Thursday, November 14, 2013

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! The Italians are coming! Again.* Backed by a long tradition of great psychedelia emanating from the boot, from the '60s straight through to stalwarts like The Backwards and Strange Flowers, from Turin: The Selfish Cales!
They've recently released Light Worms And Old Dancing Ladies, available via Bandcamp.

Twelve tracks displaying a virtual textbook of '60s psychedelic tropes. It's an unabashed paean to the joys of the first era, effortless and beautiful and buoyant. No rote parrots either. They've done their homework and put in the time, and it shows. This is full-spectrum kaleidoscopic music by artists who wear their swirling, Escher-fractalled heart on their sleeves. (Their choice to cover July's "My Clown" is pluperfect. Their earlier EP, Dandelion Seeds: Highlights and Rarities from Psychedelic Sixties, found here, further illustrates the depth of their passion. Tomorrow's "Real Life Permanent Dream" is especially powerful!)

To illustrate:

Music vincit omnia! Hail The Selfish Cales!!!


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.

Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!

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