Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre have a barely tarnished legacy of work, and don't look to stop adding high quality to their back catalogue any time soon. Their twentieth full-length 'Don't Get Lost' opens with 'Open Minds Now Close' a blistering kraut jam and wavering harmonics, with Anton Newcombe's sparse lo-fi vocals delivering mantras through the wall of sonics. It's darker in tone than their recent previous work, and this sound continues throughout the record, gradually augmented by guitar riffs that hark back to early BJTM work, and pared back by interlude-style tracks of ambient electronic warmth. For a band to have been around as long as Brian Jonestown Massacre have, and still be releasing records of this calibre, is no mean feat.
Like Describing Colors To A Blind Man On Acid (3:01)
Lunar Surf Graveyard (3:34)
The Sun Ship (3:57)
Review: No longer simply the nearly-man egomaniac chronicled in the movie Dig, Anton Newcombe is now viewed with the kind of reverence he probably always felt he deserved, a modern master of classic psychedelia with a glint in his eye, having carved out a trademark sound that transcends retro trappings by its constantly questing and adventurous nature. The Spacemen 3-referencing sleeve of this new effort - his third work in the last two years and 15th BJM album in total - somewhat belies a sound that could come from no other maverick, its widescreen sweep locking horns with synapse-shredding experimentation.