“☆☆☆☆☆ Modern Psych Masterwork”

09/23/2018     / /

Back in 2006, Soft Abuse released the only album by Jewelled Antler Collective associates Flying Canyon. A truly magical record, it’s since assumed cult status on the US’ neo-psychedelic underground, owing partly to the suicide of the band’s shamanic leader, Cayce Lindner, but so much more to his music’s talismanic properties. Its bliss-filled daydreams appeared like a rising, cleansing breeze straight from the Earth’s pores, forming into a hazy veils of aurora borealis, hanging overhead like a newborn sky.

Prana Crafter’s Enter The Stream is one of the few recent retro releases to harness that elemental power. It has an other-worldliness drawn from the mysticism of Japanese acid-folk band Ghost and the trance-inducements of Agitation Free. Sol has taken the luscious Dead-like space jams of earlier cassette Bodhi Cheetah’s Choice, only delving deeper into song from, his poignant fireside vocals entwining with the dulcet reverb-soaked strum of the title-track and Old North Wind, coming over like a more emotive Six Organs of Admittance.

Enter The Stream fully deserves a future place in the pantheon besides such alternative totems as Souled American’s Frozen and Supreme Dick’s The Unexamined Life, and even the transformative Flying Canyon opus. It’s that good.

Record Collector Magazine