Psychedelic rock’n’roll unit ECSTATIC VISION premiere new album « For the Masses » in full; out this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds
Philadelphia-based psychedelic rock freaks ECSTATIC VISION present their mind-melting new studio album « For The Masses » exclusively via Under The Radar, ahead of its official release this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
ECSTATIC VISION have tapped into something that expands heavy rock’s vocabulary and moves into a far-out sonic galaxy where there is music in the spheres but the spheres vibrate on previously untold frequencies.
LISTEN to new album ‘For The Masses’ via Under The Radar
« For the Masses, released on Heavy Psych Sounds, is Ecstatic Vision at its most space-y, most tripped-out, most avant-garde, and most rock and roll, somehow all at once. From the hard-driving seven-minute « Shut Up and Drive » and the horn-augmented tribal-sounding « Yuppie Sacrifice » to the succinct rock and roll blast of « Like a Freak » and the hypnotic « The Magic Touch, » For the Masses skewers through seven tracks in 36 minutes. » describes Under The Radar.
Says Sabolik of the album: « We are stoked to unleash our new album For the Masses to the public! We were toying with the idea of a more digestible record but at the end of the day we had to keep it real and the result was our most psychedelic, head-trip style record to date. This record mixes expansions of the elements we have touched on in the past and with the help of producer Tim Green (Melvins, Earthless) we have delivered a streamlined, clear version of our unique blend of Neanderthal, Catatonic, Semi-Articulate, Cro-Magnon Rock. »
New album « For The Masses »
Out September 20th on Heavy Psych Sounds
After bursting onto the scene with their 2015 tribal-psychedelic LP, Sonic Praise, touring the USA with Yob and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, crushing Roadburn, then quickly releasing a for-heads-only, noisy, psychedelic-garage record to weed out the weak (Raw Rock Fury), ECSTATIC VISION have pulled themselves out of the muck to deliver their finest album to date. Recorded in Philadelphia at Retro City Studios with Joe Boldizar andmixed/mastered by Tim Green (Earthless, The Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, Ecstatic Vision’s recent fuzzed-out sound has been sculpted it into a HI/FI psychedelic wonderland. This album is the closest the band has gotten to achieving the energy of their untouchable live shows on tape. EV took a simpler approach on the art this time, using the Spanish dream-team of Edko Fuzz and Bangalore Studios. For the Masses blends Tripped-out Synth, Semi-Catatonic Desert driving tunes, Afro-tribal Funkadelic Vibes, Troglodyte-Detroit Rock grooves, Acid Freak-Outs, Ethereal Psychedelic Hymns, and Mind-Altering Kraut Rock into Ecstatic Vision’s outsider take on modern music. It’s like if Tangerine Dream jammed with Lemmy and the Asheton Brothers and decided to play some World Music and Free Jazz in 1971.
In 2018 the band returned with Under The Influence on the Italian fuzz and cult rock label Heavy Psych Sounds. Under The Influence is ECSTATIC VISION‘s take on some of their favorite songs by some of their biggest influences ranging from Zam Rock to the kings of early Psychedelia and Detroit rock. The Fall of 2019 will see them release not only their hotly anticipated, new album For The Masses via Heavy Psych Sounds, but also the reissue of their timeless and classic of a debut album, Sonic Praise.
ECSTATIC VISION is
Doug Sabolik – guitar, organ, vocals
Michael Field Connor – bass
Kevin Nickles – saxophone, flute, guitar
Ricky Kulp – drums