Here’s a good one for all you fans of space rock, experimental improv and freaky-ass guitar effects…recommended for people who like Bardo Pond, Spaceman 3, NNCK, the Vocokesh and, in general, that crazy Terrastock vibe.
The Social Registry
Psychic Ills slips a bit further from songcraft, a bit deeper into shadowy ethno-drones in this, their second proper full-length, splicing the tribal sounds of caravan percussion to space-age guitar effects and synthesizer sounds. Though usually compared to interstellar overdrivers like Spaceman 3, here the band sounds more like NNCK, improvisatory, foreboding and tethered loosely to Middle Eastern and African rhythms.
Also the Social Registry label is also giving away a mixtape with cuts from their 2008 stable of artists…interesting stuff, give it a spin. (MP3s don’t actually spin, do they? Well give it a try. You know what I mean.)