Various Artists: “Seeing For Miles”

In what now seems, somewhat miraculously, to be an annual free-pass for self-indulgence, I’ve been allowed to compile another one of my psych CDs to come free with the new issue of Uncut; the one with The Who on the cover, hence the CD’s pretty arbitrary title, “Seeing For Miles”.

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In what now seems, somewhat miraculously, to be an annual free-pass for self-indulgence, I’ve been allowed to compile another one of my psych CDs to come free with the new issue of Uncut; the one with The Who on the cover, hence the CD’s pretty arbitrary title, “Seeing For Miles”.



As with last year’s “Interstellar Overdrive”, I figured it may be useful to post links to a bunch of blogs about the artists on the disc. A couple of things here that I haven’t mystifyingly, blogged about. One is the new Six Organs Of Admittance album, which is lovely, but somehow stumped me to write about; I’ve linked instead to one of the numerous other posts on Ben Chasny.

The other is Theo Angell’s “Wakeling”, from his “Tenebrae” album. Angell is affiliated to the Jackie O Motherfucker collective, and now seems to have found a Brooklyn home alongside various Tower Recordings alumni. Consequently, “Wakeling” fits in well with that latter sound – evocative crypto-folk of the kind we used, in more innocent times, to call freak folk.

Anyway, here’s the full tracklisting. Let me know what you think when you’ve had a listen.

1. Arbouretum – “Another Hiding Place”
2. Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – “Kolob Canyon”
3. Sleepy Sun – “New Age”
4. Deradoorian – “Moon”
5. Ganglians – “The Void”
6. White Denim – “Mirrored & Reverse”
7. Wooden Shjips – “Down By The Sea”
8. Sun Araw – “Heavy Deeds”
9. Sir Richard Bishop – “Barbary”
10. Six Organs Of Admittance – “Actaeon’s Fall”
11. Theo Angell – “Wakeling”
12. Mountains – “Map Table”

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