Some bygone righteousness on The Reverb Conspiracy Volume 3. Another top draw compilation from those cats at Fuzz Club, with four sides of pure mysticism. One for the serious revivalist, full of tripped out acidic guitars, spirit cleansing drones, horns, drums and all the requirements needed for enlightenment. Sounds of the past and the future, with east meeting west. Out on double LP and CD from Fuzz Club.
Double LP £21.99 TRC003LP
2LP on Fuzz Club inc. The Oscillation, Holy Science, Deathcrush, GOAT remixed by Anton Newcombe etc. Edition of 1200 copies.
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CD £9.99 TRC003CD
CD on Fuzz Club inc. The Oscillation, Holy Science, Deathcrush, GOAT remixed by Anton Newcombe etc. Edition of 1000 copies.
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9/10 The Doc Customer review, 25th August 2016
Fuzz Club are one of the most reliable labels around at the moment for providing mind-bending psych of all descriptions, and this exceptional compilation showcases that brilliantly. There's some pretty chilled stuff on here, some garage-infused psych-rock, some dense, heavy tracks and some stuff that's just plain fucking demented. If you've never come across Fuzz Club and want to know what they're about, this is an excellent place to start. Volume 4 is due for release soon, so hopefully that will provide more of the same.
10/10 ian robertson Customer review, 21st January 2015
Act III of The Reverb Conspiracy ceremony is once more upon us, courtesy of Fuzz Club Records' co-release with The Reverberation Appreciation Society.
London's The Oscillation get the reverb party started, throwing down the gauntlet with 'No Place To Go', a driving ecstatic psych statement of intent, encapsulating the experimentation and DIY ethos of this collection. A perfect "scene" setter...'Moon' by Madrid's Holy Science is a blissed out neo-psychedelic, weaving, hypnotic, gravity free, lunar excursion. Oslo noise-rocker's Deathcrush, deliver a deliciously pummeling 'You Now', flexing their fuzzed out post-punk, high-octane credentials. Side one closer, 'Suddenlines' by Berlin's The History Of Colour TV, drops the tempo way, way down, with their shimmering sheets of dreamscape shoegaze. Flipside intro, and a particular fave of mine released last year by Reykjavík's Singapore Sling, is the bouncing punk psychabilly of ‘You Drive Me Insane’. Dysfunctional trip, 'Meltdown Corp' by New Candys from Venezia, conjures gorgeously dislocated, psych-soaked abyssal plains. Chanteuse fronted Toulouse band, Sound Sweet Sound's 'Death Is On The Way', delivers a veritable slice of nineties San Francisco neo-psych, shamanic, multi-instrumentalism. Side two exits with Oristano's Undisco Kidd discharging 'Green Like An Alien', a rousing garage punk-psych anthem for the disaffected. Pulses are again set racing on Side three with Berlin motorik maestros Camera, delivering their infectious syncopative stomp symphony, 'Ausland'. Continuing the vibe, 'Side Effects' by Paris cold-wave, noise merchants Future, is an exquisite existential exercise in "sharp guitar riffs, cold melodies and fractured drums". Liverpool's Mugstar, warp in with their medieval tonally themed 'Hollow Ox', a sweeping, shape-shifting psychedelic cosmic rendering. Side three closer, One Unique Signal's "space-kraut post-drone noise-core", track 'Tungsten', showcases the London band's innovative experimental edge, in all it's layered druidic intoned glory. Side four opens with one of my many live highlights from last year, 'Hide From The Sun' by Korpilombolo's Goat, here given an Anton Newcombe surrealist sitar and pipe drone, remix therapy. London based Lola Colt's 'Away From The Water', is a masterclass in soaring primal vocals and mescal-soaked, widest-of-all-possible-wide-screen, cinematic jangling riffage.
As with any DJ worth his salt, the curators of this hand crafted compendium, having enthralled us on this supersonic roller-coaster ride, complete the assisted comedown of all comedowns with a worthy finale.
'As We've Been As One', courtesy of the enigmatic Berlin based François Sky, featuring sitar guru Jeff Levitz, envelops and cushions with a pulsatingly sumptuous splashdown in the Sea of Tranquility...
As with Volumes I and II, the ritual has been given masked form, in the shape of original Icelandic artwork by Jón Sæmundur.
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