Review: Label boss of Sublime Frequencies, mainstay of experimental pop outfit the Climax Golden Twins, chronicler of the Indian 78RPM gramophone industry and more, Robert Millis is nothing if not the restless polymath. Yet this more personal solo record sees him essaying a reflective and relaxed style that owes as much to cowpunk rawness as freeform psychedelic experimentation Tom Waits-esque balladry as luminous nocturnal atmospherics. With a directness and lightness of touch offset against the breadth of his influences, this may be the most memorable statement yet from this modern renaissance man.
Review: The mercurial, exotic and perplexing psychedelic force that is Sun City Girls have held court over a long and sprawling back catalogue over their thirty plus years of history, yet this 1990 album stands proud as probably the most glittering star in their firmament. A wild and vibrant collection of raga and middle-eastern infused acid-rock wig-outs, fevered guitar exploration and hallucinogenic dream-states, 'Torch Of The Mystics' is simultaneously a record ahead of its time and one that transcends time alogether. Mystical, intoxicating and still every iota as fresh a quarter century on.