Roland Young, who had already recorded with a vocal group
Roland Young And The Velveteers, relocated
to San Francisco in the 1960s where, as a jazz saxophonist, he
formed the electroacoustic
ensemble Infinite Sound
with Glenn Howell (bass, percussion and vocals) and Aisha
Kahlil (percussions and vocals), documented on
Infinite Sound (1976).
he then released an unusual album of free-jazz,
Isophonic Boogie Woogie (1980), scored
for kalimba, saxophone, clarinet, voice, electronics, bells and chimes.
Moving to New York, he joined the Offs, a rock band, with which he recorded
First Record (1984).
He continued to release unusual blends of genres:
I-Land, Hearsay Evidence,
Regeneration (2002) and Twelve Elements (2005). He later
world-music with Isophonic Nation (2006) and
cosmic music with Istet Serenade (2009).
Mystiphonic (EM, 2013) was
more electronic than his
Hear/Here were solo albums for
for clarinet, bass clarinet, kalimba, NAF flute, keyboard, voice and