Capitol K’s Faith And Industry drops an LP by psychedelic groove-jazzers Champagne Dub. Given that the band contains members of Melt Yourself Down, Acoustic Ladyland and The Comet Is Coming it was always likely that Drops would be an intense affair. The band’s trick is to keep things fun even when it gets heavy - ‘Gatito Ven’, for instance, combines the weight of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz with the propulsive rhythms of Boredoms’ drum period.
Now a producer of some note (The Comet Is Coming, Ibibio Sound Machine), Kristian Craig Robinson returns to his original incarnation which through the nineties and noughties splurged out some pretty brilliant bold and inventive electronica. This latest album was inspired by a trip to his native Malta where he built a studio in a cave.
Kristian from Capitol K has had a hand in this latest release from spiritual rocker John Johanna. Bringing together four previously cassette-only tracks with four exclusives, I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes is psychedelic in the proper sense. Bringing together Eastern tonalities, drone, blues rock, raga and more, the tracks here have a propulsive and hypnotic quality that is only accentuated by Johanna’s chanted spiritualist texts.
A true indie record from Super Best Friends Club sees frontman Jonah Brody take a whole new approach into his vocal style. The whole band has seen a vast improvement to give a much more mature style of musicianship that creates a psych and country mix entitled Loveblows. Available on vinyl LP from ‘Faith and Industry’.