Curious Aroma (Limited Edition LP)

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Format: LP  
Label: MIE 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A Part I
B Part II


Bass – Craig Garrett
Electric Guitar – Johnny Stanton, Vic Salazar
Electronics – Scott Allison
Percussion, Organ – Scott Verrastro

Inside Kohoutek's open, winding, slow-burning soundscapes lies the hard-edged reality of cosmic science, the hypnotic magic of mass-mind superstition, and the infinite paths of Saturn-bound outer spaceways.

On "Curious Aroma", that solar-seeking mix manifests as two spacious, patiently-developing LP sides. Guitars pick through the thickly-textured sonic space built by electronics and percussion, unafraid to knot or tangle, yet nimble enough to find gaps where others might blur.

The rhythmic curves traced by bass and drums prove as apt for psych-drenched heaviness as they are for cloudier foundations. One side floats forward and backward and sideways until it wraps around space-time; the other melds sparks of feedback and distortion into metal lumber so hard you can touch it through your speakers.

There are paths here that Kohoutek gradually move through, but that motion has the rare, intangible quality of sounding both spontaneous and guided, both new and determined.

LP edition limited to 350 copies.

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