ORGAN THING OF THE DAY, for that is what this daily page is really about, a thing a day to check out…..
“On Sunday (Jan 10th) we have a late-announced show from North West England based six-string cacophonists Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, who create a dense junk pile of classic rock rhythms and solos until all coalesce into a drone-like hum, part transcendental, part pure hedonism” so say the good people at Cafe Oto, one of the less conservative venues in London town
Recorded live at TUSK Mini at Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 12th July, 2014.
“An 18-legged psych monster with multiple drums and even more guitars hovering lysergically in formation over your altered mental state. Led by Nick Mitchell, who you’ll also know as part of blazing power trio Chalaque and his Golden Lab label, DSDV feature an elite coterie of Mancunian leftfield luminaries and casually hone the voodoo required to guide a cacophonous septet into unified formation and create a wailing psychedelic big band experience.
Across a small spree of very limited (and rapidly selling out) releases, DSDV have rapidly gained a reputation, with high praise from the likes of Thurston Moore and Byron Coley, Foxy Digitalis using such phrases as “The essential British psych release of 2012″. The ecstatic expansions of their music inspired The Wire to respond accordingly: “As each of the four side-long jams unfold they build into the kind of trance-inducing constructs that short-circuit thought while touching on the desperate ascension style of Albert Ayler’s New York Eye & Ear Control Group, complete with that same weeping, testifying tone, with heavenly vibrato traded for endless wah-wah. At points you can feel them nodding toward the kind of rock dinosaur-ism that has yet to enjoy underground rehabilitation – Lotus-era Santana, for one – and it’s all the more thrilling for it”