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Sarin Smoke - Vent MIE 013

After performing at a concert in Oakland, 2010 and feeling proud of their musical output, Tom Carter (Charlambides) and Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans) decided to collaborate with one another again as a guitar duo. The resulting record amalgamates Tom's recent self-oscillating, power starved shredding psychedelia, with Pete's self proclaimed "more neanderthal attempts at VU/Roy Montgomery inspired simple melodicism". Ultimately, the album is an unusual haze of oscillator sweeps, dying batteries, ripping solos and clean(ish) two chord backbones forming a very unique angle on the possibilities that the "psychedelic rock" format could aspire towards.

Tom Carter was recently on a tour with Charlambides where he developed a very serious case of Pneumonia. He has just made it back to USA after falling ill in May and is on the slow road to recovery. He unfortunately has medical bills, no job to come home to and will now require ongoing treatment in the US. His prognosis was fortunately, very positive health-wise, but he will need financial support throughout what remains of his recovery.

LP + Digital - £13
Digital (all formats) - £7


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