Tuesday, April 09, 2013
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week comes from Bergen, Norway: Electric Eye! They've just released their album, Pick-Up, Lift-Off, Space, Time on Fuzz Club Records. A seven-song smashing success of psychedelic sonics. To quote our good friend, Mr. Atavist, at Sunrise Ocean Bender:
"Fuzz Club handles the international distribution for the full-length debut of Norway’s Electric Eye, released on their own Klangkollektivet Records. Pickup, Lift Off, Space, Time eschews the obvious (and often narrow) tangents taken by many psych bands and goes instead for a heady blend of krautrock, space rock, some blues tinges, drone and more, without giving song craft the shaft. Electric Eye give Pickup, Lift Off, Space, Time a span and depth that approaches progressive not only in the music, but in the approach. Their first single, Tangerine, is a krautrocked engine that hits the road with a heavy heartbeat, covering some serious terrain that highlights not only how much they take in and return, but an expanse they take full advantage of. Cuts like 6 am, Lake Geneva and Morning Light put them firmly in the here and now, along with one foot and some extra toes well into the future by taking in so much from more than just one well. It’s a creeper of a record in some ways; engaging out of the gate, Pickup, Lift Off, Space, Time reveals more of exactly what’s in that title with each spin."
They've also got the Al Lover treatment on lead single, Tangerine:
Another favorite, Morning Light, live:
Brilliant! Get it. Sooner.
*** You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.