RIYL: Neon Indian's 'Psychic Chasms'
Picture The Rugrats immersed in a hallucinogenic stupor after accidentally ingesting some salvia plants in their backyard. Â Imagine Sonic the Hedgehog running through a lakeÂ of ketamine. Â You there? Â Good. Â Meet Graham Kartna. Â He made 4 albums in 2015 alone and Shoot the Moons, his 8th full-length, is the first batch of songs that are getting the vinyl treatment.
Tracks like Camp Radley/Big Freaks and XeniaÂ buzz and warble like your favorite 8-bit soundtracksÂ or that first Casio keyboard you got for Christmas in 1989, but there’sÂ a technique in Kartna’s rhythm that keeps the flow slightly off-kilter and interesting. Â If my ears aren’t playing tricks on me, I think I even heard a fart sample in Boyo Sleep Rox. Â Fans of Neon Indian’s debut record Psychic ChasmsÂ will find enough nostalgic sound bytes here to fill your entire closet of worn VHS tapes.
It’s notÂ sedated enough to be vaporwave, so I think we have a brand new genre here. Â We’ll call it caperwaveÂ â„¢.
Small running of Shoot The Moons with full colour jacket art on vinyl..! Pressed here in Toronto on my own!
Includes digital pre-order of Shoot The Moons. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
Digital album releases November 11, 2016
Item ships out on or around November 21, 2016
Edition of 200
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive