Maybe their exposure to the majestic Rocky Mountains gives this group of Denverites licence to plumb the kaleidoscopic depths of mindbending instrumental prog-rock. Their sitar-free psychedelic debut retains all the rainbow flavour of psychedelia while modernising its sounds and avoiding indulgence.
Collages isn’t so much a trippy cacophony of sound as the mesmerising eye of a storm. The tracks retain a sense of motion in measures, gradually layering fuzzy guitars with cavernous reverb, electronic blips and sleepily kinetic drums before ebbing away. Collages doesn’t revolutionise anything, but it does venture away from the mainstream and whisks you along with it. Think Yo La Tengo’s blissed out instrumentals jamming with a mellow Jimi Hendrix – and enough auditory acid to turn any litmus test fire engine red. www.myspace.com/ woodsmanman