Thursday, February 17, 2011


Ethereal Planes Indian - Smoke Signals cd - $9.00

The second release by Ethereal Planes Indian displays a wider palette of sounds, as well as a larger arsenal of instruments. Vocal/percussive workouts and subdued accoustic rambles swirl, collide, and disperse into moog freakouts, psych guitar jaunts, and other sounds between and beyond. "The gentle psychedelic beauty shines gently through the trees of this guy's metaphorical forest and at its best this is approaching dreamlike folk hypnosis in the true essence of the word. The percussive workouts, the restrained meandering acoustic passages as well as the side trips into roaring psychedelia brings to mind the Australian mymwly collective and some of the artists on the Digitalis label, but this is at the same time slightly more blues-tinged and song based. Add to all this ample use of Moog, a tasty bedroom-psych atmosphere and the occasional murky vocal contribution and you get yourself a disc that will continue to fascinate long after the first ten listens." - Mats Gustafson,

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