Album review: Various artists – ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’

Album review: Various artists - 'The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral'

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A modern pysch tribute to the hero of the genre, Roky Erickson

Reports of [a]Roky Erickson[/a]’s mental incapacitation have always been premature. True, he fits the archetype of the LSD-damaged Texan psych rock intronaut (see also Gibby Haynes, Josh Pearson). Yet he has also played recent successful gigs, released a fine album with Okkervil River and even turned up on this, his own tribute album. With genuine mind-bending vibes from Dead Meadow, respectful twanging from The Strange Attractors and cough medicine-powered industro-gaze from A Place To Bury Strangers, this set is strong enough to cleanse your third eye.

[b]John Doran[/b]