1. Snail Headed Victrolas
2. When Cries Are Photographed Finally As Ravens
4. Asteroid Joiroid
“When cries are photographed finally as ravens, love will die . . . “
This release is the brain-child of Walter Holland and Richard Watson (In Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Walter sang “Lie Broken, Bleeding” on Mesmerized by the sirens and “The touch and the darkness” on Ashes in the brittle air). The deep cybernetic chants of introspective martyrs flirt over post-psychedelic landscapes forged upon the sounds of Stratosfear-era T.Dream and early ’70s Pink Floyd. Archive opens the vaults with 1980’s Snail Headed Victrolas. Analog electronics and stirring guitars, the first American independent album to catch Sam’s ear. Acid-hazed mind-trips, ripe with sounds and emotions few have been able to capture.
“Hippy space rock revisited. Bear in mind Ozric Tentacles have made a living out of emulating this stuff. At least Amber Route were there first.” (THE EMPTY QUARTER)