10/10 Mike Staff review, 19 September 2013
This is deeply psychedelic. I’ve not come across Morgan Delt before today but I just put the needle down on this record and there’s all sorts of weirdness going on, backwards guitar melodies, crazy processed vocals and woozy rhythms kind of like Portishead and Candy Claws resculpting a Tame Impala or Connan Mockasin record, perhaps? There’s a neo-baroque melodicism with an eerie Eastern flavour and all the sounds are so fucked up that it kind of straddles the line between really out-there ‘60s stuff and more modern acid-fried freaks.
Flip it and there’s something which is a bit less head-melting but also excellent, taking the Eastern vibes a step further with some great wibbly eastern-scale guitar soloing which suddenly drops down to some cinematic recorder and strings at the end. It’s one of those records that has me scratching my head wondering how they made all the sounds, and whether it’s even possible for these songs to be recreated in a live environment without the luxury of tape manipulation. Not that it really matters because I’m not telling you to see him live, I’m telling you to buy this single. My favourite thing on Trouble In Mind since the Maston album.
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