jason simon Familiar Haunts (LP, £12.75)label: Cardinal Fuzz
Jason Simon is best known as the guitarist and singer for the seminal heavy psych band Dead Meadow. On 'Familiar Haunts' Jason takes his love for the haunting Appalachian banjo playing of Dock Boggs and old time Americana folk music to create a heady mix n which wheezing organs come up against Maestro like drum machines and delivers on the weirdness inherent in old folk/country and blues tunes. All the various strains of cosmic psychedelia run through the grooves here, as you'll find when you dip into the opening cut 'The People Dance, The People Sing' with its twanging droning raga-like banjo gliding into wild tangles of heavy swirling clouds of psych bliss.
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