Salvia Plath – ‘The Bardo Story’

Our rating:

‘The Bardo Story’ sounds like a collection of rediscovered ’60s and ’70s gems uploaded to YouTube.

Baltimore’s Michael Collins made music as Run DMT until 2012, when an aggressive dubstep group using the same name threatened him with legal action. Now he’s Salvia Plath, a hybrid of The Bell Jar author Sylvia Plath and herbal high salvia. Like albums by other psychedelic dreamers Ariel Pink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ‘The Bardo Story’ sounds like a collection of rediscovered ’60s and ’70s gems uploaded to YouTube. ‘House Of Leaves’ is a blissful ramble, there’s a wonky Velvet Underground violin darkening ‘Bardo States’, and ‘Salvia Plath’ is an entrancing psychedelic wobble. Get stuck in.

Siân Rowe

Details

Record label: Weird World
Release date: 08 Jul, 2013