24/6/20

SKY CRIES MARY Secrets of a Red Planet


Sky Cries Mary - Secrets Of A Red Planet (2020, CD) | DiscogsTrail Records
 
Skies Cry Mary released their first album in 1989. Since then, they have released several more releases. This cd titled Secrets of a Red Planet and include 6 songs, 5 of which last more than 7 and half minutes. What we have here; Hypnotic psychedelic space, rock music, with several prog, ambient doses, etc. Their songs unfold like the wings of a peacock and are able to lead us to infinity. Space sounds seem to swirl and wrap around us, enticing us. The drunken pilot is like an abyss/space dive in a black hole, born from my mouth starts lazily and suddenly seems to take off in a furious flight. But there are also the waves of mourning and die of laughter which are completely psychedelic and unexpected space and you wish they never end!!
Fantastic release!!

20/6/20

CYSTARD FLUX Oxygen



The new album for the band of Gregory Curvey Custard Flux, titled Oxygen and will be released on July 3, while orders for the 250 coloured (two different colours) copies of vinyl will start on June 5! 
In the new album of Custard Flux, there are the same musicians who recorded Echo, plus Mars Williams on the saxophone, from the amazing Psychedelic Furs. Compared to the band's previous work, in Oxygen, I think the band's moods are more pop or pop/prog. There are these mesmerizing incredible guitars that delight our souls, the honeyed rhythms that shake our senses, while there are two tracks, I feed the fire and the psychedelic instro capacity overload, two great songs (among all the other beautiful songs). 
Gregory Curvey is excelled in psychedelic/pop school. 
Great stuff!!

15/6/20

CONSTANTINE In Memory Of A Summer Day


Guerssen
 
I will never stop feeling grateful to Tim Ferguson of Red Plastic Buddha, who first introduced me to Constantine. 
His first lp, Day Of Light (read the review) has entered the pantheon of the best psychedelic/folk albums of all time. Now, a few years later, our friend returns with a brand new album, titled In Memory Of A Summer Day. First of all, to say that the work on the covers is impressive, Stephen A. Gutra painted, as for Constantine's previous album, "Day Of Light", a very special and wonderful painting, at this gatefold cover. Accompanied by outstanding musicians, Constantine continues to record inspired, folk-based, but also hypnotic psychedelic songs. His songs are possessed by an airy psychedelic aura that seems to envelop our souls with the most intoxicating scents and finally launch them into the most psychedelic and peaceful dream we have ever dreamed of!!
Let's enjoy the ethereal Morning - The Meandering Path, with the wonderful voice of Jen Williams singing with Constantine, Spring with the sweet taste of poppies (of the genre Ultimate Spinach), the oriental vision of My Dear Alice, its majestic simplicity Matilda Of The Meadow where in the middle of the song with the entrance of drums, bass and electric guitar the senses take off to other fairytale psychedelic dimensions, the 10 minute relentless psychedelic The Kingdom Must Fall with the double drums! 
And this album  by Constantine is extremely dreamy and incomparably fantastic. For the rest of the songs, Upon Your Rise, Slaying Of The Dragon, Far, Far, Far Away, Along The Castle Wall, Upon A Dream, Rivers, writing that they are valuable folk songs is the least!! And finally there is Afternoon - In Memory Of A Summer Day, a song of inconceivable charm.
In Memory Of A Summer Day, is a truly masterpiece!!
Highly recommended.
(Read also the first (i think) interview in Europe with Constantine here)

30/5/20

GREEN SEAGULL Cloud Cover



Mega Dodo

Green Seagull is back!! Their second album, after the Scarlet Fever, will be released in July. The band is led by Paul Nelson (New Electric Ride) and Paul Milne (Hidden Masters/Magnetic Mind) and recording silky songs that gently flow into our souls and calm our minds. Wonderful musical melodies, incredible vocal harmonies. The Green Seagull draws their influences from the magical psychedelic/pop/baroque sixties groups and presents us with a whole… meadow of colorful musical flowers. The energy and power of the songs is unbeatable, I've listened to the album dozens of times but every time I discover something new.

12 amazing songs, I can hardly say that I singled out aerosol, made to be love, live in lover (with the magic rhythm-the best one), this wheel, paper cut, belladonna

Green Seagulls are gifted. It looks like they fell into the magic potion and drank the filter that all 60 bands insisted on when they wrote all those diamond songs.

The album will be released on lp, cd, digital.