Boomkat Product Review:
New York psych operators Psychic Ills return with a new EP for The Social Registry, presenting material lifted from around the same period in the band's lifespan that led to their Mirror Eye album. After the brooding raga of 'Transmute', 'Secret Flower' introduces a swaggering, rocky sound pinned dow by a flat beat and hazed-over vocals. The Eastern vibes remain dominant thanks to modal guitar circulations taking the lead, and this proves itself to be a memorable standout on the LP. Instrumental 'Indus Echo' maintains this sort of harmonic profile, incorporating djembe, which only heightens the effects-treated raga psychedelia of the piece. The band really go to town on 'Outvocation', a track that takes up the entirety of the B-side with a modular synth-driven cosmic jam.