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Vocokesh ( )

The Tenth Corner
Strange Attractors Audio House ( )
The Tenth Corner is some pretty powerful high grade acid audio psychedelia. I’d would love it if this stuff were to ever come back “hard� into style. But until that phoenix rises from those ashes, I am forever grateful to devoted space cadets, like Vocokesh front man Richard Franecki, who keep it real in today’s watered down world by cranking out serious jams (not songs), genuinely worthy of the term “psychedelic�. (the long form of the word, not the chopped psych-) Vocokesh hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and this is their fourth releases since they opened the books on their enterprise of modern day psychedelia in 1991. Tenth Corner is a slow cinematic lysergic whirlwind of synthesizers, free-form improv, eastern tonalities, white noise/fuzzz and walls of percussion. Vocokesh’s jams are no doubt on par with some of the greatest Floyd/Dead-influenced acid-rock freak-out(!)s of all time. Two of the songs on this recording were conceived as alternate soundtracks to Alejandro Jodorowsky films: “Love theme from El Tropo� and “The Holy Mountain�, which is the record’s standout track with it’s haunting swirling organs and Aphex Twin electronic screeches. The song “Desert Song (Zabriskie Point)� is another lost soundtrack for an unnamed film which plays out like a whole night’s hallucination compressed into five minutes and twelve seconds. It is completely unsurprising to see these Vocokesh tracks rolled out as cinematic backdrops considering they play out like little homemade movies inside the mind’s eye of the listener. Wanna hit?

By L Pounds
Jan 10, 2005

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