Boomkat Product Review:
Continuing his spell of a busy old few months, Cameron Stallones arrives with his most ambitiously proportioned long-player to date. On Patrol arrives virtually alongside the Heavy Deeds LP and Platoon, by Stallones' band, Magic Lantern and finds the psychedelic, sci-fi dub auteur expanding his creative parameters by taking the track durations to more jam-like lengths. Once again, '70s kosmische sounds and misplaced tropical vibes seem to get all watery and weird under this man's spell, morphing into babbling streams of bizarre funk and spaced out reggae, all filtered through haunted tape decks and gratuitous amounts of wah-wah pedal. This is a seriously mighty tome from Stallones and may yet prove to be his magnum opus, although having spent only a relatively small amount of time with On Patrol, it does feel a tad intimidating in all its vastness. Expect to lose many a late night on this one. Also of note: On Patrol may well have the greatest sleeve art of all time. Well, that might be a bit of a knee-jerk statement, but if nothing else the visuals resonate perfectly with the far-out dislocations of the music.