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This is such a confusing release that I’ve actually nearly finished listening to it by the time I’ve figured out what it actually is. What it actually is is the first in a series of singles in which modern musicians interpret songs from the crate-digging masterclass that is the Secret Museum of Mankind compilation series. Anyway, label runner Matthew Clark has got together with frie ...

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Secret Museum of Kind Men Volume 1 by Gongtrain
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9/10 Mike Staff review, 27 November 2012

This is such a confusing release that I’ve actually nearly finished listening to it by the time I’ve figured out what it actually is. What it actually is is the first in a series of singles in which modern musicians interpret songs from the crate-digging masterclass that is the Secret Museum of Mankind compilation series.

Anyway, label runner Matthew Clark has got together with friends Colin Langenus (of USAisaMonster), along with Davis Salisbury on guitar and Odeya Nini on vocals, to cover ‘Kaike Ena Sholio’ by Kostis, from Greece, and from Japan ‘Ise-No-Umi’ by the Imperial Household Orchestra.

Both are tackled with a modern psychedelic bent which complements the hazy mysticism of the melodies well. The A side is quite Grailsy, with winding melodies and a dark-psych headiness, while the B is a slower-moving number which builds insidiously like a plodding, heaving mantra with lots of fast tremolo droning on the guitar. It’s ace.



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