Original LP pressings of Ya Ho Wha 13 are very rare and valued highly by beards everywhere – some sell for 1,000 bucks a pop! Fortunately, the original pressing of Magnificence in the Memory comes relatively cheap. This is because it’s a brand new release of never-before-heard material from the heyday of Ya Ho Wha 13, featuring the legendary Father Yod and his sons playing improvisational, psychedelic spirit music recorded in the wee hours of morning meditation. Father was a wealthy man, with a rich inner life, a family of disciples that loved him, many, many women and seemingly unlimited power. So why at the height of his success, did he choose to spend his time playing rock and roll? Having a band in residency at Father House provided him and all his children with another path to travel in their never-ending search for experience and wisdom. Taking time out from their busy schedule as Father’s students and spiritual seekers in the Source Family, Sunflower, Octavius, Pythias and Djin took instruments in hand and, at a mere gesture from Father, turned up the amps and began tapping into the cosmos.
[ listen ] “Treat You So Right”
Magnifience in the Memory is being released on June 23 via Drag City.