Wednesday, June 19, 2013
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Only fitting an album due for official release on the High Holy Day, Summer Solstice, should be chosen as the Pick of the Week: Todd Parker and the Witches!
As noted elsewhere, this new album, titled Martians, is mainly a solo excursion by Todd yet no less for the lone voyager creation. Free to do as he heard in his mind's eye and the power to bring these to full light we're all able to enjoy this trip to the Red Planet.
The album itself incorporates more of the melodic patterns and motifs oft-associated with the East, moreso than previously heard -imho. Drone and repetition are used to full advantage and the drums really stand out in the final mix. The bottom line: it's as good as I expect from a veteran psychedelic technician of the first rank. Summer's nearly here and Todd's providing the soundtrack!
Check out this video, for the title track, created by great friend & confidant Mr. Atavist:
(Also, check Mr. Atavist's own erudite review of this album here.)
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.