Dick’s Picks: A rare private press LP from Ami Shavit

In an Alpha Mood by Ami Shavit is a jaw-droppingly rare 1977 Israeli limited edition private-press 5-track vinyl LP on the black Amis label, part music, part brain experiment, the music ‘stimulated by the theory and practice of biofeedback’ designed torelax you by engaging with the Alpha brain waves.

Ami Shavit In Alpha Mood vinyl LP album (LP record) Israeli 0ZJLPIN738121

We’re not sure if it works or not, but what is sure is that this is a great early Ambient outing using some fantastic synths to create an aural landscape to mellow to, all presented in a minimalist screenprinted gatefold picture sleeve which has been dedicated, dated and signed by Ami [look in the yellow & green portion of the wave].

The reverse states that it is a limited numbered edition of 5000 copies [ours is un-numbered], however sources state that this is a misprint and that the number was actually 500 only, meaning not only is this Tel Aviv’s first electronic album, it is also its rarest!

Ami Shavit In Alpha Mood vinyl LP album (LP record) Israeli 0ZJLPIN738121

The sleeve shows light wear with a small area of paper loss inside the gatefold to the top corner, although this is not especially noticeable; the vinyl has just a few light hairline scuffs leaving it Excellent. Recently re-issued by Finders Keepers, this is a chance to grab a one-owner only original; we won’t get one again!

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