September Gurls Records

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Primordial Undermind
Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have tirelessly mined the nether regions of avant psych-rock for the past 15 years, resulting in a sonically fertile body of work. Arn cut his teeth in the legendary Crystallized Movements (with Wayne Rogers & Kate Village) throughout the 1980's, the Twisted Village flagship band which, in its wake, also spawned Magic Hour and Major Stars. On their 7" singles and a number of compilation appearances throughout the 1990's, plus albums for September Gurls, Camera Obscura and Emperor Jones, the Primordial Undermind displayed a steady progression from distorted, psychedelic Nuggets-esque overload to full blown free instrumental rock. Just before relocating from Austin, Texas to Vienna, Austria in late 2004, Arn engaged in a series of studio sessions with his Austin crew. The results have been refined into a mesmerizing album entitled Loss of Affect, a deep meditation in sound transcending the boundaries of rock music. Even with a history of taking left turns, it is evident from the get-go that Loss of Affect is a departure for Primordial Undermind. Oozing into consciousness with "Intercessor", the band develops a full collective cosmic ethno-drone mantra, utilizing space and interplay to create ritualistic swirls of sound. Flowing into "Breathe Deep", a solo avant acoustic guitar excursion exploring odd tunings and tonal colors, shifting and heaving as it winds ever forward. From here, the band unleashes the volume and Loss of Affect continues further out, as full-blown, free acid-rock magma surges in molten explosions, intertwined with an expanded palette of instrumentation that includes bass clarinet and various other woodwinds, shakers, electronics and hammer dulcimer. Loss of Affect CD is out on Strange Attractors Audio House. Primordial Undermind are: Eric Arn - guitar Vanessa Arn - electronics, percussion Otis Cleveland - alto sax, bass clarinet, flute, hammer dulcimer Johnny Mac - drums, percussion Joe Volpe - bass with special appearances by: Douglas Ferguson - electronics John Wilkins - drums LP

13.00 €

PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND - Yet more wonders of the invisible world
Debut full-length by this California band which sets out to blast a mineshaft to your subconscious. Underminded by ex-Crystalized Movement and Outside/Insider Eric Arn they breed the feast, feed the breach and swim the ultramaroon. They dive through calm and stormy seas surfacing with twisting melodies only to bury them under scrambling piles of guitar again. Hard driving psychedelic rock that is up to date in every way. Fuzz-psych freakouts, pop and mystery. Previous releases: 7"es on Baby Huey/Shrimper and Dionysus, tape on Shrimper, tracks on Shrimper compilation 7"es. Their 2nd album is out now (98) on Camera Obscura, Australia. LP

10.20 €


12.80 €

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