The Other Kingdom - Reveur
On translucent orange vinyl with purple splatter. Housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Download. Dublin’s finest psychedelic outfit offer an intriguing combination of neo-psychedelia enthused with untainted splashes of garage rock. Comprised of twelve tracks we begin the journey with Common Colours // Common Sounds, a plucky guitar focused number which immediately marks out the intent of this album. Eye Do Eye instantly ramps up the tempo, rhythmic drumming and vocal harmonies drawing attention early on. Telescopic State of Mind is a nod back to their past, equally showing how far they have progressed as a band, with a more embodied sound. Comatosed is the one to dance along too with its catchy guitar riff and keys accompaniment. Chemikle continues this theme, with the addition of deep vocals and an empowered rhythm section. Rays for Days (When the Sun Did Shine) and Hellion work in perfect harmony side by side to create dreamy, shimmering vibes, similar to those invoked by the likes of Asteroid No. 4. Morning Skies is the perfect continuation of this theme with a floating guitar riff, fading in and out of consciousness, accompanied by evocative lyrics and a rolling drum pattern. नई दिल्ली सात calls on Eastern inspirations to produce an instrumental, drone laced interlude. Valley of Nowhere and This is War conclude the album with a moody continence, displaying to full effect exactly what This Other Kingdom are capable of. This Other Kingdom are honing and refining their sound with every rotation, mutating into a tour de force and this LP with its luring vocals tones, inspired guitar assonance and charged rhythms is for anyone who likes modern psychedelia, with strong ties to the sounds of the past.
For fans of: The Doors, His Name is Codeine, The Blue Angel Lounge, Asteroid No. 4