The Deeep – Muddy Tracks 12″

I don’t exactly like borrowing words, but sometimes it’s all too necessary. Uttered first from the folks at 100% Silk, “Muddy Tracks” is a “stripped down satisfying zombie trance-hop” from start to finish. You can’t really get more straight to the point than that statement with this record in mind. Continue reading “The Deeep – Muddy Tracks 12″”

Ital – Ital’s Theme 12″

For those of you who are fans of Mi Ami, you’ll be happy to know that ITAL is the moniker of Daniel Martin-McCormick. There’s just one problem – the stuff included on this 12″ is so far from Mi Ami you’d probably never even believe it. Continue reading “Ital – Ital’s Theme 12″”

Pocahaunted – Threshold 7″

In case you weren’t already aware, I’ll fill you in. Pocahaunted is no longer a band. Sorry for being so blunt, but yes, it’s sad and true. They announced their break up back in August, and as that article states, “the band has been going on for four years in multiple configurations and after all this time we’ve just decided to move on.” There you have it, folks. You can read the rest of that article if you want more details, but nonetheless, that was certainly some crushing news when it was first announced. Now, about two months after the initial announcement, they’re putting the final nail in the Pocahaunted casket. This 7″ we have here today would be the final actions from Pocahaunted, coming from their premier label Not Not Fun out of Los Angeles, CA.

This final release from Pocahaunted comes with two songs, starting with “Threshold” on the A-side, and “Echolocation” on the flip side. Totaled together, both of these songs make for over ten minutes of pure Pocahaunted bliss. “Threshold” incorporates a complete mess of swirling sounds, dub-like bass lines, and a polished lead guitar that keeps you in it’s grip from beginning to end. During the final two minutes of the song is when things unquestionably start to get crazy, and then it all changes up again before the final minute of the song. After some tribal-like chants that intoxicating lead guitar comes back to do no other than force you to get up and move, and shortly after this you’re going to be aching to hear the song again. A great track indeed with unusual song patterns that evokes thoughts like “I wonder what’s coming next.” Without a doubt, a perfect fit-in with the rest of the Pocahaunted catalog. Flip that 7″ over for the slowed down and much more relaxed “Echolocation”. Check them both out right below!

Threshold –

Echolocation –

My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Experimental, Trance
Threshold 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Threshold
2.) Echolocation

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Pocahaunted on Myspace
More info. on the 7″ over @ Not Not Fun
Check out their extensive discography at Discogs

Psychic Ills – Catoptric

Yo yo. Got something a bit different for you guys today. I was in search of something new, and this is what I came up with. It’s the latest release from the PSYCHIC ILLS, and it comes from the Social Registry in a numbered edition of 550 on random colored vinyl. The songs on this record were recorded at nearly the same time as their full-length “Mirror Eye”, which was released back in the beginning of 2009. This was the stuff from that era of the band that was never quite finished and mastered, so instead of letting it waste away they put it on this nice new LP for us.

Now I don’t know which of you guys have already come across the Psychic Ills, but if you have, you already know one thing: these guys create some otherworldly tunes. Hence why I said it was different at the beginning of the post. I don’t really think this stuff is for everybody, but that doesn’t exactly mean you won’t like it. Drony, zoned out, trance-like songs fill this record from beginning to end, and for some reason it reminds me of the pyramids and ancient Egypt and all that jazz whenever I’m listening. I don’t really know what that means, but hopefully it will help give you an idea of your own. You should definitely check out the song “Secret Flower” though, which is probably the most accessible song from the LP. It’s a buzzy, swirling and moody song all at once, and the feeling it evokes is definitely strange, or eerie. I’ve never really been at a loss for words before on here, but this is definitely the closest I’ve been. Just check out the song below and see what you think, because that’s what really matters.

Secret Flower –

My Rating: 6.5/10
Genre/ Tags: Experimental, Drone, Trance
Catoptric: Tracklist:
1.) Transmute
2.) Secret Flower
3.) Indus Echo
4.) Outvocation

Psychic Ills on Myspace
BUY the limited edition record directly from Insound – Limited to 550!
Read the album description from the Social Registry to get an even better idea of the music