The Swiss psychedelic-rock band Dirty Sound Magnet release the LP Western Lies on the 12th of May.
Dirty Sound Magnet – Western Lies – artwork
Rather than taking the listener on a gentle glass-eyed ride, Dirty Sound Magnet are a band who are politically charged – and that of course is one reason why I enjoy their output, along with the quality of the work – as they cast wary eye on the world around and the listener feels they are on some sort of a nightmare of a trip as the dystopian template spins around the head.
From the twelve track album – Homo Economicus – which is the fourth.
The Welsh psychedelic-rock band The Revolutionary Spirit are currently working on the LP Feel Music.
The Revolutionary Spirit
A couple of songs have appeared from the forthcoming album, the latest of which is Northern Star.
The Revolutionary Spirit have a soundtrack which captures attention as the hallucinogenic guitar is overlayed by a britpop referenced vocal, affording a distinct space of difference.
Laid within Northern Star is an opening flute which gives the dreamy wafts of smoke a ’60s summer festival atmosphere and the listener finds themselves with winding thoughts of kaftans and tie-dye dresses as the unhurried acoustic led just over four and three quarters minutes track slows down the synapses to merely an occasional spark.
To get this far has taken me the best part of an hour, such is the measure of the retrospective trippyness, so do allow yourself plenty of time to recover after imbibing on The Revolutionary Spirit, which I posit less references an insurgency, rather the consequential motions of the eyeballs spending time in the company of their music.
The Greek psychedelic rock quartet Whereswilder will be releasing the LP Hotshot on the 27th.
Drawing seeds from the late ’60s and early ’70s Whereswilder create music that warms up the room with its retrospective expansive landscape as they interplay sharp definitions with blurry edges giving tracks an ever changing structure in which to becalm the day.
The third of the twelve tracks, This Feeling, is the first song to surface from the album (available on bandcamp).