11 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fans of Psychic Ills' 2011 set Hazed Dream might have been wondering where the band would go after 2012's strange—and bewitching—Telesthetic Tape: 40 minutes of industrial/ambient abstraction. One Track Mind steps back into the psych-rock morass, a full-on immersion in Velvet Underground–meets–Spacemen 3 atmospherics that occasionally threatens to detour into the netherworld of Psychic Ills weirdness. But for the most part, the group stays locked in a groove—distorted and grimy, or hazy and ethereal—and the results are surprisingly cohesive. It's a narcotized groove, so don't expect Woven Bones or even Crystal Stilts. (Though Neil Hagerty of Howling Hex, Royal Trux, and Pussy Galore contributed, both musically and in production.) The desert dust-and-peyote haze of the opening track, "One More Time," is hypnotic and beautiful; it makes a grand entryway to One Track Mind.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fans of Psychic Ills' 2011 set Hazed Dream might have been wondering where the band would go after 2012's strange—and bewitching—Telesthetic Tape: 40 minutes of industrial/ambient abstraction. One Track Mind steps back into the psych-rock morass, a full-on immersion in Velvet Underground–meets–Spacemen 3 atmospherics that occasionally threatens to detour into the netherworld of Psychic Ills weirdness. But for the most part, the group stays locked in a groove—distorted and grimy, or hazy and ethereal—and the results are surprisingly cohesive. It's a narcotized groove, so don't expect Woven Bones or even Crystal Stilts. (Though Neil Hagerty of Howling Hex, Royal Trux, and Pussy Galore contributed, both musically and in production.) The desert dust-and-peyote haze of the opening track, "One More Time," is hypnotic and beautiful; it makes a grand entryway to One Track Mind.

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