Wednesday, 7 September 2016

REVIEW: "Untitled" by Vanishing Kids (EP)

By: Theron Moore

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 13/05/2016
Label: Independent


Paying homage to Windhand marrying Ty Segall; in a fuzzed out conjoining of sounds and soundscapes traversing planes of terra firma.  That is Vanishing Kids.

‘Untitled” CD//CS//DD track listing:

1). Mockingbird
2). Eyes of Secrets
3). Without A Sun
4). Magenta Blue

The Review:

Remember the “Kraken” from “Clash of the Titans?” Unleash that with the essence of Blue Cheer and that’s “Mockingbird,” the first track from Vanishing Kid’s 4 song EP.  Like the other songs here, “Mockingbird” has a flowing, dream tapestry about it, like something you’d hear on a David Lynch soundtrack.  Nightmarish and beautiful.  With layer upon layer of texture.  The kind of thing you can reach out and touch with your mind; guided by Nikki Drohomyreky’s vox, a lifeguard in a sea of strangeness; her soothing vocals guide you ashore, safely. 

“Eyes of Secrets” roots out, like a tree searching for water, goes deeper, scouring the depths of heaviness and doom in other ways, not overtly heavy.  Rather travelling psychedelic pathways to humming consciousness, paying homage to Windhand marrying Ty Segall; in a fuzzed out conjoining of sounds and soundscapes traversing planes of terra firma.  That is Vanishing Kids.  Neural pathways electrical, alive…

Penultimate track, “Without a Sun,” dreams further, velvet, smooth, and instead of going for the anvil’s forge.  Pounding, streaks upward to the sky, searching for Icarus, conjuring notions of Salems Pot and Wooden Ships, multiple freak outs allowed, and often.  Embrace it.  Escape into it.  Get lost and found again.  Somewhere between LA Witch and the end of forever and still, heavy like the Earth. 

And then slip into the last track, “Magenta Blue,” beyond the horizon, through the rainbow and silent, heavy drift; the land of lucid, wavy, thoughts, where heightened, sensory perception kicks in, giving nod to active brain, active players Nikki Drohomyreky’s vox with Jason Hartman- Guitar; Jerry Sofran- Bass and Hart Allan Miller- Drums.  The dream is complete.  Psychedelicized.  Doom be thy name.  Your brain will see you now…

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1 comment:

Bruce Jones said...

This is fantastic. I have listened to it four times in a row. Thanks for the tip. Great review too.