First of all, the actual title of this album is "Release the Sunshine,"
not "S.T." The Folklords were a Canadian trio who recorded this, their only album, in 1967-68--an autoharp/guitar/bass lineup, with a session drummer who is not 100% attuned to the band's vibe, and haunting male-female duo vocals. Listeners will either love or hate this record. It would be easy to seize on individual elements and criticize them--
but the whole package is, to me, haunting and magical. The sound is trippy
and quite modern--the liner notes state that this could have been recorded for Creation Records in the 80's or 90's, and I'd agree.
It also has a nice echo to the recording which gives a "deep" sound to the proceedings, and the autoharp gives the band an other-worldly feel.
There's also a mellow spiritual undercurrent to the whole album.
This is not as complex on the surface as the UK acid-folk albums--
in fact, in a way it reminds me of a male-female psychedelic version
of PJ Orion & The Magnates (their version of What Have They Done to the Rain, especially). I'll try to avoid any Velvet Underground comparison,
but those who loved the THIRD Velvets album, might find much to like here.
Nice legal reissue also, tastefully presented. Give it a try if you like
obscure "real people" folk-psych.