Indies only coloured vinyl re-issue EP from Italy's psychedelic noisemeisters Sonic Jesus. Originally released in 2010, it sold out almost instantly. Heavy, droney, shoe-gazey psych rock at its finest. Debut album 'Neither Virtue nor Anger' got some great critical attention and this is just as loud.
1 review. Add your own review.
Imagine painting with Sonic Jesus. Those walls would be lathered. Everything would be dripping. Your shoes would get incredibly messy. Your cup of tea would be talking to you. You’d be painting a planet, because you’d be in space. Basically what I’m saying is… texture. It is their shit: big dollops of thick fucking sound for you to wade through. This self-titled record, quite naturally released on Fuzz Club a couple years ago, masquerades as minimalist psychedelia while secretly piling on endlessly dense bouts of garage rock.
“Monkey On My Back” is slow-burning at its best -- it opens on a discarded vocal sample, breaks into slow, churning riffs, reverb and a distorted voice, before opening up onto its grand gestures -- brief arpeggiated chords shatter the song’s groove like glass before a bass drum brings thy crux. “Lost” brings the swirl, losing our lead sir Sonic Jesus and its singing in the centre of the circle as a synthline goes ‘round and ‘round at its edge. It’s gnarly and pretty at one, which is what Sonic Jesus like: they bring the heavy, but only once you’re into it.
This is a pretty good showcase of Sonic Jesus doing all the psychedelic things, whether clear as crystal or muddy as me when I fell in a puddle in an attempt to retrieve a football (star date: recently). They’ve more than proved themselves lovers of the musical behemoth with that triple album of big, groovy epics, but if that’s too much, you can always skim read them with this one.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- Sonic Jesus EP by Sonic Jesus
What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.
Get alerted to new stock from this artist / label.