Sweden’s Allmighty Subliminal Sounds is releasing a brand new album from the mountainously progressive heavy psychedelic band, Kebnekajse. As they so eloquently put it on the SS website: “There’s a rumble in the mountain, the forest swings and sings, the wint grabs tones that meanders high up amongst the clouds…..When they unleash their heavy version of Horgalaten at a festival the ring dancing spins so that hippie-hair flutter and knee-tassle starts smoking. It is time for the troll dance again.” Click to read more and listen to a track off their album which Subliminal Sounds has so generously sent my way!
Archive for January, 2009
TEXT BY: SASHA LEE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JENNIFER ZILIOTTO
Psychedelic sweethearts ENTRANCE recently played the Troubadour last Thursday, January 15th.
For those of you who have not heard or seen them, this Los Angeles based power trio deliver a seemingly otherworldly channeling of the blues through their uniquely fashioned rainbow-prismatic monocle. But not just blues in a watered down, regurgitated game of telephone way- Entrance harkens back to the early, Spiritualist roots of Blues music, when you still had your chance to sell your soul at the crossroads or deliver prophetic sermons with it. Think of Jimi Hendrix transcendentally meditating on the 1920’s mysticism of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “Low Down Hoo Doo blues,” and you have something close to Entrance’s unearthly sound.
Nicole Claveloux was born in Saint-Etienne, France in 1950 and moved to Paris in 1967. The fact that she illustrated a number of periodicals, magazines (including the French Heavy Metal magazine!) and even children’s novels in the late 60’s leads me to believe that forty years ago, there was a surprising abundance of talent on the radio waves and in the pages of printed stuff that is somehow lacking today. This girl would be designing band flyers for 5 bucks and a beer if she were around today. Lots more after the jump- even more from a 60’s image collector Oange on flickr.