The Mystic Umbrellas made their debut in 1980 on the Deleted Records tape Deleted Funtime with the ethereal, drifting keyboard composition Journey To The West. Compared then to the work of Popul Vuh and The Residents, the pieces meandering mournfulness won admirers, and an album-length release was recorded and planned, but did not come together. Now, over twenty years later, the rediscovered tapes of the lost album have been remastered and remixed for release on the Waterden label. As well as Journey to the West, the album features a suite of five pieces inspired by an eccentric 18th century Northamptonshire parson who decreed in his will that he should be buried on his feather bed in a summer-house in his garden. The story of Langton Freemans Summer-House Tomb is evoked by the gentle, wistful and also faintly eerie sounds of Mark Valentines reed-organ compositions, considerably enhanced by Mark Lancasters sympathetic production.\r\n So bid the butler fetch a pot of Earl Grey and a slice of Madeira cake, pull the overstuffed leather armchair up to the study fire and settle back to enjoy what may be the first ever Antiquarian/Chillout crossover album... - Waterden.