24 Oct 2012

Permanent Clear Light - Higher Than The Sun Review

Fruits De Mer Records 7"

Housed in an eye catching 3D sleeve, complete with 3D glasses comes this new release from the esteemed Fruits De Mer label.
Permanent Clear Light are a Finnish band formed in 2009 and this is the first fruits of their union.
They combine neo-psychedelia and progressive rock in a very pleasing manner.
The A-Side is an original - a moody and fairly gentle piece of dreamy psychedelia, built on a foundation of acoustic guitars with some very tasteful soaring Gilmouresque lead guitars. Very nice.
For the B-Side the boys choose to tackle the old Van Der Graaf Generator classic "Afterwards", a brave decision but they acquit themselves admirably, using it as a launchpad for all sorts of cosmic spacerock explorations, again immaculately recorded with some lovely guitar tones and backwards guitar work.

Also released by Fruits de Mer :

The Chemistry Set - Kiss Me, Vibrate & Smile 7"
The reformed Chemistry Set continue on their impressive psych pop voyage with two excellent originals and a cover of Tomorrow's "Halucinations". Very nice.

Anton Barbeau - Psychedelic Mynde of Moses 7"
The most English of American psych artists with a covers e.p where he turns his attentions to Julian Cope, Robyn Hitchcock and a little perversely, himself. As consistently entertaining as anything in his back catalogue.

As is always the case with Fruits de Mer releases, these are limited edition 7" only, so no CDs or downloads. Get in quick as these sell like hotcakes as a rule.

Order them here.

Check out Permanent Clear Light's "Higher Than The Sun" here :

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