70s passed by outside their basement lair. Scoring their melancholic melodies with bells, pianos and synthesizer led to something you might almost call ba-roque n roll (if someone hadn't already said it about The Left Banke!), or perhaps like demos for Big Star's Third.
Chapter III is the third transmission from the private universe of The George-Edwards Group; home-recorded rock from the 70s/80s that crunches on top but is underscored with synthsome melodies.