Headspin Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Chicago's The Luck of Eden Hall have been producing shards of hooky psychedelic music for some time now and this further refined their Beatles-influenced sound. There's no getting away from the influence of the psychedelic era of the fab four on this record with its immaculate production, descending chords and air of a granny-glassed tea party in 1967. You could also throw in comparisons such as XTC's Dukes of Stratospheare project, piling on the psychedelic affects and winsome vocals with aplomb. Its a dense swirling concoction that references all the best bits of the acid-fried 1960's psych travellers. Comes in what the label describe as a "majestic gatefold sleeve with stunning artwork and lyric sheet".
Named after a very nice glass vase, The Luck of Eden Hall have been lauded by none other than Smashing Pumpkins arch-miserablist Billy Corgan and list their influences as (among a great many others) Nick Drake, Sparklehorse, Alice Cooper, Steely Dan and U2. As if that wasn't confusing enough, they describe their music as 'popped psychedelic rock and rollism'. Limited edition gatefold on 180g vinyl? Don't mind if I do.