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Dream fusion of original E-rock pioneer Simeon Coxe and his psych descendant Makoto Kawabata ov Acid Mothers Temple, recorded in 2020 before Coxe departed this mortal coil later that year
The respective titans in their field feel out a classic echo of the cosmic Silver Apples sound in satisfyingly durational excursions that turn outward/inward in true psych and krautrock styles. ‘Mirage’ arrives as a posthumous dedication to Silver Apples’ Simoen Coxe, the longstanding vocalist and catalyst behind its influential arc from the late ’60s, via stops and starts, into the ‘90s and now, who passed away aged 82, during the album’s assembly.
The first side plays to the classic Silver Apples schematic with a non stop 15 minute flight stretching out on rollin drum break and bass, layered with Kawabata’s lysergic soloing and Coxe’s bleeping patter and wordless vocals. The B-side however plays to the flipside of the trip’s wave with Kawabata shredding heck over low end synth oscillation and kosmiche spooge on ‘Abduction of the Guilty’, before necessarily cooling out in deep space on the roiling title tune, and simmering down their mutual energies to the languid kosmic pastoral of ‘Future Reminiscence’, Coxe incanting lyrics about hieroglyphs, life and death to his foil’s textural guitar.