Mothra Stewart – God Is A Surfer / Cosmic Coincidence – Single Review

The US trippy-rock project Mothra Stewart released the AA side single God Is A Surfer / Cosmic Coincidence towards the end of last month.

Mothra Stewart

Mothra Stewart

There is an intoxicating beauty to be gleaned from the release with its warm analogue sound through which a mesmerising vocal blends with guitar in a release which is best engaged with plenty of time to spare, not for the duration of the tracks, rather their after-effects.

God Is A Surfer is an acoustic led, almost folksy composition, which is layered in platelets of voice, which the audience can sense calmly feeding into the brain, minding of the corpuscles flowing through bloodstream.

My pick of the release is Cosmic Coincidence, which is even more resonate of Psilocybin Mushrooms.

Those of longer stay may recall Chill Russell reviewed last year, the commonality is Marc LeFebvre, who has now moved from Austin to New York, though word arrives he will be joining them on stage during their appearance at The Delancy on the 7th – for those within reach of New York and there is an LP in train of thought.

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God Is a Surfer/ Cosmic Coincidence – Single – Mothra Stewart is available on iTunes.*

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Chill Russell – Low – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Chill Russell released the EP …And Yet We’re Captivated on the 12th.

Chill Russell

Chill Russell

The approximately twenty two minutes five track EP (available on bandcamp) leaves a faint whiff of cannabis resin floating in the air in a sound wrapped in ’60s retro-rock with a delivery that resonates of the warmth of analogue recording.

Chill Russell don’t aim to take the listener on a psychotropic trip rather a relaxing ride and the dexterous infusion of synths gives the compositions a sense of flotation inviting the audience to don tie-dyed tops in which to kick up their heels.

My pick of the release is the third – Low with its almost five minutes of becalming washes of sounds.


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