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Starving Weirdos, "Land Lines"

Starving Weirdos, "Land Lines"
John Mulvey

A quick video to carry us through the weekend. I've been playing the new Starving Weirdos album, "Land Lines", for a few weeks now.

It's pretty cool, a kind of super-dense psych-ritual that sits someplace in between contemporary kosmische synth, tranced ethnological forgeries in the style of the Master Musicians Of Bukkake and the free drone of collectives like Sunburned Hand Of The Man. Catnip round these parts, basically.

An uncharacteristic curiosity led me to check out the clip the Weirdos released for one track, "Periods", the other day. Very effective, really, not least because it captures the cultish grandeur and non-specific creepiness of the music, as well as the ambiguity of how seriously they're taking it all. If you've ever fantasised - unlikely, I suspect - about Flaming Lips's supporting cast being sent to work for Jodorowsky, this one could work for you...

STARVING WEIRDOS - Periods from PɨK on Vimeo.


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