The Cult of Dom Keller – Goodbye To The Light

Another band what has been busy, I swear I’ve had several notifications of new release by these, all with different titles. Or it may be that people I follow have bought their stuff of late, and I’m mixing that up with actual new releases. But I’m waaay behind on catching up with stuff anyway. Been busy with my own thang again, which has grown into a many tentacled beast of a project which doesn’t even promise a(nother) new album this year. Though you may get one anyway. Depends how I feel.

If you know TCODK then you know what to expect. If you don’t, then they’re kind of gothy garage psych which are three words I literally just made up because no-one else has ever used them before. Don’t mention it. They do delve into more ambientish themes, though, which I believe represents a new element to their approach.

Anyway, my rubbishness at descriptions aside, there’s some right belters on this.

Also, they have this new thing due.

Thee Telepaths – The Velvet Lounge

I have something in common with Thee Telepaths. I’ve also recorded music at Far Heath recording Studios. I did it with the old blues band I was in. We recorded a demo. It is a marvellous place to record music, surrounded by fields, devilishly difficult to find, lovely spacious vibe.

Bit like this music, really. Music that is also dense. Difficult trick to pull off, but they do it well. My only nark is that they’ve split what is essentially 3 long tunes into separate pieces which mean that when you listen digitally – as I have to – you get a gap at what seem like quite arbitrary intervals.

As someone who has no intention of ever buying a vinyl player due to not having money to waste on relics of our imperial greatness (face it, people, it’s over), I get rather annoyed by the snobbery shown towards those of us who focus on the digital music.