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Psychic Frost

"Psychic Frost" Psychic Frost is the new duo project from Pittsburgh-based sonic insurrectionists Mike Tamburo and Matt McDowell; while both are better known for their solo work, they’ve also played together in various forms for over a decade. This is their first recorded outing under the PF banner, and it’s a doozy – a pair of lengthy (side-long, they used to call ‘em) pieces of form-extension and –destruction, the first an epic composition for two guitars and effects, with modular sections shifting from dual fingerpicking to walls of looping noise and beyond; the second a live recording for amplified hammered dulcimer and what sounds like an electric oud, exorcising the demons via intense improvisational interplay on a modal theme of indeterminate Eastness. Best experienced via full-body immersion, so check your short attention span at the door and get ready to, as they say, “taste the Frost”. Two tracks, 43 minutes.

Enumclaw - Painted Valley of the Mineral Monks

"Painted Valley of the Mineral Monks" by Enumclaw We’re pleased to help bring into existence the second full-length release by Philadelphia’s Enumclaw (in our world known as Norm Fetter; mainstay of space-rock champs Niagara Falls, he’s also been spotted playing with Golden Ball, Espers, and other Brotherly Love notables), following up last year’s lovely Opening of the Dawn on Honeymoon records. Compared with that LP, which received deserved praise for its vintage-style spiritual cosmic psychedelia, this new disc dials in the focus to a more tightly refined palette of gently buzzing, asynchronously looping, edgily insinuating patterns of synthesized tone generation. And while it’s easy to imagine this having great appeal for fans of the best current electro-drone artists (Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds, etc.), Painted Valley of the Mineral Monks also has an extension chord/psychic umbilicus plugged directly into the prime circuits of late-70s synthesizer pulsations, sounding not unlike the soundtrack to some lost educational film about ancient astronauts, astral projection and LSD as composed by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius. Five tracks, 32 minutes.


Evening Fires - The Book of Wonders

"The Book of Wonders" by Evening Fires Evening Fires’ previous albums have been something of a challenge to peg stylistically, given all the various species of folk psychedelic noise space drone freeform rock comfortably coexisting out in their fields of sound. The Book of Wonders, the group’s seventh release, hardly tries to put up any fences, featuring as it does ceremonial synth destruction (with metal), rural space choogle, acid-etched guitar drone, shamanic tribal drums, and elevated raga extension. But with further organic integration of the elements and added electro-sonic muscle it does carve out some new-style earthworks of monumental intent across their Appalachian landscape. The world is the book, my friends, and the wonders are all around. Five tracks, 54 minutes.

Evening Fires - Medicine Man

"Medicine Man" by Evening Fires The eighth Evening Fires release, Medicine Man was brewed up in the midst of troubled times (personal and worldly) in the first part of 2010, from elements channeled during the preceding several years, with the larger goal of what my alchemist buddies used to call "compounding the elixir" - transcendence via distillation, y'know. As such, it features an expanded roster (eleven contributors from various phases of the group) playing elastic variations of space rock and folk trance, together with a more elaborate exploration of studio opportunities, creating a sonic spirit landscape in multiple levels of motion. Seven tracks, 57 minutes.

Adam Bugaj - Telegraphed

"Telegraphed" by Adam Bugaj Telegraphed is the long-awaited follow-up to Adam Bugaj’s debut album from 2006 which, just as expected, has been destined to a life in obscurity. It was a disc overflowed by chopped underwater ceremonies and melodic fragments that were placed against a tapestry of tape-hiss and polyrhythmic psychedelia. Imagine a rousing but still downcast sound carousel reminiscent of Wilson/Parks as much as Dreamies and you’re in the right sketchy ballpark. This new disc treads over equally fragmentized terrain but at the same time it means a step sideward from the unconventional pop formula of the predecessor to something slightly more introvert. What we get is fragile song fragments interspersed with shimmering waves of warm electronic landscapes and bedroom experimentation. It all sounds like some nearly lost memory, or like being trapped inside a dream that’s all about subtle and beautiful disorientation. Simple melodies are embellished with a suggestive kind of brilliance and a great sense of melancholia, which seems to be grounded in the ordinary world, yet the sounds are otherworldly to say the least. Imagine watching home movies from another world and you’re getting close to what this one is all about.” – Mats Gustafsson. 16 tracks, 33 minutes.


The Goner - Behold A New Traveler

"Behold A New Traveler" by The Goner Behold A New Traveler is the second Deep Water entry from Sweden’s The Goner (after H.H. , last year’s 2-disc reissue of super-limited self-releases), and it marks a confident move forward on all fronts. In contrast to earlier work, most of the new Goner material is song-based (just a pair of instrumentals on hand here) and full-band powered, making for an album that’s both thematically unified and stylistically varied, from solo acoustic melancholy to wailing psych-rock. While it is still possible to draw lines from Behold… to the music of other contemporary folk-derived artists such as Six Organs of Admittance, Palace Brothers, and Stone Breath, at the same time the overall feel owes as much to Westerlund’s own cultural roots (recall that Sweden produced some legendary psychedelic rock & folk back in the 1970s), and the Goner’s creative voice continues to develop with a clarity of purpose that offers much and suggests more. Seven tracks, 37 minutes.