Label: Castle Face Records
Oppmerksomhet! The upcoming Oh Sees– album “Smote Reverser”Â has gone up for pre-sales on all Castle Face-sites within the last 24 hrs!
Constantly gaining momentum, John Dwyer’s highly versatileÂ power-psych outfitÂ might very well have spawned the oneÂ slab to ruleÂ them all (making it a double at that).Â The energy found within the first 2 available tracksÂ isÂ raw pressureÂ canned withÂ pure pleasure, andÂ it seemsÂ they have brought forth a beast of immense magnitude! The promise of aÂ of a heavy prog-vibe throughout sounds like a dream come true, andÂ presented by thatÂ sleeve man.. that artwork is sooo sick!Â This whole concept just tickles me in all the right places, simultaneously!
As usual Dwyer’s own Castle Face RecordsÂ has a couple of Limited Vinyl Editions up for grabs via mailorder only, and the “Peacock Blood” and “Velvet Smoke” variants both look absolutely ace. There’s also a standard Black Vinyl edition available, and your favourite indie-store will be stocking an exclusive Yellow variant.
Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. Youâ€™ll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of "Memory of a Cut Off Headâ€ť alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas...the Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, thereâ€™s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyerâ€™s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman. Hope youâ€™re hungry as these platters are piled high.
Colored vinyl is limited to one each per customer. Preorders will ship by the release date of August 17th.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive