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- The Second Bardo by The Cult Of Dom Keller
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Psych-rockers Cult Of Dom Keller impressed us all last year with their debut LP on Cardinal Fuzz, a label which has established itself as a safe pair of hands in the last couple of years with releases from The Heads, Lantern, Vision Fortune, The Shine Brothers and more. Now they're back again with LP number two, 'The Second Bardo', which features 10 more hits from their concise hypno-rock bong.
These lads are rocking a persistent, fuzz-laden psych-pop style from the school of bands like Spacemen 3 and the Jesus & Mary Chain. The rhythm section and vocals lock into a monotonous churning, grinding juggernaut chug reminiscent of hypno-psych contemporaries Dead Skeletons, but the raw blown-out distorto guitar licks that slice over the top are more in the territory of The Heads or Aqua Nebula Oscillator when they really get going. 'Beyond Burning Skies' has a dual guitar splatter that'll rip your face clean off.
They know how to take it down a notch, too. Mid-album breather 'Heavy And Dead (Demo Version)' alternates between a slinky minimal drum and bass groove and vocal croon and clever sampling, all coated in sticky, greasy reverb, and a chorus which lifts everything with a droning organ chord and a guitar that's distorted into a dirty treble-heavy buzz. If you enjoyed their hypno-riffing distorto-pop first time round, this is more of the same but even more grandiose. And if you've not checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?
10/10 Lolly Customer review, 28th February 2015
Really enjoyed their first long player ( the blue vinyl one ) is really sweet tripped out songs so when I saw they had released a secodn album I was more than curious and glad I was.
So how do you describe this album? Frazzled, tripped out, primitive yet out there songs that sound like they were written by an alien on acid. This album goes from etheral to full on space doom trippy shitty to ambient noises and beyond. Some great songs , great jams and overall the atmosphere is like being sucked into a vortex.
in the curent scene shitty indie psych this is heavy, mind blowing stuff as it's kinda goth without being goth, bluesy wiothout being cheesey and even grungey . The guitars are awesome and the heaviness of the vinyl sound adds to the overall full on drug induced almost sexually charged audio trip out! Loving this band more and more every time.
7/10 Adam Customer review, 14th February 2015
Their first album really was crazy good. Who are these guys even? This one didn’t really blew my away quite as much, but is still super solid. Its' psychedelic, primitive, distorted sound really creates a great atmosphere, and makes you lose track of time.
I think it could have been ever rawer, cause it feels a bit half-assed at times.
However, lasting this on vinyl definitely gave it a different edge from the lousy mp3 that i had at first. Such warm, fuzzy, reverbfilled songs as "Heavy & Dead" rattles your bones, it's as if Hawkwind building drones in the 22nd century.
But overall, definitely worth buying, and i’d super excited to see what these guys will do in the future. 7/10
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