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Sunrise Ocean Bender and Cardinal Fuzz are proud to offer the s/t LP of heavy and heavenly kosmische-kraut inspired rock via Gothenburg by another of Sweden’s finest, Lamagaia. “Lamagaia” is being released on standard black vinyl, limited edition colored vinyl (purple and blue swirl) with full-color printed inners (sleeve and inner sleeve designed by Rommel Valgart).
A previously released 7" on the ever brilliant Höga Nord Rekords as well as the far out self-released “Lamagius” LP brought them to the attention of Cardinal Fuzz, who in turn flipped our switch. As soon as the needle had reached the end of their record, the Cardinal began pleading with them to release a record. Lamagaia agreed and a plan was hatched with the Cardinal to get this new record out to as many people as possible. Lamagaia have sent forth 2 tracks—‘Aurora’ is the throb of the universe as waves of feedback collide with the oscillating sturm und drang of music. ‘Paronama Vju’ builds from slides of cosmic synths into a wondrous and circular pulsating psychedelic trip. They are simply incredible.
“Sophomore full length from Sweden psychsters features 35 minutes of brain-crushing, throbbing deliciousness split across two sidelong tracks. ‘Aurora’ pummels forth like that proverbial train that kept a-rollin’ down the line, awash with fuzz-frying, dive-bombing guitar, stutter-stepping drums, and head-throbbing basslines. … ‘Paronama Vju’, a veritable somnambulistic trudge through the Milky Way on a cloud of stardust. … It’s like a Quicksilver-meets-Grateful Dead jam...on steroids. Just sit back and enjoy the trip.”—It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine
“This is a belter, pure and simple - an immense gravitational down pressure. If you like Hawkwind circa Space Ritual then you’ll have difficulty containing your excitement, such is the ruthless pile driving metre and Dave Brock-style riffing, overlaid with the often incendiary scorched earth quality of a White Manna or Hills. … Flip it and ‘Paronama Vju’ starts off with admirable and tasteful restraint … Straight out of the top drawer.”—The Terrascope
“Lamagaia make long songs feel necessary and effortless – even brief, in a way, by their continually vibrant, fresh take on Krautrock-inspired heavy psych … their urgency and pace have a way of shrinking their significant lengths to quick and potent doses. … High recommended this one.”—The Active Listener
“‘Aurora’ launches, and with the spacey guitar take off it really does launch, and banging into a massive heavy track that just keeps hacking away the debris in your brain for just under seventeen minutes. … This is not so much garage rock as space port repair shop … it rocks … and rocks … then rocks some more. … By contrast side two, ‘Panorama Vju’, is perhaps what happens when the space dock repairs are over. This is a smooth spacey track which does not so much batter than cajoles.”—Psych Insight Music
“Two of the more interesting of independent record labels that are firmly established in this modern day psych rock/kraut rock firmament have joined forces to release an immensely bruising two track self-titled monolith … hypnotically intense, absolutely all consuming and saturated by mescaline fueled sound waves…”—Primal Music
“Yet another early contender for Album of the Year comes in the form of kosmische laden, psych rock from Sweden' via Gothenburg's Lamagaia. This is a split release from 2 labels with a reputation for ensuring their output is constantly interesting, challenging and most importantly mind meltingly good. … Highly recommended.”—Atom Heart Mutha
“‘Lamagaia’ is everything I would hope it would be when it was whispered about several months ago … innovative, as heavy as hell (in places) with a strong kraut/kosmische vein running through it. … two tracks and two distinctly different tacks ... both superb and both technically astute. The fact that they originate from the same band is a marvel. For an album that has only two tracks, there is enough creativity and invention to keep the listener rapt and wrapped in a cocoon of lustrous sounds.”—Dayz of Purple & Orange
“Sixteen minutes of searing feedback and deep drones, “Aurora” does the damage first, a guitar groove cruising out of the wreckage as space-rock synths lock in hard and get heavy with neo-kraut repeats. It’s a track of total immersion rock, zoning in and out of focus to the command of a mysterious vocal slathered in reverb and coming from the depths of some lonely black-hole. … Torn between riffs and hallucinogenic jamming, it slays before tapering off to herald the soothing tonic of “Paronama Vju”. Nineteen minutes of meditation … ”—[sic] Magazine
“Clocking in around 35 minutes for two tracks had us wondering if this album contained unnecessary lengthy feedback or unwanted gaps of silence. Not here folks, these two entities are extremely rich in heavy psychedelia and very absorbing as they will no doubt consume every fiber of your being. It’s virtually impossible to explain the journey these two tracks will take you on, let’s just say it’s the trippiest album we have heard so far in 2017.”—Rotation11
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