On their third album, Carlton Melton elevates their organic, improvised psych-jams to the sonic plane befitting the geodesic dome in which it was recorded, pulverizing all psychedelic hypno-drone that has come before. Mastered by John McBain (Monster Magnet, Wellwater Conspiracy), Photos of Photos is a testament to Carlton Meltonâ€™s finely honed craftâ€”from the lush, pastoral sonics of â€śNorâ€™ Easterâ€ť and the albumâ€™s title track to the smoldering, gargantuan riffs of â€śSpace Treaderâ€ť and the synth drones and spare rhythms of LP closer â€śWingspan.â€ť The four-piece melds what might otherwise be an indecipherable psychedelic mess into something coherent, uncompromising and loud: Meltonâ€™s Magick Karpet Ride.Two bonus tracks (available on the standard CD and download versions, as well as a limited two-disc vinyl edition) feature McBain on guitar / synth / echoplex. The full 23-minute psychedelically enhanced drone of â€śAdriftâ€ť peaks and dips as the title suggests, while â€śSmoke Dripâ€ť sounds exactly how one imagines a song called â€śSmoke Dripâ€ť would. And that is exactly what Photos of Photos is about: the sound, the vibe; a new age drifting, unchartered, across a sonic expanse.â€śâ€¦ intense, sweet, headnodding psychâ€¦.â€ť â€”Uncut â€śâ€¦ a dizzying, disembodied dose of fucked-up space psych drug-DOME bliss!!â€ť â€”Aquarius Recordsâ€śâ€¦ horizon sweeping afterglowâ€¦.â€ť â€”Mojoâ€ś... a sublime example of psychedelia at its most expansive and exquisite.â€ť â€”Kerrangâ€śNo bullshit, just plenty of brilliant, hypnotic riffing.â€ť â€”Terrorizerâ€śCarlton Melton are one of the best psychedelic rock groups in the worldâ€¦.â€ť â€”Was Ist Das
#1 Nor' easter
#2 Photos Of Photos
#3 Space Treader
#5 Adrift (Full)
#6 Smoke Drip
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