The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘Revalation’

A whistle-stop tour through genres, 'Revelation' has a singular vision

Anton Newcombe is one of those rare artists who manages to stay prolific without compromising his output. ‘Revelation’ plays like a mixtape showcasing the broad spectrum of styles his band have absorbed over two decades and 14 albums. There’s psych-rock (‘Xibalba’), trance-like motorik grooves (‘Memorymix’), propulsive instrumentals (‘Duck And Cover’), bluesy introspection (‘Days, Weeks And Moths’) and off-kilter moments that seem disconnected from any time and place (‘Second Sighting’). At times that flow can feel fractured, but the underlying consistency is a singular vision and an irrepressible sense of purpose.

Cian Traynor

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