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"Ekranoplan" (Tee Pee; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

San Francisco psych revivalist trio The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound do their part in assisting the youth of today to tune in, turn on, and drop out with their swirling nine-track endeavor, "Ekranoplan." 

Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Nebula, and The Dead all showed up to the lake, and they all brought their instruments, man! Acid flashback riffs, the lost art of percussive restraint, and a ton of mushroom-clouded musical interludes fill your head up something fierce on cuts such as "Ellen Koray," "Occult Roots," and "Mosquito Lantern," enough to make you grow your hair and live off the land. 

Play this album with caution, as the sugary rhythms, ass-kicking fretwork, and sunshine melodies of days gone by are persuasive enough to totally change your frame of mind, if not permanently, than at least for the 38 minute wash-over this disc performs. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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