Steven David Heitkotter – Black Orckid
CD: hardcover 32-page booklet.
Deluxe 2LP: (limited to 1000 pc) 16-page booklet, download card.
Now-Again Records NA5110
Restored/remastered transfer and never-before-heard demos. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images and a thorough investigation into this exceedingly rare artifact.
Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publisher’s reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket (see it in the photos below).
The world has never heard something like Heitkotter – it is a unique piece of art unlike anything that came before or has come after it.
Now-Again Records embarked some years ago to find out more about this Heitkotter, his music, his story. In the process, visited the house where his album was recorded, found his musicians, rescued the demo-recordings that paved the way for this album, uncovered unpublished photos and paintings by the man behind the visionary album.
Read the backstory on Heitkotter – Black Orckid