• an albatross We Are the Lazer Viking (LP, £9.95)

    label: Ace Fu

    An Albatross is a psychedelic sonic orgasm; a barrage of mechanical, jerky and discombobulated time signatures eclipsed by hectic Farfisa organ/synthesizer melodies. Not unlike sitting down with an average American family during primetime television, the music is unquestionably attention-span friendly for an ADD-diagnosed society: unbelievably short, complex, infectious bursts of polyrhythms and spirit. In 2002, An Albatross caught the attention of New York City's Ace-Fu label and forged a relationship that culminated in the 2003 release of the 8-minute merciless aural onslaught, "We Are the Lazer Viking," an enhanced CD EP produced by sonic savant Wharton Tiers (Sonic Youth, Helmet, Dinosaur Jr.). "30 seconds into the opening title track, and you'll wish you had a bedpan. Not some wimpy leakage, either: this is real vitamin-laden, write-your-name-in-the-snow spazz-soul-rawk." - Pittsburgh City Paper.

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