More Experience — From Acid Dreams
(OBUH D5, 1997, CD)
by Jon Davis, Published 2015-05-17Listening to From Acid Dreams, it’s clear that the largest influence on More Experience is early Pink Floyd: shades of “Astronomy Domine” appear regularly. But there are other sounds as well, such as the Byrdsian jangle of “Stop Turn Away” and the bouncy garage rock of the first part of “Goodnight”; “Schizodus Obscurus” has a bit of a Jefferson Airplane feel, featuring a female vocalist and bluesy guitar licks with a touch of raga-drone. The musicianship is good but not overly polished, with a looseness in feeling that suits the style well and contributes to the vintage feel. One interesting touch is the occasional use of backing vocals that are drenched in cathedral-like reverb and have a resemblance to Gregorian chant, sonically at least. But a kind of one-chord jam based on something like a Phrygian mode seems to be their home base, with trance-like tom patterns on the drums. The band was basically the trio of Krzych Cudny (bass), Hubert Klimski (drums, percussion), and Piotr Dudzikowski (credited as simply “Jimi” on guitar, vocals, and keyboards); the female vocals came courtesy of a couple of guests. More Experience clearly wears their influences on their sleeves, and probably T-shirts and underwear as well, but they do it well, and are skilled enough to be considered more than simple copyists. Any psych fan should find this a good listen.
Related artist(s): More Experience
Roswell Rudd RIP – Jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd, one of the distinctive players of his instrument in many strains of music, has died at the age of 82. With a career stretching back to the early 60s and over a hundred recordings featuring his playing, he leaves behind a substantial legacy. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. » Read more
Celebrate 10 Years of Fruits de Mer – As a special celebration for a decade of cool vinyl releases, our friends at Fruits de Mer records have prepared a limited edition reissue of an album by the first band ever to appear on the label: Schizo Fun Addict. The band is known for unusual release strag » Read more
Mega Dodo Presents New Charity Album – Our friends at Mega Dodo have put together a lovely compilation of their artists performing new arrangements of nursery rhymes, and all the profits from sales of the album will benefit Save the Children. It features a number of artists we've covered. » Read more