Now’s the time to drink deeply from the grail of psych, for its bearers Plastic Crimewave Syndicate are among us once more. From the splatter vinyl to the extra-heavy cardboard sleeve, Crimewave leader Steve Krakow knows how to recast the spell of psych’s golden hour. Such obsessive detail is behind his Galactic Zoo Dossier magazine and in every fuzz-fierce and echo-soaked riff on this new self-titled LP. The music, however, is far from being revivalist or a mere pastiche of past glories. These six heavy and transcendental compositions channel inspiration in a way akin to Loop, Terminal Cheesecake or even Skullflower on a track like “Void 0f Eternity”. lt’s a double pleasure of the old and new. Now, are you ready to dream the dream – or ride the nightmare.”
The Yig is a short film by Harry Walker with a musical score by Dennis Hockaday and will be presented in full at En Media Res’ two night film section of the All Senses Festival this year. The short was filmed on Super 8 film with edits.
VK formed in 2000 by Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman. Brought together by similar weird music taste. The early years leaned towards post punk, shoegaze and progressive rock. The later years and currently see a more heavy, psychedelic influence. Through the years they have released albums through Failed Experiment records/ Underground Inc. (Chicago) and Bright as Night. They have been on many national tours and played countless regional shows. The band has been based out of Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and Madison, WI. They’re ’05 album “The Selfish Mirror” was produced by Martin Atkins (PIL/ Killing Joke/ Ministry etc). It was nationally and internationally distributed by Rykodisc. They have worked with Larry Crane (Jackpot! studios/ Elliot Smith/ Sleater Kinney), Steven Wray Lobdell (Faust/ Lords of Falconry), Mike Lastra (Smegma) and Steven Siebold (Damage Manuel) among others.
VK is working on their 5th full length album “Heavy Dreamer” due out in 2017.
Har-di-Har’s new record “will do will you” comes out on September 29th and will be available at the All Senses festival. The band plays Friday night at 8:00 pm.
Stream here – har-di-har.bandcamp.com/
This 2008 documentary will be the feature film for our Ford Photography Presents: Cinema At The Figge event at The Figge Art Museum On September 28th. Director Matt Wolf’s critically acclaimed documentary examines the life and work of Arthur Russell, an influential singer, songwriter, cello player and disco auteur who died tragically in 1992. The film blends archival footage with illuminating interview segments featuring some of Russell’s colleagues and most notable collaborators, including poet Allen Ginsberg, composer Philip Glass and indie pop sensation Jens Lekman.