• sunray Full Circle (CD, £10.50)

    label: enraptured

    'Full Circle', is the third and much anticipated album from Jon Chambers' SUNRAY and kicks off with the 11-minute cosmic grind of 'Here To Go', followed by the driving instrumental 'Revelation', both owing a debt to Krautrock innovators such as La Dusseldorf and Neu! 'Take Me There', A-side from the preceding single, brings the band back into more familiar territory, delicious psych-pop utilising a swaggering bass line and West Coast harmonies, before bringing it to a close on a sea of distorted guitars and a droning sitar groove. The rest of the album is a more eclectic affair, exploring everything from, Baby Honey's, hallucinogenic guitar symphonies to pastoral folk, best heard on the gorgeous Golden Dawn, a reworking of Jeffrey Lee Pierces Zona Rose, and the Velvets-influenced 'Thru The Night'. Featuring, for the first time, vocalist Sophie Ray plus string section, the album is a testimony to how much SUNRAY's sound has evolved since their last LP in 2007.


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