demian castellanos Ether (LP, £19.95)label: Cardinal Fuzz
Demian Castellanos is best known as the man behind the London psyche rock outfit The Oscillation. Presented here is more fruits of Demian's obsession for the infinite possibilities offered by an electric guitar and 12 string acoustic guitar, some effects pedals (delay, fuzz, tremolo, phaser and flanger) and a 4 track Tascam Porta 3. Sharing touchstones with Pete Kember's 'Soul Kiss Glide Divine' and Kevin Shields' sonic explorations, Demian has provided an aural equivalent of Brion Gysin's 'Dream Machine'. Like the 'Dream Machine', this music is best listened to with eyes closed so that listeners may experience increasingly bright and complex patterns of colour behind closed eyelids during which you may enter a hypnagogic state. Recorded in Cambridge 1995, Demian returned to the recordings in the winter of 2015 where the tapes were transferred and mixed at Xibalba Studios. Limited to 250 copies. Split release with Out Of Phase Frequencies.
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