Ask The Unicorn

by Ed Askew

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     £6 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ask The Unicorn via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ask The Unicorn via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     £10 GBP or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    180g Vinyl LP

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ask The Unicorn via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ask The Unicorn via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     £15 GBP or more

     

1.
04:57
2.
3.
02:52
4.
04:45
5.
6.
03:30
7.
8.
04:53
9.
10.

about

Ask the Unicorn is an "acid folk" masterpiece and one of the most singular releases from the infamous and historic ESP-Disk catalogue. It was recorded live to tape by a 27 year-old Ed Askew in 1968. Since that time, the impossible-to-find record and the man have acquired a mythological status. This first-ever, fully-remastered reissue has been awaited internationally for over 30 years.

But Ask the Unicorn, one of the most unique and gripping records under the 1960's sun, remained a question and an item of critical and fan devotion. It is finally available on the white vinyl Askew originally requested. The cover for the UK release, reproduced here, is the positive of the US edition. It is a photo of the protests in Stamford following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ask the Unicorn is a wild album. Inspired by immersion in Lorca and Kurt Weil, Askew's live psych delivery blends "bitter and economical" with deep imagism. The tone of the Martin tiple, the 10-string ultra-resonant acoustic instrument for which Askew is known, is wiry and stark -- a true counterpoint to contemporary psychedelic music. Ask the Unicorn is also a very rare and important work by an openly gay songwriter in the 1960's.

credits

released October 23, 2015

Ed Askew - Voice, Tiple
All songs written and performed by Ed Askew
Produced by Ed Askew
Recorded and Engineered by Onno Scholtze

Reissued by Tin Angel Records in 2015
Remastered by Jessica Thompson at the Magic Shop in NYC
Reissue produced by Richard Guy and Jay Pluck

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Tin Angel Records UK

Independent record label and publishing company. Here, you can buy everything from the vast collection of music we've released since our inception in 2007.

contact / help

Contact Tin Angel Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code