Wednesday, October 15, 2014

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! From Londinium comes our Pick this week: The Chemistry Set! Fresh off their inclusion, (as if they'd be denied!,) in Fruits de Mer's box set homage to Love, the guys continue their upward trajectory into mental inner space with a new 7" EP titled Elapsed Memories, out November 22nd.

At three tracks there's no room for half-measures, nor do they give it. This EP once again confirms the band's dedication to the genre of psychedelia and their talents and ability to create it. A-side, the title track, is a five-plus minute graduate course in craft. The B-side is no slouch either! "A Cure For The Inflicted Afflicted" explodes out of the gate and is a relentless slice of freakbeat, (and my favorite of the three.) The B-side also offers a cover of the Jimi Hendrix track "Love Or Confusion." They choose the "make it our own" route, versus rote replay, and it's another winner.

You don't have to teach old dogs new tricks, sometimes you just need to let the dog show you his BIG BAG of tricks. Hail The Chemistry Set!!! (And Fruits de Mer, who continues to boggle and blow minds with their impeccable taste!

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 other Thursday from 11pm to 1 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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