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Wooden Shjips


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 16 ratings

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5 stars One of a clutch of new psychedelic groups for the 21st century, San Francisco's 'Wooden Shjips' have produced some of the most mind-meltingly cosmic music ever heard. Over the course of 'Wooden Shjips' five, long, meandering and deeply-trippy tracks, the group unleash a torrent of cyclical, motorik-grooved acid-rock that doesn't sound unlike raga-rock duo Clark Hutchinson jamming with Jimi Hendrix and Klaus Schulze in a smoky, incensed-filled Indian palace. Indeed, final track 'Shine Like Suns' is a beautifully-constructed and densely-mystical epic that seems to last forever but yet somehow never gets dull, as the constanly-reverberating, feedback-drenched electric-guitars pound their way through reams of LSD-fused psychedelic rock and back again via calmer, serener moments of almost-celestial calm. Fans of Dead Meadow, The Black Angels and Hawkwind may find much to admire in both this eponymously-titled debut and the group's excellent follow-up 'Dos', whilst the group have also released two compilation albums of early, rare singles and b-sides entitled 'Volume 1' and, un-surprisingly, 'Volume 2' that are well-worth owning if you like you're psychedelia raw, epic, bluesy and feedback-smothered. STEFAN TURNER, LONDON, 2010
stefro | 5/5 |


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