Optical Sounds Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
The Flowers Of Hell are not just playing around by titling this record Symphony No. 1: no, it would appear that they have written an actual symphony, and had an actual orchestra perform it. Of course, the band’s psych-rock roots still run thickly through the music, making for strange, thrillingly unique results. Edition of 300 vinyl LPs on Optical Sounds.
After a ‘brief’ hiatus, Optical Sounds returns with Issue 6 featuring interviews with Lantern, White Manna, Fuzz, Big Naturals, Cave, The Oscillation, Shooting Guns, Freak Flag Recordings, Crossroads Of Sabbath (a walking tour around the old haunts of a formative Black Sabbath).
There is also features on Funkadelic’s early foray into psych funk, a Brian Jonestown Massacre primer, a feature on the rise of the Fuzz pedal from the makers of North Effects pedals, plus record reviews and the start of a new regular feature – Hidden Treasures – where overlooked classics get some long overdue love.
48 A4 pages risographed issue.