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The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow (2013) review

April 16, 2013

The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow (2013) review

Indigo Meadow, filled with spacey hypnotic
splendor, channels the mystic ethereal delights of The Doors and early Pink
Floyd, overflowing the grooves with a heartbeat pounding bass that inches along
like some dark foreboding undercurrent onto which 60’s era wobbling fuzzed out
guitars and tribal drumming unearth a time and state of mind that’s nearly been
forgotten. The Black Angels have learned, or perhaps have been given the gift
of transcending both time and space, enticing colours out of pure oxygen, and
compressing the atmosphere while setting controls for a acid-laced spiritual
overdrive that will jettison the listener to a place beyond their scope of
being.
The tone-arm had barely lifted before I was
swept with the intoxicating notion that Phosphene Dream had been their
Revolver, and that as The Beatles had done so many years ago, The Angels have
taken a sonic step from the realm of easy psychedelic pop to a Beatle-esque
Sgt. Pepper journey [with the emphasis on ‘journey’], one filled with personal
and social implications that would, and hopefully here will, set a new
generation at the steps of musical enlightenment and wonder.  Indigo Meadow is much more psychedelic than
neo-psychedelic … with the band sounding less sinister, and no longer
assaulting the listener with their visionary concepts, choosing more to nudge
the listener, almost unknowingly, into their sphere of influence … and what a
wonderful place it is to be.
Review made by Jenell Kesler/2013
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