Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Linus Pauling Quartet (edit)

"A Brief History- 
The LP4 has been carrying the Texas Psych torch since the Mid-90s.  Following in the footsteps of the Mike Gunn and Dry Nod this seven member quartet has been praised in the pages of Ptolemaic Terrascope (UK), Rockerrilla (Italy), Magnet (USA), Broken Face (Sweden), et al. 

First off, it's almost impossible to describe its music in some kind of pithy rock-crit manner. Psychedelic space metal for the Mensa set is about the best we could come up with, and it doesn't quite encompass all that the LP4 does. It's not quite a stoner rock band, nor pure psych rock. Some songs could be likened to the spacey Britpop of Super Furry Animals and Spiritualized, or even early Pink Floyd, but members also bust out with a little hardcore here and there and even occasionally cloak themselves in the black garb of a death metal band. In short, they sound like a pretty large swath of the totally unique Houston rock scene all rolled into a single group.  Houston Press (USA)

"A large red sticker proclaiming WEIRD ALERT could not make things plainer."- Q Magazine (UK) 

"one of the top purveyors of the Texas stoner psychedelic style" Free City Media (USA)

spaced out metal and ultra heavy psychedelia that will appeal to anyone who likes.... well... spaced out metal and ultra heavy psychedelia. - Aural Innovations (USA)  

Like Slater says in Dazed and Confused, "You couldn't handle that shit on strong acid, man." On second thought, maybe that's the only way you could." Austin Chronicle (USA)   "

~ MySpace

Artist: Linus Pauling Quartet
Country: USA
Genre: Psychedelic Space Metal

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1995 Immortal Chinese Classics
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1997 Alien EP  *r  *m
1998 Killing You With Rock
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1999 KFJC - Live From The Vault     *r    *m
2000 Ashes in the Bong of God     *r   *m
2003  c6h8o6   *r    *m
2005 New Stuff & Demo's     *r   *m
2005 Singles & Rarities     *r   *m
2007 All Things Are Light     *r   *m

{forgot the Alien EP *grins*}


xeno said...

Wow! Incredible!
I don't know how you've found the whole discography,
but..... THANKS !!

Maybe, one day, I'll see the discography of
"Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound".
Their album "Ekranoplan" is fantastic,
and their last cd is less immediate,
but much powerful after several listenings.

I love you all.

Nes said...

sometimes i just come across stuff ;) but you're most welcome Xeno!

and maybe soon i'll up the AHSS disco, as far as i know they only have 3 albums ... they have such a distinct sound, really awesome, have had their last album on my phone for the last couple of weeks together with radio moscow's - brain cycles ~ the more i listen to those 2 albums the more & more i love em ^_^

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