RIYL: Black Mountain / Buried Feather / Black Angels / Elder / Uncle Acid

Label: Kozmik Artifactz / Art As Catharsis

Sydney AU’s Turtle Skull just released one of my most anticipated releases for this year, and one that turned out to be a rare treat!

Their outsanding S/T 2019 debut was a 4 track mini-album that channeled monolithic riffs beneath a melodic veil of motorik bliss, fittingly self-described as Flower Doom.

For their sophomore double album Monoliths, they have transcended further into the void, resulting in a majestic masterpiece that is equally aetheric and soothing as it is mindblowing and heavy. Groovy gravy!

Pre orders for the delicious slabs of vinyl opened up just the other day over at Kozmik Artifactz in EU, and theres still a few of the most limited Blue/Orange edition available thru the Buy Now button underneath.

AU orders opened up a couple months back over at the bands BC, but you can still grab the White vinyl and some sweet merch THROUGH HERE


The Details


- 300x 180g solid white
- 200x 180g A/B desert orange marbled C/D sky blue marbled (KOZMIK MAILORDER EDITION)
- plated & pressed on heavy high performance vinyl by Pallas Group in Germany
- deluxe 300gsm gatefold cover
- special vinyl mastering

Turtle Skull's second album, Monoliths is a texture-rich record that dances between bone-crushing lows and ethereal highs.

Taking inspiration from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Turtle Skull's blend of warped psychedelia, shattering doom and indie-rock sensibility merges into their own brand of music dubbed 'flower doom'.

While the final product contains a faint similarity to the sounds of King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard, Khruangbin, or Kikagku Moyo, Monoliths is distinctively its own beast. It's a record that heaves and soars, taking joyous compositions and steering them headfirst into a realm of fuzz and fury.

At the end of its runtime, Monoliths undeniably displays a much more fleshed-out realisation of the doom, psych rock and indie fusion that launched the five-piece into the public eye following their self-titled release. Tipping between heavy and catchy is the strength of Monoliths - the roar of the fuzzed-out amps is counterbalanced by feather-light vocals, creating a contrast as clear and harmonious as sun and sky. For fans old and new, this is fusion at it's finest - a record with something to offer every listener.

Price $32

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