8/10 Brian Staff review, 24 September 2010
Back to less clubby pastures with this new split effort on Blackest Rainbow. Ben Nash takes us on a journey with shimmering drone, sinister cosmic ambience and erm, a kind of wavering cosmic chamber drone piece that reminds me a bit of the Cluster/Eno stuff. It's all fairly hypnotic gear & rather than the one epic, you get four different moods derived from a similar theme. The flip side is possibly of even more interest because it's by, hey! Magic fuckin' Lantern. Their last swampy psych-dirge was quite the ticket and now they've a shortish tune & a big fat long one to stove your face in with. With Cameron Sun Araw feller in the ranks, you kind of know what yr getting here. Drowsy acid rock jamming of the highest order. Squalling drifts of spectral wah-wah, submerged pattering percussion, one note organ piercing through the liquid-y murk. I could listen to this stuff for quite a long time without getting remotely bored. The long track is a more brooding, deep stalker of a thing that sounds a little like Wooden Shjips on Valium. These guys make some of the most entertaining & evocative psychedelia out there, these two tracks are both quality. You should treat yourself, you really should. Only 300 so get yer skates on....
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