Back to Land by Wooden Shjips. Wooden Shjips , by comparison, seem to reside in a realm of peculiar and stubborn authenticity. Where they're similar to their forbears, however, is in their music- a thudding, gloriously repetitive and hypnotic barrage of organ, drums and guitars which almost surpasses the intensity of the first generation. There's a lot of psychedelic rock knocking around these days.
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The opening, titular track and following 'Ruins' are indicative of the rest of the record and the band's contradictions: Those wanting an intense, borderline overdose, hit of rushing psychedelia for 42 minutes need look no further, whilst others wishing for a bit more diversity are barking up the wrong tree. Bands are dividing and sub-dividing the genre for their own ends, portraying themselves as either connoisseurs and anoraks of the genre - plumbing its depths and commandeering its more original, unique aspects - or as lane broad, revivalist acts.
Still, there are still plenty of signature Shjips songs, with distorted shhjips, modal keys, wooedn a steady, crisp drum sound unfolding intensely while the elongated melodic guitar lines drift in and out of the foreground.
Emulative to the point of irony, these latter acts are wont to change their singing accents eg. On Back to Land this energy is captured in clear detail, designed as an immersive experience rather than a passive blasting. What Back To Land bears witness to is a band who refuse to compromise; there is no softness to their touch or relent in their intensity- this is psychedelia with the bliss, the optimism, the frivolity and the whimsy very much absent.
Sounds like a modern treatment of 80's Chrome with sci-fi hints of Hawkwind at times. Sacred Bones announce the 5th album from Psychic Ills, who have enlisted the help of Hope Sandoval on the waltzy lead single.
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Idlewild Hope Is Important track-by Wooden Shjips Back to Land Label: The second volume of a psychedelic opus that chronicles the journey of darkness and light. CD version is packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package with high gloss UV printing that is then inserted into a custom die-cut O-Card slipcase.
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A cosmic glimpse into hidden patterns. A vast selection of DiS-cur There is an increased brightness to many of the songs on Back To Land, an easiness with which the band has flirted with in the past but never fully realized until now. But that isn't to say that Wooden Shjips have gone MC5; throat-tearing, political vocals are absent here.
Aesthetically, they dress down, with shorts and tee shirts taking preference ho the flamboyant, colourful garments of their stylistic contemporaries and predecessors; something reflected in turn by the early to latter shift in hippie-dom from wilfully ostentatious to knowingly modest.
Big, clanging psych-rock from this Arizona outfit fuses monk-like vocals with slow-winding guitars for songs that feel like strange hymns.
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Whyte Rushan its about ships, some wood, Favorite track: If you have never heard Moon Duo you are in for a psych rock treat. Wooden Shjipsby comparison, seem to reside in a realm of peculiar and stubborn authenticity.
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In the Roses With each new release, the band has found new ways of transforming heady psychedelic rock into minimalist masterpieces, bridging the gap between the woozy freeness of Les Rallizes Denudes and Crazy Horse and the simplicity of Suicide and the Velvet Underground. DiS meets Joanna Gruesome: