NEW PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC  REVIEWS
review page 7

My Education ('08)
Grails ('08)
Debbie Leggo ('08)
Plastic Crime Wave Sound ('08)
Yahowa 13 ('08,'10)
Kohoutek ('10)
I/D ('09)
Ballo Delle Castagne ('09,'09,'11)
Sula Bassana ('09,'10,'13)
Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway ('09)
GR & Full-Blown Expansion ('09)

on a different page : Vespero ('08) ; Siddharta ('08) ;
moved : Wild Classical Music Ensemble ('09)


grading : * ok ** g  ***vg ****perf *****no better example than this: must-have heard, classic
with additional ° some tracks better  ; with ' possibly better for some (viewpoints)




















Strange Attractors  My Education : Bad Vibrations (US-TX,2008)**°

Despite the bands simplicity in technical skills (the opposite of what “my education” brings to mind for me), each track builds up moodily, more often in sort of 3 chords repetitions, like a slowed down jam, but with the same creative sensitivity of a psychedelic jamband, by increasing its emotional tension. For My Education sounds more like a burned-out-from-inside heavy jam’s second chance with some restraint energy. Despite that minimal continuous continuum of more or less outro-modes, and with a start of a first track where each member remains in the same curve, as one echoing drone with a few chords, for too long, the mood built up in them still is successfully, tastefully and strangely enough, kept together well and convincingly, and for its simple foundation, still the best comes out of it. At first it is the violin that creates a second layer on top, but also some slides do the same, adding a more chamber-like feeling from inside the group’s general sound. The technically most outstanding track is “Sluts and Maniacs” to which all other tracks build up a bit. It has a slightly more jazz-rock vibe by use of vibes, and its use of a more complex rhythm fundament (with piano and drums, in 5/8), and with some change of them in 2/3 of the track. The last track is more like a melancholic outro goodbye.

Audio : "Arch" and with info : http://www.myspace.com/myeducation

Video on http://youtube.com/...
Homepage : http://myeducationmusic.com/
About My Education : http://www.thirtyghostsrecords.com/bands_myeducation.htm
Label info : http://www.strange-attractors.com/catalog/saah055.html
Other reviews : http://covertcuriosity.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-education.html
& http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_26139
& http://untyteld.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-education-bad-vibrations.html
Temporary Residence   Grails : Doomsdayer's Holiday (UK,2008)**°°

I noticed the group a few more times before, but I wasn’t able to check them out yet until now. I thought by hearing some small audio fragments that Grails must have been one of the most progressive current heavy rock bands today, keeping these elements alive, and that most of their artwork looked attractively accompying their releases. Also with this release with title and artwork I thought that that was how the group was going to sound, which was in fact a miscalculation, because the group has a much more progressive, and for this album most of the time rather improvised nature, almost jam-like. I very much liked “Reincarnation blues” which used a theme of Indonesian ? or Far Eastern source of some reed whistle improvisation, which leads into a heavy guitar rock inspiration on this, with different sort of guitars, just like a new blues psych-your-head-with-it new improvisation, a rewarding moment. This resodes quickly in a calmed down mode of improvisating, with a slightly jazzy nature in mind of doing so using acoustic as well as electric instruments, but moreoften streching the sounds into the distance as well. One more time, on “Mate” a new slightly eastern theme returns for a new idea to improvise, jam and rock upon, heavy enough once more before returning to the multilayers of what hangs in between a jam and a moody outro to endless hazes, with none of the elements coming out much, except in a stoned way, with a small hint to Pink Floyd (piano and slide guitar), moody but also fading away. Never the less this is neither completely progressive or psychedelic and is also not so heavy rock loaded, but it has elements from all that.

Audio : "Reincarnation blues"
Audio & info : http://www.myspace.com/grailsongs
Distr.Info : http://fiverosespress.net/?p=1083
Homepage : http://www.grailsongs.com/
Label info : http://www.temporaryresidence.com/descriptions/trr144.php
Review with audio : http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=134603
Other reviews : http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/node/146440
& http://treblezine.com/reviews/2904-Grails_Doomsdayer_s_Holiday.html
& http://www.almostcool.org/mr/2314/
& http://theneedledrop.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-grails-doomsdayers-holiday.html
http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/grails/doomsdayersholiday
Description : http://www.theomegaorder.com/s.nl?sc=2&category=5&it=A&id=22141
MCD
mini-LP
Fire Rec. Debbie Leggo : A Car Crash Crowd -10"- (UK,2008)****

This mini-LP features two tracks of what sounds as if it was recorded in one session of jammed improvisations with a background of spoken word and (at first) half singing lyrics with heavy Scottish accent, led by street poet Gerry Mitchell, a background leading a story line with the experience of a reason to flee from somewhere (from the “Car Crash Crowd”-I do like this title!-), and then in the context of a bar excursion expand to a psychedelic trip (‘tripping with my pals from Partick). After a free freaky intro this jam is first hanging a bit on a hypnotic but easy rhythm (nothing of the jazz interests are noticed really, but a psychedelic tension is there). The drums use for this a full range of sound with the inclusion of cymbals, in the background the organ takes care of a different psychedelic effect, before the electric guitars first with wa-wa then distorted take a psychedelic trip on their own, with some guitar variations and a few studio effects (like making a woodier sound on the drums when necessary) to increase the effects and changes. Where at first the rhythm was more calmly ritualistic, on side 2 the tension changes more drastically and more energetically, with its own melodic jammed psych variations. The vocalist flips as well, the rhythm like the heartbeat is faster and everything becomes freakier, like madness but with a fine groove, and even some glockenspiel-sounds to keep a melodic effect in it. At the weirdest moments we also hear some fine additional sax solos. A nice trip.

'Debbie Leggo' is: Chrystabel Riley on drums, Oliver Martin on guitar and Sam Mac on Bass, Gerry Mitchell on vocals. Not sure who did the other instruments.

Audio & info : http://www.myspace.com/debbieleggo
Label info with audio : http://www.firerecords.com/site/index.php?page=release&releaseid=00000000521
Other reviews : -
Prophase Rec. Plastic Crimewave Sound (US,2008)**°

No, this isn’t doing it for me. While the two guitarists do their best, with some success, in jamming in a way to far-out moodiness, the lead singer, Steve Krakow, also responsible for the psychedelia magazine Galactic Zoo Dossier, forces his voice very much to tough & Trash vocals, while it simply sounds dirty and ugly most often, a contrast for the moodiness needed for psychedelia, as if punk and psychedelia wants to meet, but can’t. It is a contrast which simply does not fit, if the music wasn’t so simple. It should have been at least as much extreme to have the needed effect. What fails also, and makes the band sound weaker than it could have been is the straight drummer. The bass player also just follows most often simply what happens, fitting but not surprising. A band without a good singer, drummer and compensating bass player still tries to offer the best they can, can’t reach too far. The last moody acoustic instrumental track with electric space-trippy ending seemed more promising, but also here the straight forward simplistic drumming began to really annoy me.

Audio & info : http://www.myspace.com/plsticcrimewavesound 
Homepage: http://www.plasticcrimewave.com/ ;
Label info: http://prophasemusic.com/pcws.aspx
Previous albums and info on http://www.nihilistrecords.net/pcs/review.php
Other description on http://www.insound.com/...
Other review : http://user190176.wx17.registeredsite.com/PGRelease.asp?RID=27439
Prophase Rec. Yahowa 13 : Sonic Portation (US,2008)***°

33 years after having disbanded Yahowa 13 after Father Yod’s sudden death some recent circumstances led to, first, a 2 days recording of the newly reformed band by 3 members, late 2007, and then to the mixing by Kerry Brown (who according to the liner notes mixed Smashing Pumpkins too) early this year. It meant the definite return of the band, because we can expect more soon. If I look at the inspiration purely by reading the booklet notes when dealing with the sorts of paths of spirituality that exists, some part of their inspiration seems to be from the path of magic, not by provoking it but by experiencing and learning to understand it. It is as if they deal with almost calculated formations of variations of the Ya Ho Wha basics (translated directly and literally by “what was, is and will be” as an energy of eternal now) are associated from within their own consciousness and experience and are identified with their own creative process of becoming. Mix this portion with some afterwards conclusions with numerology to lead to some associated understandings to be filtered out of the same experience then we still are left with the music in practice itself, which is in fact more simple, but no less deeply enough founded or grounded.

It is as if some tiny ritual ideas are mixed and experienced in a jam, taking and forming quickly various variations on its way, which makes this music spiritual (for the first idea, and because of the success of what follows practically from here), but also psychedelic in the real sense, a not to weird but nice to listen to real musical experience, as a really fine improvisation.

On “E Ah O Shin”, stimulated by a slow thunder bass rhythm the three guys start to sing these ritualistic vowel combinations in a celebrative and moody way, first with a more earthy rhythm as a ritual, which with some experimental sliding electric guitar very quickly adds a psychedelic jam effect into it then forms even more new elements out of it. The guitar then adds melodic slides and also the drums with bass increase some tension. This guitar style is still recognisable from the old days (just check “Penetration” or “I’m gonne take you home..”), calms down again, turning the piece into a very moody improvisation, taking its time to develop, almost like a bluesy psychedelic raga, with a bit of distorted guitar in the end. The second track jams further, and also named this like a “raga nova”, a very psychedelic jam with actually a beautiful electric sound of the guitar. On “Yod He Vau Hey Tetractys” they seems to have built a rhythmical idea around the basic Hebrew letters of their group’s leading energy (YHVH), in a countable rhythm (repetitive for a while into 1-2-3, 1-2-3 and 1234567), before taking the excursion into another psychedelic jam again, with a groovy rhythm (bass guitar,drums). It is a play with rhythm-numerology. This leads to another spread out jam, “travelling ohm” with successfully changing parts, great rhythms and use of guitars. “Big Kundalini” starts from using fast breathings as a ritual element to start with, mixed with a strange voice repeating the ‘Yahowa’ name, speeding the oscillating guitar as if like beaming up into the future, with an effect as if from an increasing tension from a motor, leaving its energy behind it, speeding up with bass and drum as well, with all the elements (fire and earth and air this time especially) uniting. It seems as if the flame then fades out before suddenly returning to the track once more to finish the job, with and affective rhythm, and then changing again with leading rhythmic ideas to lead to the conclusion. The last jam, “In and out” as a 1/2 theme, a basic idea that could be associated with sexuality at one point, through for instance Timothy Leary could also be associated with the “far-out to the way in”, as a right combination of giving attention when it fits and a withdrawal when it doesn’t, or making the right combinations of well calculated restoring affections. Also fine spiritual conclusion from what naturally finds it combinations by uniting the action and reaction, now into this music, while having used some conscious process of past-now-future energy… 

Audio : track & on http://www.bestbuy.com/..
Anouncement on http://nicepooperzine.blogspot.com/...
Homepages : http://www.yahowha13.com/  & http://www.yahowha.org
Label info : http://prophasemusic.com/yahowa13.aspx
Other review on http://www.proggnosis.com/PGRelease.asp?RID=27440
Articles : http://www.papermag.com/?section=article&parid=2676
& http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89498024
& http://favorofthemoth.blogspot.com/2008/12/ya-ho-wa-13-sonic-portation.html
More info on band see http://psychemusic.org/YAHOWA.html

next release ->
Prophase Rec. Yahowha 13 : 2013 -2CD+DVD- (US,2010)***°

With 3 discs, dedicated to the three elements, the trio was leading the themes a bit this way too (improvising into the water theme for instance). Yahowha 13 is a trio from what is left from the 70s band Yahowa 13 when under leadership of the spiritually psych-rocking Father Yod. By only being three members this could easily lead to a (power) jam band which it does at times, where musical limitations by pattern-based playing is more visible than with a bigger band. Compared to the old band, guitarist Djin proved how much he has evolved ever since. Djin, the fire-sparkle in the band was already a very good guitarist, here he used some interesting experimental use of the guitar to add new structures, some of which is inventive and worth picking out with more attention, at other times there's use of a noisy overloading distortion, like a machine, or a couple of very fuzz solos. Obviously he gained something from the old band. What if more members could be involved to recreate more than this basic structure of improvisation...?? What brings also openness to the music is a yoga like theme with breathing. Like that music can become like a ritual. The band has the right spirit to make the energy work. There are slower parts and longer jams and a somewhat open ending.
The third disc is a 20 minute documentary by Robert Hoffman filmed during the tour which resulted in this recording. It gives a good introduction to the three musicians of how they came to their names given by Father Yod or within the Source, the community related under his leadership. They explained some mind-expanding moment related with that period, and still seems to be positively affected by it. As a bonus are some not too incredible kaleidoscopic compilations of photographs, with some brighter moments.

474 copies only

Homepages : http://www.yahowha13.com/ & http://www.yahowha.org
Label info : http://prophasemusic.com/yahowa13.aspx
& http://prophasemusic.com/Yahowha13_2013.aspx
Article : http://nicepooperzine.blogspot.com/2010/04/yahowha-13-2013.html
Other review : http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Reviews_August10.htm#Yahowa13
private I/D : Midnight Hot (SING,2009)***

Like a big fuck against hypocrisy, I/D’s front cover is a statement how prostitution was legalised by their government (Singapore) and today a job for thousands. This girl doesn’t look happy.
I/D has a wide range of interest for music from the 70s especially, and they don’t seem to give a damn about their own style focus. They just are, jamming in free ways, sideways and different ways. The album starts with a rather free mode drumming, noisy background sounds, some reverb recordings, like a starting point of uneasiness. Then electric guitars are slowly finding itself, and so does the drumming find a rhythm to jam upon, along with various electric guitars. Different layers participate all the time. One distant drumming gives a post-industrial space effect, playing in a room, while the electric bass is the only instrument remaining in the front mostly, electric guitars jam with a certain psychedelic and elsewhere jazzrock-like wildness in the distance, and another guitar moves more slowly a bit closer. All these layers with different options and perspectives makes a part of the jam a bit blurry, noisy, losing its focus and leaving out any structure (compared to krautrock if they really want to know). The goal is lost, the reality a shadow. It’s just their reality. They don’t give a fuck, they just are. Wild and like a sonic noise-psychedelic statement.

Audio : "Hot Boy" & video on http://www.youtube.com/
Info with audio : http://cdbaby.com/cd/midnighthot
& http://www.myspace.com/idclownz 
Info with audio : http://ricecooker.kerbau.com/2009/02/04/id-midnight-hot-cd-out-now/
& http://wakingupto.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/168-id-hot-boy/
& http://culturepush.com/2009/02/03/midnight-hot-by-i-d-giveaway/
Sulatron Sula Bassana : The Night (D,2009)***

I almost didn’t realize this was the same band* that I knew from a previous release. While on the last tracks they are a typical post-Hawkwind space-jam band (convincing in its simple but very effective trip effect), on the first three tracks they have tried some very different moods, while bringing them to a stretched jam-session too : like some 60s elements with head-danceable rhythm and distorted voice, or some independent rocker with emotional guitars and Floydian effects in its instrumental part, showing a different group which can lift some other elements into the same context too : this I think is an original idea, while on the last tracks there’s no longer any thinking experience left :- it’s all sucked in into the psychedelica of the moment, like a giant UFO, living on the pure energy of the listener who’s dragged away by its sonic mind blending experience.

*PS. Only after the review I was told this is a one man band!! Just one track was sung by Stefan Koglek of Colour Haze.

Info with audio : http://www.myspace.com/sulabassana
Homepage : http://www.sulabassana.de/
Label info : http://www.sulatron.com/...
Other reviews : -
Previous album is reviewed on http://psychemusic.org/prog20.html  ; next album next ->
Sulatron Sula Bassana : Kosmonauts (D,2010)*°°

Once privately released as a cdr, this album was remastered by 70s Krautrock man Eroc and reisued for a somewhat (?) bigger audience. The first track sounds promising. This is called “Barbarella”, probable referring to that soft erotic science fiction near-B cult movie. There's lots of use of new analogue sequenced rhythms, with use of beeps like once used by Kraftwerk for another purpuse now staged for somewhat danceable trance-music. With an interesting layered complexity in the first track, this effect on the listening decreases with each track. Space trances follow up to even more quiet waters, the red plastic pop cocktail bars remain filled with coloured-oil-in-water-lamps effects on the walls, “Stella Star” turns the lounge music to a head-trance without inducing effects. Also “Trillian” is slower, this time with dub effects on the guitar. The last track, “Pygar” becomes very simple with obvious New Age melodies and chords ; all the lamps and coloured effects are still there, but there's little more life's-surprises left to experience : all the good-looking chicks already went home.

Info with audio : http://www.myspace.com/sulabassana
Homepage : http://www.sulabassana.de/
Description on http://www.clear-spot.nl/... & http://www.recordheaven.net/...
Other review : http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=295905
& on http://www.unimeri.com/...
German reviews : http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/ & http://www.gaesteliste.de/...next->
HauRuk/SPQR Ballo Delle Castagne (I,2009)**'

Coming from different sorts of groups and styles (with one member from Calle della Morte, the neo-gothic/folk The Green Man, and Recondita Stirpe) this album was released on a neofolk label but is from a different world, with its own dark matter, and with more psychedelic space surrounded by it.
The group seems to have something partially of these 80s-90s dark underground groups, with their dark sound, which was at times post-punkish, and with simple repetitions, they could create their own spaces of psychedelica, just like this band does. They use this repetitive mood for improvisations on electric fuzz guitars, effects of sitar or additional piano solos, accompanied and alternated by dark spoken word leads (in Italian). They’re full of gloom, taking bunker rock to a state of imagination, not sure to where of their astral planes are leading them. The smoothness of all this shows its own attraction. 

Info with audio : http://www.myspace.com/ballocastagne
Other reviews : -         next album->
HauRuk/SPQR Ballo Delle Castagne : 108 -10" MLP- (I,2009)**'/***

Two songs were pressed on this limited to 300 copies 10inch with a cover recalling the Nick Cave and late 80s area and a touch of black magic in the content. It is not simple to place Ballo delle Castagne but I will try. It is difficult because these two songs have something from different musical areas. We hear a dark but loud enough “spell”-like voice into song, with one root in the post-punkish wave forms, being rock songs and still, with roaring electric fuzz guitars spanning its edge into psychedelia as well, a touch of progressive darkness, with somewhere a touch of Franco Battiato’s passionate electronic and progressive music with song. The two songs predate the upcoming album ‘Kalachakra’.

“108” relates to, according to the composer, the evil passions or temptations that bestow us before we can become Buddha. It is a number often used in Buddhism and Hinduism, also referring to the proportions (diameter and distance) between the sun and earth and earth and moon. The info sheet told me that there was a connection to Franco Battiato as I could hear but also to the Biglietto per Linferno, another Italian classic from the great Italian 70s progressive scene. In it a wish is born to grow out to a better world even when some of these origins might become mud, forgotten and sinking to the bottom once more, they still might be able to feed the roots of the lotus further..

Info with audio : http://www.myspace.com/ballocastagne
Label info : http://www.hauruckspqr.com/Html/News.html
Other review on http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=26289 ;
next album here->
HRSPQR     Ballo Delle Castagne : Kalachakra (I,2011)**

The sound of Ballo Delle Castagne remains ultra dark and dense. The music technically sounds like being rooted in improvised rock and psychedelia while the mood is from a darker area. One track inspired by the German Eloy. Words (in Italian mostly) were used the Tibetan Bardo Thodol (Book of the dead or of the living) and from a Klaus Kinski's play on Jesus Christ. Director Werner Herzog and his most important film character and actor Klaus Kinski returns as inspiration. The title of the album refers to Herzog's documentary „Kalachakra: The Wheel of Time“. And there's another Kinski reference to the movie “Aguirre”. Extra guests were Carolina Cecchinato (Egida Aurea) and Mathelyia (Blooding Mask). There's a small reference to the Tibetan singing in one track, there's a bit of sitar used too but the playing remains limited and a dark cloud everywhere.

The third part of the album Trilogy will be dedicated to the Epic of Gilgamesh, to be released on early 2012.

Audio : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb0U_0a6Ml8
Label : http://www.hauruckspqr.com/Html/Catalogue.html
Description on http://www2.mailordercentral.com/...
Other review : http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=396365
Italian review : http://www.unprogged.com...
September Gurls Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway : Oxygen Thieves (UK,2009)**'

From all the periods the duo went through (from the sixties until now) they took something with them into the mix, from a couple Beatlesque influences in the vocal arrangements or rhythms, the exotic mixes with hurdy gurdy or sitar or Afghan violin (?) and tabla with electric (distorted) parts, over an occasional 70s bluesrock flavour, the rather punkish attitude towards psychedelia, some  Hawkwind flavour or a post-west coast song inspiration, over different 80s & 90s singing styles and the alternative pop approach of those days, to the 90s psychedelia from the Bevis Frond.
This is all very much down to the enjoyment of playing, the music as a place to live in, even more than it is an expression of something else. This effects the singing of course more than once, but less the music itself which can use that sort of enjoyment. Because so many elements are involved, the duo (with some guitar solos of Adrian’s son Aaron, and Bari Watts) keep my listening attention active. I guess this is a studio album, but this could work well on stage.

Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway since 1967 were involved in J.P.Sunshine, Magic muscle, Hawkwind, Bevis Frond and couple of other bands (like the also noticeable influence in two tracks of High Tide).

Guest appearances by Bari Watts (Outskirts of Infinity) and Aaron Shaw.

Info & audio : http://www.myspace.com/rodgoodwayadrianshaw
Label info : http://www.greatesthitsmailorder.com/...
Interview Adran Shaw : http://www.unimeri.com/PsychotropicZone/interview_005.en.php
Adrian Shaw discography : http://www.unimeri.com/PsychotropicZone/shaw.html
Rod Goodway discography : http://www.achingcellar.co.uk/pages/tree/family_2.html
Other review : http://terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Reviews_September09.htm
Other description : http://www.clear-spot.nl/catalog/view.php?item_id=331636
World In Sound GR & Full-Blown Expansion (F,2009)****

I heard some (other) bands complain pretentiously how for instance Black Sabbath was a bit simple and they can do better, but never have I heard any band more effective than the real bands and even cover bands. The same remarks about psychedelia but in fact not too many new bands have something really effective to add to the old scenes. And this, while they have better equipment, better technical conditions and all that, rarely is full range pedal control used with an ear to sound and then with a focus on this new thing and create something that sounds modern and fresh. But.. I have to say in this introduction,.. for GR & their Full-Blown Expansion are an exception.

They sound like something of an indie-jamrock band who know their skills, use interesting rhythms (6/4th on the first track), have a good choice of pedal controlled fuzz changes, are able to improvise a bit more quickly if necessary, and have a good interaction between guitars, bass and drums in fact with a basic psychrock band setting. A bit of electrified voice here and there (with a Stooges-like dirty vocal accent on the first track, or being-mad-in-space on the fourth track), this sounds mostly a jamming on stage band for the enjoyment of playing together with energy (not just like solo trips of individuals). Here and there suddenly a psychedelic keyboard solo forms another surprising layer. I was sure that if this band would be on stage they should go and make it. BUT then I have one element to disappoint me from that last assumtion. GR and Full-Blown Expansion is but a one man band in studio. Well done !

Info & audio : http://www.myspace.com/bossyaya
Other review on http://www.lowcut.dk/..
& http://www.i94bar.com/reviews/gr_and_fullblownexpansion.php
& http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Reviews_April09.htm#GRandExp
& http://www.headheritage.co.uk/addressdrudion/117/
Other description on http://www.clearspot.nl/... & http://www.kozmik-artifactz.com/...
Vinyl edition on http://bonhomie.free.fr/gr.html
Label : http://www.worldinsound.de/

Other band from guitarist is Gunslingers, reviewed on next page->
Prophase Rec. Kohoutek : Losslessloss -LP- (US,2010)***'

What a weird band. Together with the splendid artwork it gives a certain Aztec mystique to the concept. The two sides are based upon one improvisation, not really a jam but something that happens before and partly during some psychedelic jam, here the band remains very long within a free music excursion on sounds inspiration, dancing-hanging around a stable note / foundation: vibration, improvising like spirals around it, with the flute as the peaks out of an abstract painting. Partly electronica, you can hear improvisation that are like playing with the sounds of a radio tuning in, all in different layers with the pedal guitar and found percussion. An improvisational free psych-jazz drum style brings in a more founded jam-foundation on which the electric guitar suddenly improvises with some recognisable psychedelic solos, the world of the layers with sound meditations of a near-chaotic but balancing out edge behind. Sometimes instead of electric / electronic instruments this could have been an improvisation with plastic, blowing and playing with it, the sounds are more of an electric/electronic nature. It is an interesting jam which tends to lose itself a few times, but finds a couple of different approaches too, which makes this interesting.

Homepages : http://www.yahowha13.com/ & http://www.yahowha.org
Band info : http://claviusproductions.alkem.org/kohoutek/press.html
Label info : http://prophasemusic.com/kohoutek.aspx
Other review : http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Reviews_August10.htm#Kohoutek
Sulotron Rec.    Sula Bassana : Dark Days -2LP/CD-(D,2012)???


review soon


Homepage: http://www.sulabassana.de/
Other reviews: http://tripjam.blogspot.be/2012/08/sula-bassana-dark-days-2012.html
& http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/07/09/sulabassanareview/
& http://www.roadburn.com/2012/07/album-of-the-day-sula-bassana-dark-days/
& http://aural-innovations.com/..
& http://mratavist.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/sula-bassanadark-days/
& http://www.cosmiclava.com/... & http://happeningmagazine.blogspot.be/...









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