Origin: Montréal, Québec
Mantra were a band who hailed from from Montréal, Québec. They released this lone fantastic gem of an album. The album was accompanied by a lone 45: Stay b/w San Francisco Morning on, M.M. & C. 3604. The tracks on the albums were all by D'arcy Draper and Dick Kelder. All the Dick Kelder tracks are rather quirky instrumentals. Mantra consisted of D'arcy draper on the 12 string, 6 string and vocals; Dick Kelder on 6 string and vocals; Pierre Fauteux on bass and vocals; Graeme Lennox on piano, tambourine, and autoharp; David Walls on percussion; Larry Douglas on steel guitar; and Roger Landreville on jaw harp. The album was produced by Paul Menard. It was recorded at Champagne Studios, located at 6900 St-Denis Street, Montréal, P.Q. The album features soft folk psych with acoustic guitar, autoharp and tambourine, played lovingly from these seven talented musicians who went unrecognized. It was one of the best albums from 1970. But you wouldn't know it if you only listened to Canadian radio or watched Canadian Television.