Friday, July 12, 2013

Chalaque - Sounds From the Other Ideology (FCR23)

the gift that continues to give.  peace and love to my friends at Humboldt Relief :)

Look out!  Sounds From the Other Ideology is coming for your head.  There is nothing which will mitigate its raw, psych fury from permeating your consciousness.  Sometimes the connection with music is instantaneous.  Sounds From the Other Ideology, on crystal-covered Feathered Coyote, did not spend any time in the bag incubator.  Rather, this beast of a tape was fully formed and prepared to captivate hearts and minds from the start.  With Nick Mitchell -founder of Golden Lab Records- related projects, that seems to be the rule, rather than the exception.  Nick's other project, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, was absorbed into the head similarly.

Every so often, a release comes around that makes one smile and remember the reason they love music.  Sounds From the Other Ideology is that type of cassette.  Chalaque is Nick's solo and collaborative project.  Sounds From the Other Ideology is a live recording that features Nick on guitar and vocals; Eric Hardiman (Rambutan, Burnt Hills) on bass; and Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides) on drums.  These two sides of blistering, frenetic psych jams possess the prodigious energy of Eternal Tapestry's Palace of the Night Skies and the uncompromising, raw beauty of a WCYT? nug. For any lover of psych or wild sounds, this tape will not disappoint.

Holy indica!  Straight from trichome heaven, Sounds From the Other Ideology joins Astral Body Electric as my jams of the year.  Already sold out at Volcanic Tongue, I believe the remaining copies are available from the source.

peace and love, friends :)