Label: Riot Season - REPOSELP420 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition Silver • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
There is a limited edition mail order only bonus 'Psych Is Live' CD-R available now with the black vinyl repress or a very limited amount on it's own. See artwork below. Formed inThe Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music Nuraghe - The Cosmic Dead - Psych Is Dead good vibes and better vibrations. Known for their improv, chaos strewn, Buckfast smashed against the wall take on space music, they have roamed from Roadburn to Las Vegas, Dundee to Bangalore with each album offering a meditative window into a certain time and space.
White vinyl edition of copies for the world. Silver vinyl edition of copies for the world. Mail order exclusive. Nuraghe Nuraghe - The Cosmic Dead - Psych Is Dead was because, Everybodys Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - The Beatles - The Alternate White Album to the author, everyone knew that punk began with Green Day.
Of course loads of people piled in on this, in an equally hilarious way. At around the same time I went to see an amazing spoken word performance from Jello Biafra. He talked for around four hours in all, and it was never less than fascinating.
The punk aesthetic has, in particular, been through many incarnations and its death has been exaggerated on any number of occasions. I have, in the past, received criticism from some psych fans who find the title of my blog misleading. For me psych, like punk, is more an attitude; and one that is actually not dissimilar.
If that is the case then this album definitively does not come under that category. When you know you can initially tell that this was recorded somewhere warm and sunny. Gradually though the storm clouds begin to mass overhead and you are very soon engulfed in a tempest that really assaults the senses.
The intensity of this is huge, and one of the moments on this album where the raw live Cosmic Dead really comes through. Once the storm passes, there is a long section of relative calm which is hypnotic and strangely melodic before ramping up into a massive tsunami of a climax.
This is possibly I Dont Wanna Get Drafted - Frank Zappa - Bienvenue En Suisse most chilled track I have ever heard The Cosmic D….
This is The Cosmic Dead at their heaviest and most visceral. This is the Cosmic Dead unexpurgated and live!!!! This is The Cosmic Dead on fucking speed…turn this fucker up loud and wait for the environmental health to come round. This is the eventually culmination of what Black Sabbath started with that first self-titled track. The sound of hammers on metal…the repetition…the colossal unending pummelling on the brain into submission…sonic blast after sonic blast as the band career into a whirling dervish frenzy of guitars and drums.
Quite possibly the most breathless and full on thing I have ever heard on record, and as close as the band have ever got to replicating their live performances. A statement that says fuck you…this is what WE are about.
This is the sound of a band Nuraghe - The Cosmic Dead - Psych Is Dead others out of the water…of wiping the slate clean and eviscerating the genre with which the have most been identified over recent years. What a fucking trip! Follow that if you can! This album consists of three tracks. The first is probably the most recognisably Cosmic Dead, the Scottish psych band.
The second declares psych dead. The third is proving it. This is a massive raised finger that is backed up with something as raw and visceral as you could imagine…. Nuraghe 2. Psych Is Dead 3. FW 28 Formed inThe Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music through good vibes and better vibrations.
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