Magic Castles - Starflower (Mega Blowout Sale)

"Their band name suggests vintage psychedelia, and Minnesota ensemble MAGIC CASTLES certainly don’t disappoint with their contemporary take on the formative years of the psych form. Magic Castles supplement their sparkling psych pop with pervasive drones and dreamy atmospheres."

"With deeply buried vocals and sonically layered productions, this outing sounds shrouded in mystery, reminding me of the wonderful Cheval Sombre, delivering their content with droning keyboards mixed with fuzzy guitars ... content not to take you anywhere you don’t want to be, from the time you drop this disc into the tray, to the time you take it out. With a delightful undercurrent of madness, the songs seem designed to absorb the listener and take them to some far off distant land, where for the next thirty minutes one gets to dream without comprehension. And in that aspect, the course Magic Castle has taken is right on the mark.
There’s a element to Magic Castle’s background sounds, and that comes in the nature of Brian Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets, allowing me to feel that I’m charting a journey that’s somewhat clear to me, somewhat familiar, and all without relying on anything that’s gone on before them in a manner that would suggest they are doing anything other than paying homage. This is a hazy release, make no mistake about it, it’s for the armchair traveler in all of us, for those of us who need to take some time out, and those who simply long for the rapture."
  • LabelA Recordings
  • UPC5055869507547
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