Archive for October, 2012

Album of the day: Golden Void – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Lovingy pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Sometimes, and when I say ‘sometimes’, I mean on an odd, rare and beautiful occasion, you put on a record and instead of simply hearing and experiencing the music it transports, you get to actually feel the same happiness that its creators felt as they lovingly crafted and recorded that vinyl’s sacred contents.

Golden Void is one such record. This “new” band, led by guitar-vocal maestro Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless / The Freeks), has in fact existed in one manner or another since the various members’ teenage years.

Now releasing their debut full-length after many years spent plying their trade in various well-celebrated Californian rock acts, Golden Void are a slick, skilful and experienced proposition who manage to retain and express the love and emotion in their music that has surely remained since their very first jam.

Also featuring Aaron Morgan (bass, Eyes, Roots of Orchis), Justin Pinkerton (drums, Eyes, Roots of Orchis) and Isaiah’s wife Camilla Saufley-Mitchell (keys, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound), Golden Void capture the sunny side of psychedelic rock, the ethereal side of stoner rock and the groovy side of folk rock all at once.

‘The Curve’ and ‘Virtue’ both rock riffage as hard as any of Isaiah’s stellar axe work with mighty experimentalists Earthless, whilst ‘The Art of Invading’ and ‘Atlantis’ show off his sublime Dickie-Peterson-meets-Dave-Wyndorf knack of completely nailing the outer-cosmic approach to vocals.

If you insist on band-wise comparisons here, (and I’d urge you not to) think along the lines of The Atomic Bitchwax, Blue Cheer and even Cream, but Golden Void do just manage to capture that Sunday evening on a sun-kissed beach feeling in their own unique musical way; one which really needs to be heard for its own merit.

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Album of the day: Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: “Our legacy can only be assured if we continually burn down the past and plant seeds in the ashes,” proclaims Neurosis guitarist-vocalist Steve Von Till in a trailer for the band’s latest album, Honor Found in Decay. It’s got a nice ring to it, but might […]

Album of the day: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2012

Praise for Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Godspeed You! Black Emperor are one of those rare bands who enjoy a slavish dedication from their fans, a nearly unrivaled level of hero worship style extreme fandom, the sort of thing enjoyed by very […]

The Day After The Sabbath Vol 78: I Was Only Dreaming Posted Online

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Day After The Sabbath is a blog specialising in regular compilations of obscure heavy 60s and 70s rock. It’s Rich’ aim to reveal the secret world of bands that were inspired by the early psychedelic, doom and hard rock greats but were too short-lived, un-commercial or just plain unlucky […]

Album of the day: King Dude – Burning Daylight

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Dusted Magazine: T.J. Cowgill sings like an undertaker, his baritone hollowed out, echoing like it’s in a well and fraying into stutters at the very low-end. His “whoa-oh-oh” sounds more like a moan of suffering than an element of melody. Burning Daylight, the third full-length attributed to […]

Album of the day: Maserati – Maserati VII

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In the Simpsons episode “A Milhouse Divided”, Marge and Homer renew their vows. Homer‘s self-written vows include a series of “sickness and in health” dualities, one of which is “in quiet solitude or blasting across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey-navigated…” Rev. Lovejoy doesn’t finish […]

Album of the day: Stinking Lizaveta – 7th Direction

Posted on Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Cult instrumental power-trio Stinking Lizaveta are back again with 7th Direction, their (surprise, surprise) seventh album, and the band are clearly not short on ideas, sounding more invigorated than ever. Bringing together elements of funk, metal, punk, jazz and blues with the same kind […]

The Day After The Sabbath Vol 77: Good Connection Posted Online

Posted on Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The Day After The Sabbath is a blog specialising in regular compilations of obscure heavy 60s and 70s rock. It’s Rich’ aim to reveal the secret world of bands that were inspired by the early psychedelic, doom and hard rock greats but were too short-lived, un-commercial or just plain unlucky […]

Album of the day: Moon Duo – Circles

Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Moon Duo don’t exactly make music one would categorize as outdoorsy. For Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips axe-grinder Erik “Ripley” Johnson, their compellingly crafted brand of chemically treated krautrocking has felt positively subterranean, taking tried-and-true pop song templates and blasting them to smithereens with looping doses […]

Album of the day: The Cosmic Dead – The Exalted King

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Listen close enough to the 34-minute opening title track of The Cosmic Dead‘s The Exalted King and I’m pretty sure you can hear the universe expand. Have balls, will trip. The Glasgow-based foursome recorded the tape (yes, tape, released by Dub Ditch Picnic) in their […]

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