DAILY RECORDS : Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Cave, & Ceremony

by | Jun 24, 2010 | MUSIC

Assemble Head In Sunburst SoundWhen Sweet Sleep Returned (Tee Pee Records)
Swooshy, swirly psychedelic epics with tendencies in the hippie rather than the heavy directions. Guitars are jangly rather than distorted, and vocals feature the male-female group singing that characterized early Jefferson Airplane. Plenty of relaxed tempos and hazy, gorgeous melodies to be found here. Excellent stoner blissout music.

CavePure Moods (Drag City)
Acid-soaked single-chord drone over which inscrutable phrases are chanted. The instrumentation is post-hippie jam band, but the riffing is pure Krautrock. Reminds me of the Grateful Dead playing Can covers–and I mean that as a complement. Turn on the lava lamp for this one.

CeremonyRocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
Not the Ceremony I reviewed two weeks ago–this is a Fredericksburg-based two-piece who play fuzzed-out guitar riffs over drum machine beats. Shoegaze is definitely the word, but in the discordant feedback-laced spirit of early Jesus And Mary Chain. Punk noise plus pop melodies equals bliss.

Assemble Head In Sunburst SoundWhen Sweet Sleep Returned (Tee Pee Records)
Swooshy, swirly psychedelic epics with tendencies in the hippie rather than the heavy directions. Guitars are jangly rather than distorted, and vocals feature the male-female group singing that characterized early Jefferson Airplane. Plenty of relaxed tempos and hazy, gorgeous melodies to be found here. Excellent stoner blissout music.

CavePure Moods (Drag City)
Acid-soaked single-chord drone over which inscrutable phrases are chanted. The instrumentation is post-hippie jam band, but the riffing is pure Krautrock. Reminds me of the Grateful Dead playing Can covers–and I mean that as a complement. Turn on the lava lamp for this one.

CeremonyRocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
Not the Ceremony I reviewed two weeks ago–this is a Fredericksburg-based two-piece who play fuzzed-out guitar riffs over drum machine beats. Shoegaze is definitely the word, but in the discordant feedback-laced spirit of early Jesus And Mary Chain. Punk noise plus pop melodies equals bliss.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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